Otherwise, they would have to give up their materialism.
Recently I posted about a woman who was charged with attempted murder when she put a newborn baby in a garbage bag and tossed him in a dumpster to die. Here is an exchange I had with Seversky regarding that post:
Is it objectively evil to put a baby in a garbage bag and throw him in a dumpster or is it just your subjective preference not to do so?
the overwhelming majority regard dumping newborns in dumpsters as being evil
Suppose the overwhelming majority regarded dumping newborns in dumpsters as good. Would it then be good?
Presumably, it would be good in the minds of the majority who approved of it. It would not be a good thing from my perspective.
There you have it. Sev’s position is this: They would prefer tossing babies in dumpsters and I would not. There is no basis on which to determine which preference is superior. Therefore, the preferences are objectively equal.
As I have said before, no sane person actually lives their life as if materialism is true. But Sev’s religious commitments compel him to pretend he believes it is true. Which leads him to say that he holds an outrageous position that we can be certain he does not truly hold. Sad that.