- Oct 2, 2017
How many times do you people need to hear this. We're not monkeys!! We have the same ancestor! We also have a common ancestor with a banana.That's the No True Scotsman logical fallacy. There is no justification for morality without God other than the no true scotsman. eg "No true human would do that!" I wouldn't do it because humans just don't do that!. Yeah thats a logical fallacy. In the materialist/empiracist/sceptic paradigm, there is no justification for morality, just like there's no justification for logic, purpose, the self, causality, etc, because none of these things come from sensory perception. I understand you believe in some form of spirit or intelligent principle but don't like to call it God perhaps. But without that, yes there's no basis for morality at all, if we are just monkeys
"No true Scotsman, or appeal to purity, is an informal fallacy in which one attempts to protect their universal generalization from a counterexample in an ad hoc fashion by tautologically excluding the counterexample. Rather than abandoning the universal generalization or providing evidence that would disqualify the counterexample, this fallacy involves offering a modified generalization to definitionally exclude the desired specific case and counterexamples like it by appeal to rhetoric as opposed to an objective criterion. This rhetoric takes the form of emotionally charged but nonsubstantive purity platitudes such as ‘‘true, pure, genuine, authentic, real, etc " -- Wiki
As you can see, nothing I said has anything to do with that. You got some iron age God on your shoulder. I've got Jiminy Cricket. I'm quite happy!