Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Atheism and Liberalism are incompatible.
Atheism is a lack of belief that a transcendent immaterial non-casual consciousness interacts with human beings, obtains in either existence or in some other reality. Liberalism is the moral stance that the power of government should be used to bring about some ideal of social justice. Liberalism is motivated by the proposition that a categorical moral imperative obtains such that all human beings are obligated to ensure that all other human beings have access to basic requirements to sustain life and further resources to enable all human beings to have an acceptable standard of living. Details of requirements associated with competing versions of Liberalism are not relevant to this discussion. Statements of form [A should B] are moral prescriptions to action B. Under theism morality is alleged to be absolute proceeding from the basal nature of the supposed deity via way of some means other than uniformity of nature, i.e. a super-nature. Liberalism's motivating supposition of a categorical moral imperative is premised on an unstated enthymeme that the source of the CMI is some super-nature. Consider, human genetics cannot account for CMI as humans are not controlled by their genes. Genes dictate phenotype, but cerebral phenotype cannot yield predictive power to ascertain a future state of behavior. Liberalism assumes the CMI is foundational to the human constitution, however history shows humans have evolved from primates. With few exceptions, primates are self interested and will struggle for dominance while cooperating in groups to aid hunting, mating, rearing young, and defending against predators. Evolutionary history cannot account for CMI. If Categorical Moral Imperative cannot be traced to nature, then Liberalism must premise CMI from some undefined super-nature or other than nature. Since CMI is categorical in only applying to humans, then it appears just like the production of a discriminating casual process. Since Universal Common Descent is known true, then for a Moral Imperative to not be universal, whatever caused it must be discriminating for Homo Sapiens. Consciousness is one such process with which Liberalism is familiar. People have a tendency to assume that with which they are well acquainted is common. knowledge. Its very likely that Liberalism assumes as an an unstated enthymeme that the source of the CMI is some discriminating supernatural consciousness. This qualifies as a form of theism albeit weak theism. Therefore, a Strong Atheist knows what the weak atheist/agnostic doesn't, that Liberalism is built on bullshit mythology and false morality. No one should accept Liberalism.