yeah you know the argument ... atheists have no way of justifying morality... if there is no purpose, how do we continue to live with ourselves
what's your favorite response to the rediculous notion?
I like to talk about the morality of mosquitos. I always pondered their purpose as a theist. They really made me start to question the "purpose" nonsense.
If everything must have a purpose to exist, which is already a fallicious argument, what is the purpose of the mosquito? what is the purpose of the mudskippers that crawled out of the muck and we evolved from? (of course it wont work on creationists, but they are so hopelessly retarded it doesn't matter) If everything in the universe is for the purpose of serving man, mosquitos fail miserably.
Now, if you accept that a mosquito exists simply for the purpose of existing and reproducing like darwinism claims, suddenly the parasitc little pricks make sense.
Now, as for morality? Morals are absolutely relative. Dogs and elephants and dolphins are able to simulate, if not directly feel love in their instincts. Morality seems to be a function of intelligence and all smart animals know that working together makes them more likely to survive.
Anybody have any more snide remarks or extra funny analogies? I'd like to see it picked apart from a witty or sensible perspective.