Thursday, May 28, 2009

Transcendent fucktardery

According to fucktard Mark Shea, Every atheist is a thief:
...who steals from theism in order to give his personal moral system the weight of transcendence that his philosophy denies can be there.
Oh good grief. There's nothing at all transcendent about humanist morality. The only people who need transcendence are religious fucktards to morally justify raping and abusing thousands of children.

He then invokes the always-irritating argument from ignorance, saying atheists "are constantly haunted by commanding Oughts that are inexplicable apart from a Transcendent God and a human race made in his image and likeness."

Really, how fucking stupid to you have to be to consider the well-being of other people to be inexplicable?

Shea's present motto is "So That No Thought of Mine, No Matter How Stupid, Should Ever Go Unpublished Again!" Shea definitely lives up to the spirit of this motto.

6 comments:

  1. Socrates, Jr.5/30/09, 1:35 PM

    "The only people who need transcendence are religious fucktards to morally justify raping and abusing thousands of children."

    Hmm... I was not aware that any Irish theologians wrote treatises endorsing child rape/abuse. (Indeed, it was my recollection that the Cathechism of the Catholic Church condemns rape, especially the rape of children by those to whom they are entrusted). Could you point me to any theological manuals (with imprimatur and nihil obstat) that theologically justified the abuses in Irish schools?

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  2. "Really, how fucking stupid to you have to be to consider the well-being of other people to be inexplicable?"

    Given that humans are simply combinations of chemicals and electricity, doesn't it just come down to physics whether any given person is kind or cruel?

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  3. the Cathechism of the Catholic Church condemns rape, especially the rape of children by those to whom they are entrusted -

    Didn't do much good, eh?

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  4. Given that humans are simply combinations of chemicals and electricity, doesn't it just come down to physics whether any given person is kind or cruel? -

    Yes, which is why the well-being of other human beings is explicable.

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  5. Socrates, Jr.6/1/09, 11:11 AM

    "Yes, which is why the well-being of other human beings is explicable."

    What makes said well-being morally desirable? I mean, is not the abuse of those Irish children entirely explicable as the result of a physical/chemical system? What makes the physics behind a soup kitchen any better than the physics behind the abuse in Ireland? Don't both situations owe their existence to the same physical laws? Why distinguish morally between them?

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  6. Junior, are you really completely unable to open your mouth without something completely stupid coming out?

    We make moral distinctions on the basis of our subjective beliefs and preferences, which are themselves the results of physical law.

    If you'd like more detail, read my series on meta-ethical subjective relativism. If you want me to actually publish further comments on this topic, you'll familiarize yourself with at least the basics of non-theistic ethical philosophy.

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