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Refuting the Idea That Atheist Morality is Superior to Christian Morality

Atheists do have their claim that they are "enlightened" and that they have reached a higher sense of morality. I can remember a time I ran into an atheist who said that their morality is superior because they don't do good deeds out of the fear of punishment and hope for reward. They say that they do good works without the belief that God is watching over them. This starts to beg the question that if atheists say they have better morality then how can one have morality without absolutes?

I still can't forget the quote of Richard Dawkins from the book "River Out of Eden" which should start questioning where is their morality:
The total amount of suffering per year in the natural world is beyond all decent contemplation. During the minute that it takes me to compose this sentence, thousands of animals are being eaten alive, many others are running for their lives, whimpering with fear, others are slowly being devoured from within by rasping parasites, thousands of all kinds are dying of starvation, thirst, and disease. It must be so. If there ever is a time of plenty, this very fact will automatically lead to an increase in the population until the natural state of starvation and misery is restored. In a universe of electrons and selfish genes, blind physical forces and genetic replication, some people are going to get hurt, other people are going to get lucky, and you won't find any rhyme or reason in it, nor any justice. The universe that we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but pitiless indifference.

Since they love to quote Dawkins so much then let's use the quote against them. If the universe has no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but pitiless indifference then at what ground do we dictate something as good or bad? If there are no moral absolutes then  what in the world are they making judgment of issues like God being unjust or Christians being dishonest and that they are honest and upright? It takes moral absolutes to allow one to judge because if there are no absolutes then there is no such criteria for judgment.

What makes the Christian morality better than atheism? Christianity addresses one thing atheist could not address at all. It's all about the total depravity of man. Atheism refuses to believe that man isn't basically good but again if there are no absolutes then how can they believe that man is basically good? Christianity has a standard to judge right and wrong. Christianity addresses the one problem of sin and how sin distorted reality. Want to know what causes all the problems of the world? It's all because of sin. Atheism's belief that sin is just a fantasy word contradicts them whenever they accuse Christians of doing wrong and being wrong.

Besides, how can you enforce morality if people don't fear punishment and hope for reward in some way? Why do you think society is in peace when there are penalties for disobeying certain rules like getting the death penalty for murder, going to jail for stealing or paying a certain fine for civil offenses? It's that fear of punishment that plays a part in keeping society in order. God gave rules and regulations to make people fear any act of committing sin. Any hope for reward can keep people motivated to do better than their current performance. It's the fear of punishment that also points out to one unpleasant fact that man isn't basically good.

Atheist morality is what is best called as appealing to morality only when it's convenient. Here's an illustration that could demonstrate that. When a Christian tells them about sin and their need of repentance they say that sin is just a fantasy word and that what is right and wrong is relative. They accuse others of being dishonest and appeal to morality only when it suits their needs. This one puts a huge question mark on how atheist morality is superior to Christian morality.

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