Why would an Athiest be moral?

This post is based off of the post “Can an Athiest Be moral?”, posted on: helpmebelieve/HadenClark  (Click 4 original)

You read articles accusing theists of claiming that Yahuah is the basis of morality and therefore an atheist cannot be moral. Just so we are 100% clear: The author of a specific article makes the classical mistake of conflating moral epistemology (knowledge of moral facts) with moral ontology (existence of moral facts). Let’s notice the difference.

Christopher Hitchens made this mistake all the time. In almost every debate he was in. At some point in the debate he would put forth a question to the audience like only he could, “Name me one moral action that a theist can take that an atheist cannot.” He completely misses the point. The moral argument for Yahuah’s existence isn’t that atheists don’t know how to be moral, but that on atheism as a worldview there is no objective grounding for morality. The moral argument is often put forth like this:

  1. If Yhwh does not exist there are no objective moral facts.
  2. There are objective moral facts.
  3. Yhwh exists.

How does one arrive at the conclusion that atheists can’t be moral? Of course they can! All people – including atheists – are made in the image of Yhwh and through the natural law that is present in all of us, have knowledge of the eternal law which includes objective morality. All people know right from wrong, whether they believe in Yahuah, or not.

The issue the atheist faces isn’t that they don’t know morality, but they can’t ground it objectively on their worldview. On the atheist worldview there can be no objective morality because morality can’t be grounded external to the human mind which was produced by natural selection of random mutations. It may be your preference not to murder, but you can’t say that it is objectively wrong. It may be beneficial for the survival of our species to act morally, but why should anyone value the survival of our species? What if someone doesn’t, can you say objectively that they are wrong? It’d be sad perhaps, but you will have done what you wished. Why not, from that view?

The problem isn’t that the atheist doesn’t know morality- they do. The problem is that the existence of objective moral facts isn’t coherent with an atheistic worldview, yet we all observe these moral facts on a daily basis. There must be something external to the human mind, something transcendent in order for there to be objective moral facts. No such thing exists on the atheistic worldview.

Whether theist, or atheist, none of us can be moral enough through our own power. We know intuitively that there is a moral law and that we break it. We rightfully feel guilty when we do something immoral. Our guilt leaves us looking for salvation. Thankfully, Yahuah provided a way for salvation- at the tree of Messiah Yahusha where he paid the price for all of our immorality and sinfulness.

Atheists can be moral. Theists can be immoral.

It’s simply that the existence of objective moral facts only makes sense on a theistic worldview.

Messiah Yahusha paid the price for all of our immorality.

Again, this is based off of the post “Can an Athiest Be moral?”

Does God Exist? The Moral Argument [Video]

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Push through it, y’all

Life can be tough and extremely overwhelming on many different occasions but instead only asking “WHY ME” place after the question “WATCH ME”! Take in account how many times you *PUSHED THROUGH* your hardships and successfully succeeded. Focusing on the negative things clouds out the positive points we have suddenly missed out on acknowledging. I […]

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A tribute

Although I greatly disagree with the wars in Iraq, etc, and dislike the underlying reasons the government must hold for them, I appreciate all the people who have gone to war “To protect America”.

I was in Lowes the other day, and saw an elderly man with a baseball cap.
The cap said World War II. I turned to who I was with, saying, “Is that possible?” After a quick discussion/hesitation, we walked over to him. He looked good, but must have been in his 80s or 90s.

“Sir, Thank-you for your service”, I said. My companion also thanked him. It crossed my mind to shake his hand, but I decided to skip it.

Having the same idea, however, he held out his precious, wrinkled hand, and shook my own.

We both shook his hand.

His reply to our thanks was; “It was for you.” He did it for us, the younger generation.

His wife came over, placing her hand on his shoulder. “Not many people your age thank us.” He repeated, “It was for you.” He said also, “Many…don’t even know it happened. I can’t blame them.”

I thanked him again, and said “God bless!”,

A World war II Veteran returned to his flower-shopping.

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I know for most of you this is a regular day, but having a calendar off of the sun, moon & stars (Genesis 1:14), it’s my Shabbat. So, Shabbat Shalom!

-Yah’s girl

A Pinch Of Some Much Needed Inspiration

Inspiring quotes. (Check out her site!) You can read this post on unbreakableyetfragile.com OR keep reading below- I’m pasting the post in. Shalom!

“A Pinch Of Some Much Needed Inspiration

Another fellow blogger iscriblr asked yesterday if I wanted to have some more quote FUN and here it is…also stroll by her site and say “HI”!

I don’t know about others but the most exciting phrase to me is when someone underestimate my determination to succeed in every goal I set for myself. One of my greatest role models said it best.

“Nothing can dim the light that shines within.” Maya Angelou

This speaks directly to my soul which informs me that the light around me will never compare to the light inside of me and just because the odds seem to be against me, no person that is walking on this EARTH has the power to dim my light inside.

*I do not own this picture click on the picture to go to the site where I found it from*

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Abraham Lincoln

I believe in his quote because if you want a promising future for yourself how else are you going to do so? If you want to be happy you have to discover or return to what was able to cause you to be happy! Everything starts with you knocking the first domino over to begin the chain reaction. Nothing will take off properly without you FIRST igniting the flame to start.

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*UNBREAKABLE QUEEN'S LIFE LESSONS DIARY*

Another fellow bloggeriscriblr asked yesterday if I wanted to have some more quote FUN and here it is…also stroll by her site and say “HI”!

I don’t know about others but the most exciting phrase to me is when someone underestimate my determination to succeed in every goal I set for myself. One of my greatest role models said it best.

“Nothing can dim the light that shines within.” Maya Angelou

This speaks directly to my soul which informs me that the light around me will never compare to the light inside of me and just because the odds seem to be against me, no person that is walking on this EARTH has the power to dim my light inside.

*I do not own this picture click on the picture to go to the site where I found it from*

“The best way to predict the future is to…

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Eliminating Leaven: Why

Even though Passover is just over, I am working on a blog about what I can learn form the Feast. This re-blog is subject-related, and worth a read.

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Scroll down for last year’s posts on When and How to remove leaven from your home before Passover (Pesach). Here let us deal with the Why.

Leaven is a symbol of subtle, gradual change. The insidious work of the micro-organisms which transforms the lump of dough is used as a metaphor for sin.

While Atonement in the beginning of winter focuses on the internal cleansing of the heart, Passover is preoccupied with the external transformation of Yahuwah’s children. We want to spend forever in His presence; we need to allow Him to free us completely from the tentacles and snares of sin. So we clean our homes and dispose of all leaven and foods containing it. (use it up, give it away, plan ahead and minimize waste as well as enhance the lessons).

Living for eight days with no yeast, raised bread, and so forth allows us to ponder the…

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there is Hope

Yesh Tikvah. One of my favorite phrases. Translation?

There is hope.

You might be down in the dumps. You may think all hope is lost. (Like Job did. Job 6:11) You may feel you are lost. You may be suffering right now. Well, you know what? You ain’t alone!

Yahusha our Saviour suffered. Think of His whole life. His childhood years, His ministry years…the Mount of Olives, particularly. And He said that if the world hated Him, it would hate us, too. John 7:7, 15:18 , 1John3:13

“And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.” Mark 13:33, Matthew 19:29,24:9,Luke21:12,17
So what’s news?
Grab onto the hope you got. Cling to Yahuah and His Son. That’s written to you and me.
My family is going through some stuff; thank Yah we have each other. (Prayers, plz.) But the soul needs some hope. In Yahuah, we can have it.
Honestly, I’m a Thomas. A doubter. So times like these can be great for me in that they force me to not only pray more, but forget that stuff and rely on Yahuah.
What can you be learning from your problems?
We tend to try and work things out so we can rely on ourselves, me included. Like any  5 year-old. Whether or not they do it for the right reason, they simply can not make supper all by themselves.
We can hire people to do what Yahuah can do(i.e.lawyers working on our behalf)..but only sort of. No one can do as good a job as He.
After a step back, it’s like, “Oh yes, He’s in charge. He owns it all. He knows our troubles. Only He can solve this matter perfectly.” So why not give it to Him now?
We think we have great ideas, great solutions, and that “we can handle it”. Seriously?!
Now, who wants to stop all that and let Yahuah work?
If you don’t feel hopeful, you know how Job felt. If you search “hope” in the online Scriptures, you’ll find Job was not hopeful most of the time; see also Proverbs 14:32. So that’s okay, sometimes we get un-hopeful. (‘Cuz yes, there are many scriptures discussing “no hope”…) We’re human. But if we can cling to our hope, HalleluYah!
If you think there is hope, if that’s where you’re at right now, I recommend you see the below verses.
hope” occurs 130 times in 121 verses in the KJV.
And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou shalt dig about thee, and thou shalt take thy rest in safety.-Job 11:18
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope-Psalms 16:9
 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Yahuah. –Psalms 31:24
The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.-Proverbs 14:32
Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Yahuah, and whose hope Yahuah is.

 O Yahuah, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken Yahuah, the fountain of living waters.-Jer 17:7,13                                                                             And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.-Romans 8:23-26

“It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Yahuah.” Lam 3:26