The Issue of Atheism

First, I want to humbly say I have not solved the problem.  I only want to make this observation.  From where to modern atheists derive morality?  If humanity is involved in evolution and a part of evolution is the rise and fall of species, the demise of homo sapiens sapiens at the hands of our own environmental destruction could be perceived as an evolutionary dead end.  We evolved the ability to kill ourselves, and we did (or we are).  If our species dies because of this, there is nothing wrong with that.  We, technically speaking, should die.  Still, many evolutionary biologists believe, morally, the destruction of the environment is bad.  Why?  Where did they get the notion that peoples should decide whether or not they fatally destroy themselves if their self-destruction is evolved?  I just want to know.  Is our belief to protect ourselves from ourselves a simple survival strategy?  If so, why would we evolve the capability to crush ourselves in the first place?  I have many questions that no atheists have answered yet.  Peace!

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The world is going to hell in a handbasket, and we might miss Armageddon because we're too busy watching MTV and CNN. Please, read a book, throw a ball, bake some bread, and for goodness sake, turn the TV off.
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One Response to The Issue of Atheism

  1. chelcie says:

    I suppose I would be considered an atheist, though I don't really believe that of myself. (I think I just see God through a different lens.) Ben, this probably won't address any of your questions directly, but its what I got!Our species evolved the ability to make the most of any environment we set foot in, thus making us capable of living in almost any environment on Earth. (When I say make the most, read: utilize any and all resources for our own survival.) We can do this not because of physical ability, but because of our mental capacity – this is a quantum leap in the natural world, no other animals use their brains to the extent and effect that we do. Now, we are in a position where we have taken our particular evolutionary adaptation to the extreme. We don't simply utilize all resources in our environment for our survival – we exploit every single resource, including other humans, to amass wealth, status and power. Concepts that hold sway over us more than any other animal because of our advanced mental capacities – because of our minds.I personally believe that as a species we are approaching another quantum leap, another advance in our evolution. If we don't, we will destroy ourselves, other species and the vitality of Earth for some time (certainly not forever, how arrogant of humanity to think we have that power!). The status quo of human behavior is headed down this road towards annihilation, but I don't think we'll get there – simply because I believe that Nature/The Universe/God/what-have-you doesn't intend it. I think the creativity of Nature/God/The Universe will surprise us just the way good ideas do – they come in a flash! (You know what I'm talking about!) This is how evolution works in all species, there is a period of exponential growth then suddenly a quantum leap and transformation happens. I believe we're pushing ourselves as a species to a point of such friction this transformation will have to occur — and it will have to occur in our MINDS and, here's the kicker, our SPIRITS. Physical evolution to mental evolution to spiritual evolution. We will have to, as a species, transcend those concepts that hold such sway over the mind – wealth, status and power just to name a few – and what can transcend the body and the mind but spirit? We won't throw away our bodies and minds when we evolve spiritually, just as we didn't throw away our bodies when we evolved mentally – we will just add another dimension to our capabilities. We know humans are already spiritual, but just as there was a leap in our mental capacities to make us the humans we are now, there will be a leap in our spiritual capacities to make us the humanity we will become.I just had some major deja vu, so I'll leave it there. Thanks for listening! C:

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