Is torturing, raping, killing babies for fun objectively wrong , and in all circumstances? yes or no ?
Is there good and evil, right and wrong, values which transcend cultures and individuals ? Objective moral values are moral values that are true independent of the belief of human beings. Do you agree there exists a nearly universal human intuition that certain things are objectively right or wrong ? Do you believe that torturing, raping and killing innocent babies is wrong in any circumstances ? Or do you think, it depends just on someones personal preferences, or on what society holds on this issue ? If so, you agree, that its wrong in any circumstances, than you agree that objective moral values exist.
Mac Howell You're attempting to make a moral judgment against God, as if inflicting diseases on humans would be somehow "wrong". Where, as an atheist, could you ever obtain any standard by which you could declare any action to be morally wrong whether that action were performed by God or by man? In your world there's only the material realm and, according to atheism, the Universe is merely an accidentally produced petri dish containing organic and inorganic entities while lacking any moral law or ultimate purpose. If you're view is factually accurate, then disease might be a temporarily unpleasant experience for certain valueless organic units, but nothing, including the infliction of diseases upon innocent babies, could ever really be objectively, morally wrong. This is just one of the many grounding problems with atheism. It leaves you with no basis or standard that you can appeal to by which anything or any action can ever be condemned as wrong or evil. So if you really believe what you say you believe, why the whining outrage over diseases? You should be celebrating the brutality of bare nature. It's just the material, undesigned Universe, randomly thinning the herd, remember? Or did you forget? It sounds like you believe in God, but you just don't like Him.