In response to This Article, our friend Essip wrote us some of his thoughts.
I had said, “If the entire human race is simply the byproduct of time and chance and evolutionary mechanisms, then why do black lives or any lives matter at all? From an evolutionary and atheistic world view NO lives matter, because “lives” are just accidental byproducts of a blind random chemical process…So nothing matters, nothing has value.”
And so he replied:
You hold a severe misunderstanding if you think that evolution, atheism or Darwin imply meaninglessness. Agreed, there is no absolute meaning. Meaning something for us. Meaning is in our minds. Black Lives matter to us, people. You don’t need an imaginary god to value meaning or to value lives.
Atheism is not a form of psychopathy.
And I replied to him:
Greetings again Essip,
So let me get this right: You are saying that evolution, atheism or Darwin DO NOT imply meaninglessness, but you are ALSO saying that there IS no objective meaning.
“Meaning is in our minds.” you say.
But isn’t this like saying, “Magical flying unicorns aren’t REAL, but they are real FOR ME. Unicorns are in my mind.”?
Isn’t this just saying you can imagine things that aren’t real, or personally value things that are actually valueless, like a person who falls in love with a clump of dirt in a jar named Allen?
The clump of dirt is named Allen. The jar doesn’t have a name because WHO NAMES A JAR? Am I right? Anyway…
I would like to suggest that you misunderstand Atheism and Evolution, because they Do both imply meaninglessness. I have shown this several times including in this video.
You say “You don’t need an imaginary god to value meaning or to value lives.” and obviously this is true. You need a REAL God, otherwise you are using fiction as the foundation of fiction, the way people do when they build their faith in atheism on their faith in evolution (when their faith in evolutionism is based on their faith in atheism…).
The argument is NOT “If you don’t BELIEVE in a god then there is no objective value,” but rather “If God does not exist, then neither do objective values.”
As for this comment, “Atheism is not a form of psychopathy.”
Hmmm… that is a well too deep to jump down right now. Perhaps I shall do so later.
Thanks for your comments!