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Me Versus God, Part IV: Morality Debunked

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Published on Feb 14, 2009

The idea of "moral law" coming from God is nonsense. The highest ideal in moral behavior is simply the pursuit of one's own self-interest. The only reason we tend to be nice and cooperative with each other is because such activities can intrinsically serve a self-interested end. Hence, there is no need for God to dictate morality to us because virtue is indeed its own reward.

Morality is nothing more than an emergent property of decision-making that involves social interactions. There is thus no such thing as moral absolutism beyond whatever choices tend to maximize the long-term self-interest of the decision maker.

This video may feel a little more dry than my others, but I feel that many other YouTube videos on the topic fail to emphasize the importance of self-interest in the development of moral behavior.

For more information on this topic, see the following videos:

Potholer54debunks:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94f2h-...

Thunderfoot:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyd6om...

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