Philosophy of Meaninglessness


The atheist and agnostic has a moral code that is floating; by definition, then, it is not a fixed transcendent code, but is strictly a subjective floating code. There are “movable parts” associated with it. In other words, the moral foundation from which an atheist or agnostic moves is simply (and exclusively) “I think” or “I want.” There is no other code for him of her to have.

Thus, for an atheist or agnostic to be critical of a moral code that is utilized by religious people is foundationless and delusional. It is foundationless because “I think” or “I want” is relative to the individual. What one thinks is wrong another thinks is right. This means that the “law of contradiction” (in formal logic) is violated because it has one action to be both right and wrong at the one and the same time. For instance, if murder (pre-meditated killing of the innocent) is judged to be morally wrong by one, but morally right by another, according to the atheist or agnostic, both are right! There is no foundation in this way of thinking with a floating moral code.

It is delusional because this way of thinking does nothing more than brings confusion to one’s life and the community at large. The word “delusion” means, in part, something falsely believed. In other words, there are some things (behaviors) that are obvious in being right (morally good) or wrong (morally evil). The godless philosophical approach of the atheist or agnostic falsely believes he or she knows what is right or wrong. This is delusion with such a foundationless moral philosophy based on the individual person or the collective communities.

Aldous Huxley once wrote that, as an atheist, he had no desire for God to exist because then his morally liberating life would have been constrained. “We objected to morality because it interfered with our sexual freedom.” This he called the “philosophy of meaninglessness,” a.k.a. atheism and agnosticism.