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The Amorality of Atheism (Amazon USA) (Amazon UK) by Giorgio Roversi, an Italian author living in Britain, is a slim book that says everything that needs to be said.
Atheism is full of illogicalities both from an ethical and scientific viewpoint.
This book deals with the ethical aspect of atheism's self-contradictions, and it does it brilliantly.
The only consistency of atheist "morality" or rather of atheism in
general is with the requirements of a society that simply wants to
follow its own wishes and urges without any constraints.
But this is also a society which was founded on Christianity, therefore
the remnants of the ethical system that has dominated it for almost two
millennia still echo in the hollow chamber of even the most entrenched
And here is the origin of another contradiction: modern secularists want
their cake and eat it. They don't want an external source of their
morality so they can forge it the way they like it, but at the same time
they want to feel to be self-righteous and doing "the right thing". So
they claim that those qualities and acts that we consider good only in
virtue of their adherence to the Christian values can find their grounds
on something else. But what?
The options offered are all wanting.
Science. One of the most irrational claims of many atheists is that
science can guide morality. Hume's principle is here an invincible
obstacle: you cannot derive "ought" from "is".
Subjectivity. But that, as Roversi says, is the opposite of morality,
which must by its own very nature be universal and therefore objective.
"Nice, good" feelings, like empathy and compassion. But we also have
nasty, bad feelings, destructive and harmful to others. If we are only a
conglomerate of atoms and cells bent solely towards survival and
self-interest, on what rational - not emotional - grounds can we choose
which are better between those two competing groups of feelings?
This book should be read by everyone because the subject it deals with
concerns all of us in the most fundamental and vital way. A society
cannot survive without ethics and, therefore, without God.
The West is trying on itself an experiment that is bound to fail and is
already failing, as we can see, for example, from the devastation of the
family, the race towards primitivism, the erosion of civilisation and
all their consequences, like multiculturalism, destructive immigration
and the growing power of Islam.
Giorgio Roversi's The Amorality of Atheism is the antidote to the
poisonous misconceptions and deceptions spread by Hollywood, the mass
media and the elites (political and intellectual) every minute of every
This book is very highly recommended.