Atheist Memes: ‘Christian Morality Is Self-Serving; We Do Good for Goodness’ Sake’
by Tom Gilson
So here’s how the challenge goes: Atheists’ morality is better than Christian morality, because Christians do good for a reward. Atheists do good for goodness’ sake.
It’s not the most prominent atheistic challenge, but it fits with a favorite Christmas song, so I thought I’d take it apart during this season and see what’s inside. It’s got two major parts to it. First, Christians are good so we can get a reward it. Second, goodness for its own sake is better than goodness for a reward.
So does that make atheist ethics better than Christian ethics? Let’s see…