The Amorality of Atheism, Great Book

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 atheists.

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 day.

This book is very highly recommended.

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Enza Ferreri

Enza Ferreri is an Italian-born, London-based Philosophy graduate, writer and journalist. She has been a London correspondent for several Italian magazines and newspapers, including Panorama, L’Espresso, La Repubblica. She blogs at www.enzaferreri.blogspot.co.uk.

  • Victor Grayson

    I can’t agree with this. Atheism is not a philosophy, it is non-belief in the supernatural. From then on, any philosphical point can be adopted.

    • Veritas

      Can Deism or Pantheism be adopted after that point? The point is a denial of the supernatural by definition excludes certain viewpoints including objective morality because it is irrational to hold them with that presupposition. Any philosophy adopted after that is dependent on that premise and secondary in nature.

      • W. S. Byrd

        Psychobabble . . .

  • This book belongs in the trash.

    • Veritas

      I think you prove the point.