reply to post by SisyphusRide
The only problem with communism is that it's always been managed by capitalists.
That is such
an incredibly important point. People point to how communism failed, but it was for the same reasons that our current world
economy is struggling; a closed and capitalist market. No free market to be found.
In that way, I fail to see the comparison between atheism and communism. While I do feel atheism is a belief system (the reason why are OT), if it
were to appeal to any authority it would be science and not some arbitrary system of governance.
It could be said that most scientific endeavors are actually arms of the government. But, in making that connection as per the OP, you have to leave
an enormous amount of pertinent data out of the equation (such as christians who take part in the system the same as atheists).
I really fail to see any meaningful connection that can be made here. There are many ways to approach communism, and the ways it has been approached
are almost purely capitalistic. Which, if one hasnt noticed, is exactly the same system we operate within today.
If any connection is to be made, it might be between capitalism and atheism. But even that would be grasping at straws, leaving out important
details, and completely missing the root of the whole problem.
One could even make the argument that capitalist systems view money as their deity, thus disqualifying them from atheist status.
All that said, if morals come from God.. then I dont see why it would matter what ones personal beliefs are, those morals are instilled whether one
likes it or not. And, that doesnt even start into those with belief in a God(s) that act in a way that completely disregards any and all morality.
So, perhaps one might look into the actual core of the issue of immorality, rather than pointing fingers at vague labels that do not encompass the