Because the very concepts of Rationality and Morality are immaterial things – given that both Materialists and Naturalists believe only in things that have a physical existence (our thoughts are nothing more than natural electrical impulses) – Rationality and Morality have no logical basis or cause in a Materialistic or Naturalistic world view. Here is a clear explanation of this concept (7 minute audio clip):
Topics and questions discussed:
- Materialism defined
- What is a moral obligation?
- What is a rational principal?
- Atheists can be moral, but without grounding
- Inferences are rational
- The nature of some things existence, imply a cause
- Morality, an obligation between people (not things)- must have grounding
- Where do Morality and Rationality come from?
- What gives them substance?
- Do effects have causes?