Reason alone does not seem to paint anything that is all that desirable.
This is because a moral law is hard to get to – when you start with the absolute nothing of nothing.
In fact, it might be impossible to get to.
I swear, these books make me scratch my head sometimes.
But listen, then, to the words of Canadian philosopher Kai Nielsen, who is prolific in his writings in defense of atheism: “Reason doesn’t decide here. The picture I have painted for you is not a pleasant one. Reflection on it depresses me. Pure practical reason, even with good knowledge of the facts, will not take you to morality.”
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