Challenging Heaven

Another of those strangely common correlations between atheism and a personal moral code which justifies slaughtering millions:

The name of the Mao movie is significant. Mao once described himself as “without law and without heaven.”

Mao wrote: “I do not agree with the view that to be moral, the motive of one’s actions has to be benefiting others. Morality does not have to be defined in relation to others. … People like me want to … satisfy our hearts to the full, and in doing so we automatically have the most valuable moral codes. Of course there are people and objects in the world, but they are all there only for me. … People like me only have a duty to ourselves; we have no duty to other people.”

I note that there’s no claim killing anyone in the name of Communism. His actions are merely guided by the individual morality which atheists insist that everyone must determine for himself.

This doesn’t make any other atheist responsible for Mao’s actions, of course, but it certainly justifies viewing every individual possessed of a subjectively determined morality with more than a little skepticism until they have demonstrated that their personal moral code is not too violently in conflict with the objective moral codes of Christianity or whatever the dominant code happens to be.