It's not like they're itching to go raping and murdering with the only thing keeping them from doing so is religion.
It's the logical extreme when you look at morality without the governance of a higher power.>If there is no higher power, then it is ultimately humans who create morality.
This creates a bunch of issues because morality is then subject to major critiques
ie; how do we determine if something is moral or immoral? Who has final say?
Say I want killing people to be moral>That's illegal!
Ok, but laws aren't inherently moral or immoral. And there's been plenty of historical laws that are definitely regarded as immoral.>But a lot of us say it's not! 100 vs 1 shows which one is actually moral.
So then is morality just what the majority believes to be right?
In which case, what about countries that kill gays, circumcise women, [insert other thing we dislike]? The majority of them believe that's moral and proper.
So what, is morality just cultural? Which culture is right and which is wrong? Why?
This is why the religious just defer to a higher power, it's a lot easier and a lot simpler then having to critique morality on its own.