it is not what you teach them but what the school system and world system teaches them. even homeschooled, which is better, but if they watch tv and play video games they get the world view.
it is not simplistic-thinking it is realistic. look at the work ethic coming out of school it is terrible.
define good and bad. who gets to define it. there is nothing to fall back on. there is no good or bad. it is just what the majority or even just those in power at the time deem reasonable.
I think this needs to be broadened to the agnostic, nones and non-practicing Christian than it would be more appropriate.
it is the lack of morals and it isn’t just an atheist who lack morals
atheism has no moral code. show me something that all atheists follow as a moral code.
the atheist gets to make up what they want and can change it at the drop of a hat. it is not etched on a stone. it is an individual thing and can be as varied as the grains of sands on the beach. they have no guiding rules. they can live according to religious morals but they aren’t bound by them. they can live according to no moral code. there is no rule that brings them all together. it is an individual feelgood thing. it is really about me.
As David Robertson a minister in the Free Church of Scotland says:
And finally your absolute Darwinian philosophy cannot logically and consistently argue for morality because to put it bluntly there is no good or evil. As you so brilliantly describe it in The Blind Watchmaker :
In a universe of blind physical forces and genetic replication, some people are going to get hurt, other people are going to get lucky, and you won’t find any rhyme or reason in it, nor any justice. The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
That then is the atheist basis of morality – no justice, no rhyme nor reason, no purpose, no evil, no good, just blind pitiless indifference. It is little wonder that atheist philosophers have been desperately hunting round to try and establish some basis for a godless morality. Despite the best efforts of E. O. Wilson and Peter Singer, this basis is severely lacking, being little more than a utilitarian ‘greatest good for the greatest number’ without ever defining what ‘good’ is.