****here is a post from a person I was talking too and I am not sure how to reply to the God is an abstraction statement!
thanks in advance for the help****
But God is an abstraction, and as subjective of a concept as any other. He represents good and connectivity, among other things, but the books that you read were envisioned, created and perpetuated by human beings who lived in a point in time when anything unexplainable was either attributed to dark arts, magic, or religious underpinnings.
Saying that something came from God is saying that you have no actual idea of where it came from.
I believe in minimizing human suffering, maximizing human benefit, and that collective human good is non-zero-sum; that is, people doing more good does not mean that others will create an equal balance of negativity. You are right in that morals are subjective, but to say that religiously guided morality is not subjective is misguided.
There are people all around the world convinced that the religion that they were raised with is the one and only religion that is valid. Somehow, people all over the world managed to establish similar moral cues within their religious teachings. Somehow, we see monotheistic, polytheistic, and daoist teachings overlapping in content. Could it be that humans do have innate morals, collectively, that guide us to surviving to this point and onward?