A Mutable Cosmos lacks the Stature to Underwrite Immutable Moral Values by Mike Robinson
Just as there is no such thing as Christian physics or Muslim Algebra, we will see that there is no such thing as Christian or Muslim morality (belligerent atheist Sam Harris).
I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after (Ernest Hemingway).
Materialistic atheism believes that only the mutable cosmos exists; the matter and motion within the universe is all there is. Does the cosmos have the capacity to ground immutable universal moral values and duties? No. The material cosmos comes up infinitely short since it is a particular mutable (changing) thing; it lacks universal reach (it is not omnipresent) and it is always in a shifting and variable flux. Thus the material cosmos as well as the matter and motion within fail to ground immutable universal moral values. Since immutable universal moral values exist (see previous posts for justification of this claim) strict materialistic atheism cannot be true. Mutability consumes the non-theistic ontic base like fire.
Whatsoever is eternal is immutable (Stephen Charnock).
So it may be best to think of theology and philosophy in terms of the historical notion of principia. The word principium at least historically, is the Latin translation of the Greek word arche, which means “source” or “cause” or “foundation.” It is that which gives something its reason to be, or its justification for existence. Under this rubric distinctions have been made between a principium essendi and a principium cognoscendi. There are essential principles, reasons, or sources, and there are epistemological principles, reasons, or source (K. Scott Oliphint: God with Us).
Materialistic atheism lacks the ontological ability necessary to furnish a suitable foundation for objective moral values and duties. Equally, mutable humanity embedded in the cosmos is also devoid of the ontic capacity to account for immutable moral values.
See my book The Sure Existence of Moral Absolutes for fully developed arguments extending this methodology. See The Sure Existence of Moral Absolutes eBook HERE