Q:You appear to be confusing Communism (An impossible ideology, as hierarchies are natural) with Dictatorship masquerading as Communism. Marx would abhor Stalin and Mao for taking his ideas and using them for their own power. Anyways, I find your comments on Atheist morality disturbing. You seem to think Atheists are moral Nihilists. In actuality, they are moral Relativists. They do not need your book to tell them that crimes are immoral, and they are good without the fear of eternal retribution.
I agree communism is impossible. It simply doesn’t work, but communism will always take the shape of dictatorship. There is no outline as to how the government should be run, but what the government should run and how this society will be. You can’t have complete communism without a one party system. The government can’t control all transportation, industry, schools, etc without being totalitarian (or at least authoritarian). Communism looks to destroy the family, religion, and marriage completely. Explain how to accomplish this without a dictatorship? Explain to me how a communist government should run (as in the constitution outlines how the US government is to be run).
I really couldn’t tell you if Marx would abhor Stalin and Mao. He might actually commend them in some situations. Stalin and Mao did a lot that was included in the manifesto. They didn’t achieve the “worker’s utopia” (because it’s impossible), but the 10 points were pretty prominent in Stalin’s USSR.
I know they are relativists, but that’s the point. Being morally relative, I could say that killing people is morally okay. You may disagree with my moral decision, but being a moral relativist, you accept that everyone has their own morals. No one is “right.” If you contend my moral decision that killing people is right, to what base are you saying that killing is wrong? How can something be objectively wrong in a relative world? It doesn’t work. By saying that killing is objectively wrong, you allude to an objective moral, which you deny in the first place.
Q:isnt right and wrong really just relative? i think that that statement shows a clear lack of thought on the issue
If right and wrong are relative, then I could say that killing Mexicans is right and you couldn’t say that it’s wrong because right and wrong are simply relative. If you tell me that that’s wrong then you assume a higher standard of true right and true wrong.
Q:Also, your concept of sin doesn't apply to people who don't have the same belief system as you do. So how exactly are they immoral and sinful?
It does though. One isn’t exempt from God’s law simply because they don’t believe or have a different perception of God. We are all bound by the same law, so they are immoral regardless.
I’d like to say that although we believe that people should live by this standard, we don’t believe in forcing people to via government. (or at least I don’t)