So I love to debate. It's fun for me.
Recently in a discussion with someone I was referred to "Universally Preferable Behaviour: A Rational Proof of Secular Ethics"
I am always interested in such things as I find it to be an incredibly difficult problem. While I firmly believe in an absolute ethical system where certain things are objective immoral (e.g. it is immoral to kill a person because and only because they are left handed) I have never found a satisfactory foundation for my theory.
I am working my way through this book; I am curios if any of you have read it/know about it, and what your stance on the book is, as well as the broader question: how do you justify secular ethics?
"Napalming babies is bad.
Starving the poor is wicked.
Buying and selling each other is depraved.
Those who stood up to and died resisting Hitler, Stalin, Amin, and Pol Pot-and General Custer too-have earned salvation.
Those who acquiesced deserve to be damned.
There is in the world such a thing as evil.
[All together now:] Sez who?
God help us."