There is an argument that atheists simply don't like the idea of being ultimately judged by a God and therefore we reject God, the judge, altogether.
Well, I still have to obey the orders of society. I don't not believe in the law, police or government. They are very real and the consequences of breaking our man made laws are very real and serious also.
I think there are some atheists who reject God because they don't like being judged. That's not my case. Sure I don't like the idea of having my every thought known by a supernatural deity who can tell me what to eat and who to have sex with.
I consider myself a moral man. The morals I abide by are the more reasonable ones not the crazy scrupulous detailed moral rules created by schizophrenic desert Jews thousands of years ago. If those ridiculous rules mean the difference between going to heaven or hell, so I'm told, and I reject them, that is not why I am an atheist.
I am an atheist because I don't see any real evidence that all these moral codes to which I am ordered to live by, are the work of an omniscient deity instead of the aforementioned Jews, which I believe is the real case.
I don't kill, that is one of the orders right? The moral codes that I think are reasonable I live by and the ones that are clearly ridiculous I disregard and I don't think that I'm really any different from any other "cafeteria" Christian.
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