An atheist wrote on my video
“God deserves no credit for the 10 commandments. Apart from the first three, which are pretty pointless, the rest are just self evident laws that society needs if it is to continue existing. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that killing each other, stealing each others stuff and screwing the neighbour’s ass (or however that one goes) would not lead to a harmonious community.” -An Atheist
Here is my response to his absurd comment
Then you clearly don’t understand that without the first commandment, you have no reason to follow any of the others. If you reject God as the ultimate authority, then who has a right to tell you not to murder? Sure, it doesn’t take a genius to recognize what would harm society, but it would take more than a genius to justify why harming society is wrong if there is no ultimate standard of human behavior that is not ultimately arbitrarily defined by humanity itself. Humanity seeking humanities own best self-interests is not the issue, the issue is why should one human expect another human to seek humanities self-interests on a moral level, if morality itself is defined by humans who are seeking self-interest? Obviously anyone who disagreed with human-self interest would be deemed immoral according to that standard, but since that standard was erected by humans, it follows logically than any other group of humans has every right to erect an opposing standard (Nazis). It follows logically that any and all “morals” erected by humanity are not moral in of themselves, just as money has no value unless humanity assigns arbitrary values to paper and coin. Morality in such a worldview is a value assigned to certain behaviors, with absolutely no correlation between the value judgement and the reality of the act itself. Just as a diamond’s value has absolutely no correlation between the human who judges it as precious, and the universe which regards it as just a worthless stone.
If you are comfortable with that, then you are living proof of why the first commandment is so necessary!