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In order to be an expert at ethics, one must transcend the legal and sanctioned religious "appropriate truths" of the day in order to access the meta-truth of both legality and righteousness.
In other words, the biggest difference between the average "what if you're wrong?" fearfully faithful believer as opposed to the average reasonable and truth seeking freethinker, is that when faced with questions such as the all-too-common, Christian go-to hypothetical, "What if you're wrong about God? Aren't you afraid of eternal hellfire?" The atheist fears no such thing.
In fact, even if such nonsense turned out to somehow be true - and this illusive god finally decided to present Us with the evidence of its existence We'd been asking for all this time - in addition to an admission of being completely mistaken, We would refuse to bow to such a murderous, genocidal, and petty blood-god. To quote Huck Finn, when faced between the decisio