"Moral authority" in a world without god
Hey everyone. I've read some other threads where people have tried to help people here with troubling issues.
My problem is this, and it was my fault for getting pulled in:
I got dragged into one of those vortices of philosophical debate, that of 'moral authority.' Basically, I stated that my position is that morality is, for the most part, arbitrary and changes over time. To which another poster said "Then you believe X, Y, and Z nasty things are okay because you have no authority to say it's not wrong." This is, not surprisingly, coming from a theist.
Anyway, I need some help here. My moral philosophy is really crude, but I feel like it should be able to stand on its own with a bit of help from folks here.
Here's the link, and it's been frustrating me for days: http://forum09.faithfreedom.org/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=1803&start=200
If you don't believe your non-belief then you don't believe and you must not be an atheist.