Immorality---One of the Reasons People Reject God


Aldous Huxley, the famous twentieth-century humanist, once observed that disbelief in God allowed for sexual liberation. By rejecting God, unbelievers could therefore embrace “the philosophy of meaninglessness” and be freed from the old moral restraints. Here’s what Huxley wrote in a 1937 book:

For myself as, no doubt, for most of my contemporaries, the philosophy of meaninglessness was essentially an instrument of liberation. The liberation we desired was simultaneously liberation from a certain political and economic system and liberation from a certain system of morality. We objected to the morality because it interfered with our sexual freedom; we objected to the political and economic system because it was unjust. The supporters of these systems claimed that in some way they embodied the meaning (a Christian meaning, they insisted) of the world. There was an admirably simple method of confusing these people and at the same time justifying ourselves in our political and erotic revolt: we could deny that the world had any meaning whatsoever. [Aldous Huxley, Ends and Means, 1937, p. 316-317]

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