I did not intend to misrepresent you in any way. Would it be more correct to say that observable evidence is only one part of the foundation for your morals? If so, what are the other elements of the foundation upon which you base your morals, if I may ask?
Certainly, I understand if you do not have time or desire for a lengthy philosophical dialogue regarding metaphysics, epistemology and ethics, especially with a perfect stranger.
This conversation does go much better over a nice, cold Newcastle, my personal favorite these days.
Thank you for your kind reply. So, if I may ask, you are certain that observable evidence should be the only foundation for morals?
You appear to have fixed morals that guide your words. You seem absolutely sure of your opinions. Am I correct in my observation?
Often, the important distinction between atheist and agnostic is ignored, to the detriment of the well-meaning and logic-loving "atheist." In order to conclusively determine that there is no God, then by the laws of logic, one would need to possess all knowledge of all locations and all events and all thoughts, of all material and immaterial realities, throughout all the course of the existence of the universe. To prove that an omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent being does not exist, one would need to be able to know all things, be in all places, and have limitless power. For, what if this limitless being is simply hiding from you? Would you, a limited being, have the capacity to detect the presence of a limitless being who had determined to remain outside of your detection capacity? Thus, through this simple exercise, anyone submitted to the laws of logic will be forced to concede that there can be no true "atheist" if atheist is defined as one who has certainty that God does not exist. Most of my atheist friends no longer call themselves atheists- they prefer the logical descriptor "agnostic" whereby they admit that they don't know if there is or there is not a God. Thus, agnostic is a much more logical and humble position than atheist. O, and by the way, it is often the first step that occurs when God has you in His nets.