A better phrasing might have been, “How do you know that inequality is unjust?”, if not you'll need to rephrase this question.Immanuel Can wrote: ↑Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:37 pmOnce again, you simply begged your central question.
How do you know that "equality" is "just"? What frame of reference can you, in an Atheist universe, call upon to invoke such a judgment? If you are just making a personal-preference statement, why is anyone else bound to share it?
Inequality is probably unavoidable in any system where all beings are not identical, truly just or otherwise. However; I'm referring to the internalization of equality here, not considering oneself to be superior or inferior to others. In a social system, some beings are required to make decisions for the society as a whole, and thus have a 'higher rank' in society etc:.
Justness and unjustness, rightness and wrongness, etc: are not supreme being dependant, they are moral judgments. Even if we are in a universe that was not created by a being or beings, we are still a social species and therefore need to coexist. In order to do this we have begun to move away from the world of kings, and towards the world of democracy. So no, equality, is just my personal preference, it's the bedrock of democracy. Gods or not.
The rest of your post suggests that if the atheistic view of the Universe is correct, that you consider yourself to be equal to a rock. The chief difference is that you have a brain, you can choose the conditions of your existence to some extent. If you believe otherwise, how'd you get that computer?
Death does seem to be unjust, after all most of us don't want to die, but is it? If the Universe was created by the truly just, or not created at all, the evolutionary process is a necessity, and death is an essential part of evolution in a finite ecosystem. I have also pointed out that in a truly just system, we would all become truly just and 'move on' to a different reality.
That is a little esoteric for me, I don't claim to know the natural state of 'creator beings' should they exist. However; if I am understanding you correctly, what you propose is possible. It is entirely possible that a truly just entity houses the Universe within it. If that is the case, then my analogy would be pregnancy. The truly just reproducing.
However; possibilities are not proof, and fortunately becoming truly just is its own reward, so 'belief' is not a 'necessary'.