Why are we not nihilists?
We believed there was TRUTH™ we no longer believe in such an abstraction.
For ages, humanity believed moral edicts had come from the gods, not all of them, but most. We no longer believe so, at least the reasonable ones among us. WLC still believe in DCT and he has many minions supporting him.
For ages, humanity believed there was a grand purpose to life, tied to whatever deity was in vogue, we have realized life is absurd. No purpose. No deity. We live. We shit. We die. and in between we have sex.
Were they who codified our rules of behaviour right when they, for observance, argued they had come from the gods? If not, why haven’t we developed an earth-bound morality.
Our justice systems run on archaic principles.
What is to be done?