If what’s divine is shuttled in the name of modernity and technology and progress then good and evil are likewise left behind…the irrelevant detritus of a bygone age. And…
“When you pass beyond good and evil, you pass into the realm where might is right, and where anything that reminds you of the old moral values-for instance, a large Jewish community-stands in your way and must be obliterated.” – NT Wright, Evil and the Justice of God
This is the hopelessness of contemporary life….the false promise of materialism, technology, and science – and their delivery of meaninglessness and the consequent destruction of any notion of human dignity.
As Ivan said, if God does not exist…then all things are permissible.