<how can anyone trust a subjective moral code made up by self-interested people?
Most things in this world were built by self-interested people.
Do you trust them?
<then you can't use words like 'good' or 'bad' because as an Atheist you have to recognise that there is no true good or bad, since everything is completely meaningless
completely meaningless but that doesn't mean you can't use your own self-reference to give meaning to things.
You use your christian logic to interpret things around you as "good" or "bad". Other people use different kinds of logics and paradigms.
Morality is relative as demonstrated by the trolley problem.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trolley_problem
<and when one relies on an arbitrary code of ethics devised by whomever has the will to power, then there is no assurance that the Moral Law one ascribes to is truly 'good'
There's no assurance of anything. No one can seemingly predict the future.
<and yet unbelievers rely on their personal and societal moral codes to get them through life, as if their assumed ethics are proven to be beneficial
They're as proven to be beneficial as the believers' moral codes. That is, not proven at all.
<yeah, but when a Christian locks his doors at night he is being consistent with his beliefs
What makes a christian lock his door?
<doesn't trust the subjective morality of his equally evolved neighbour
Why would you assume that anyone else's personal interests go the same way as yours?
Do christians assume that other people's moralities are as good as theirs? No?
Then why do you assume that "unbelievers" shouldn't do the same?
<now perhaps you want to argue that the educated and evolved atheist is merely wary of his less developed, impoverished and uneducated fellow sapien
Maybe because the person you know the best is yourself.
If it also happened in the past that other people have done things that you'd want to avoid according to your personal interests,Post too long. Click here to view the full text.