Ah... At least that's an answer, and a logically coherent one: "morality is but egoism in disguise". In other words, morality is front, a pretense. I personally disagree with that, but it happens to be a logical position for an Atheist.
Have you ever felt remorse? If yes, what do you make of this feeling? Is that also self-serving, and if yes, how?
Feeling serve different purpose,s which I will get to another time,
for time sake
Yes I have felt remorse, regret and just about every emotion that a human can feel. I think morality is first and foremost a human construct, setting rules that as a social animal we need to hold a society together, I would say that it's the glue because with ou it any a given society would fall apart benefiting no one.
The problem is that we are also individual well aware of our egos for good or bad making it almost impossible to codify behavior.
If I didn't feel empathy towards others would I care as much? Personally I don't know, I can understand it on a logical and intellectual level and could act accordingly because logic would tell me that it would be beneficial for me to act in accordance to some morality, for my own survival.
Do you know anything about sociopaths and psychopaths? to this I will discuss later If you don't hear from me tonight it is because I have to go, but if you want to continue this discussion I would be more than willing tomorrow to tackle it
Also I wish you explain why you feel why I believe as an atheist it is a logical position for an atheist? Do you know that atheist argue among other atheist about morality because it is very different to them.