Here’s your five sentence introduction to psychoanalysis in the age of atheism: “Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.” Funny how it’s the old (ex-) Christian father who is “saved” by a literal reading of the Bible.
Meanwhile, back with the Left Behind, Rick has to decide if pre-emptively killing a couple of convicts is morally justified to protect his own group, and his wife, the voice of sanity and reason, the hypercritical back seat driver of his life, tells him, “[kill them all] with a clear conscience,” which is translated to, “don’t ask me, I’m just a girl.”
That’s the standard line of maternal superego, as distinct from the now defunct paternal superego, and its main job is to make you feel guilty for failing to be happy, and if you can’t understand the analogy imagine the convicts were women and she told him, “[bend them over a sink] with a clear conscience, you deserve it, you’re you.”
Everybody knows that morality is a function of society and if there’s no society, anything goes, but you may want to be careful that there’s not another society waiting around the corner, in this world or the next, which will judge your utilitarianism by different standards.
And yet still they do not call them zombies.