JimC wrote:To a cold and uncaring universe, virtue and vice are both simply human illusions...
I wouldn't say illusions, but unimportant.
It's importance that is the real illusion, and that applies to everything human, and everything else.
Or you could say that importance does actually exist, but it's only local in space and time.
What's important to you is totally unimportant to virtually all of the rest of the universe over infinite time.
Vice and virtue, good and bad exist, in a tiny speck of space and time, but they don't matter.