On the contrary, I was quite serious, although possibly not quite deadly (enough).
For some reason, human beings, needing God, are born into a world in which God is materially absent. Therefore, they must find or create God (or the gods, or Nature, or reality -- Nietzche's God-in-the-grammar).
Hence this contradiction: almost everyone says there is a moral order, or acts as if one exists, but nobody can agree on its contents or point out a material basis for its existence and features. We have no choice but to gesticulate and insist that the shadows we produce are revealing the walls of a mighty edifice.