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Ethics and The Atheist

A place to discus ethics from an atheist point of view. Atheists need to be prepared to respond when a theist claims that only morals and ethics come from a god. A place to understand the difference between natural and supernatural ethical systems.

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Ethics Without Gods

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Gerald Payne Jul 15. 1 Reply

This essay was written by Frank Zindler, former President and current Board Member of American Atheists. One of the first questions Atheists are asked by true believers and doubters alike is, “If you don’t believe in God, there’s nothing to prevent…Continue

Proselytizing Atheism. What is right, wrong, productive, or not!

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Patricia Apr 11. 22 Replies

Sorry for any typos, spellos, and lack of links. I'm on a device that limits me.I've been reading Peter Boghosian's "A manual for creating Atheists". Some of it is good and interesting. But the further i get into the book, the more troubled I am.The…Continue

The Moral Arc by Michael Shermer

Started by Steph S. Mar 23. 0 Replies

In Dr. Michael Shermer’s latest book, The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom, he claims that we are living in the most moral period of our species’ history. It is a book about moral progress that…Continue

Can you be moral without God?

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joseph Corder Jan 20. 3 Replies

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Clarifying the Moral Landscape

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Steph S. Jul 1, 2014. 2 Replies

A good article to read by Sam HarrisThe meaning of “science” Most criticisms of The Moral Landscape seem to stumble over its subtitle, “How Science Can Determine Human Values,” and I admit that this wording has become an albatross. To my surprise,…Continue

How to be Tactful Responding With Diplomacy and Grace

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Steph S. Apr 27, 2014. 35 Replies

This is a great article to help with career communications skills and also in relationships as well.Respond intelligently, even to unintelligent treatment. – Lao-Tzu, Chinese philosopher What is Tact?Tact is the ability to tell the truth in a way…Continue

Penn And Teller BS - The Bible

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Richard C Brown Apr 7, 2014. 2 Replies

Very good series - buying the entire series on Amazon.Continue

Who Says Science has Nothing to Say About Morality?

Started by Steph S. Mar 24, 2014. 0 Replies

Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins discuss Who Says Science has Nothing to Say About Morality?Taped at The Sheldonian Theatre University of OxfordApril 12th 2011byClearStory Ltd.Registered in England and Wales: Number 7467 151Registered Office: 3/4…Continue

Ethics vs Morals

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Steph S. Mar 24, 2014. 2 Replies

 Source of PrinciplesEthics are external standards, provided by the institutions, groups or culture to which an individual belongs. For example, lawyers,…Continue

Sam Harris - Morality and the Christian god

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Daniel W Mar 13, 2014. 1 Reply

)  What Sam Harris asks for, Sam Harris receives. He put out a challenge to video editors to make a video for his speech on morality, and it was as if he was talking directly to me. I thank the all mighty non-existent God that people like Sam are…Continue

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Comment by Steph S. on August 15, 2015 at 8:45am

Donna welcome to the group.

Comment by Steph S. on August 6, 2015 at 4:58pm

“A man's ethical behaviour should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.”

― Albert Einstein

Comment by Steph S. on July 15, 2015 at 9:10am

Thank you for the book information Carol.

Comment by Steph S. on April 11, 2015 at 8:25pm

Daniel welcome to the group.

Comment by Steph S. on April 9, 2015 at 6:36pm

Trisha welcome to the group.

Comment by Steph S. on March 9, 2015 at 9:27am

"If it takes the threat of hell to make you a moral person, then you are not at all moral, you are just a coward who responds well to threats."

-- Leo Wolf

Comment by Steph S. on February 8, 2015 at 9:12pm

Paul welcome to the group.

I made my donation too. Thank you Patricia.

Comment by Steph S. on November 16, 2014 at 7:09pm

Glad to see you here sk8eycat. I should be around more soon with holidays coming up.

Comment by Steph S. on November 16, 2014 at 7:09pm

Joseph and Patricia welcome to the group.

Comment by sk8eycat on October 14, 2014 at 8:18pm

Hi, Steph!  My computer crashed almost 3 weeks ago, and I'm having a terrible time learning how to use this silly MacBook,  Haven't had much time or energy to think about anything else....but this is a fascinating topic, and I do want to discuss the silly notion of the buybull (or any other "holey" book) being a useful manual for living.

I'll be back!

 

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