I haven't noticed this on any site before though I'm sure it has been discussed. Religious apologist frequently say that athies have no morals, or at least no moral compass. I really think this is…Continue
"Tom, as it comes to counting the ways, Christopher Hitchens outlines a number of apologies the catholic church has made and still needs to make in the 2009 Intelligence Squared debate on the topic: "Is the Catholic Church a Force for Good…"
"The usual argument I hear is that there is no OBJECTIVE moral standard among atheists, no hard and fast rulebook which dictates correct behavior. My response is that not only are the rules set out by Yahweh in the OT not horribly moral, the…"
"Religion hurts more than it heals?
Paraphrasing the poet Browning's intent, let us count the ways.
The public ways, such as the Inquisition, happen when church and state are united and have been counted
The cultural ways and the personal…"
" I believe we must be careful here not to finger point, though I certainly understand and agree with you sentiment. The fact is we are all human. Atheist must own up to their faults. The religious can claim they are forgiven or directed by…"
"A religion's morality is made by the religion's tyrant(s).
The sheriff enforces a morality made and agreed to by large numbers of people, and their morality allows them some fun.
Put another way, most religions preach that non-believers…"
"I am all for euthanasia, but it should be the individuals choice(or at least the families). This nut job just wanted to kill someone and justified it as helping them. I don't think god told him to do it. I think he felt he was…"
"Daniel, I'm hoping a theist will say I, or atheists, have no morals.
"Oh? The sheriff has tossed the jailhouse keys and gone fishing?"
If said theist ASKS if I/we have no morals, I will remain civil."
"I agree with you totally. I've even watched a true crime TV show in which the killer had a theist upbringing and he later killed 2 old people. When the police talked to him about that killing he said he "done them a favor." This was…"
I haven't noticed this on any site before though I'm sure it has been discussed. Religious apologist frequently say that athies have no morals, or at least no moral compass. I really think this is more true of the religious. Catholics sin(everything from god's name in vain to murder), go to confession and viola, sin gone. I'm not certain but I believe some folks get saved and they're automatically covered/forgiven for whatever they do.It's a good thing our justice system doesn't work like…See More
"Daniel Kehoe, welcome to Atheist Nexus. I am interested in learning how you came to the realization that you are an atheist. I can imagine you experienced some stress caused by the strong religiosity of Georgia. Sixty years of living as a…"
Daniel Kehoe, welcome to Atheist Nexus. I am interested in learning how you came to the realization that you are an atheist. I can imagine you experienced some stress caused by the strong religiosity of Georgia. Sixty years of living as a non-believer, you must have some interesting stories.
My focus these days is the positive experiences of non-belief. I am 81 years old and want to leave a legacy of joy, contentment, and peace.