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
"If I'm wrong with this statement it will not be the first time. It seems to me the one of, if not the largest, groups of Trump supporters is the evangelical right. If this section of our population were to get it's way about…"
"Add again the fact that the book of Revelation became a part of the canon around 412 AD (CE if you will) and you see that this Holy Spirit is slow to get his scriptures in order. This doesn't phase anyone, and even the non-believers are wanting…"
"An excellent point, Michael, and one I've made a couple times at least when arguing with them. They want to take personal revelation or, to borrow from William Lane Craig, "the self-authenticating witness of the Holy Spirit" as…"
"Very well said Loren. I might add that theists do not understand a lot of this because a great many of them do not know the difference between objective and subjective morality. It follows as well that they do not know differences between objective…"
"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…"
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.