How do atheists justify eating meat on an ethical basis?As we all evolved from common ancestors, and atheists reject the idea that we have god given dominion over the other animals, what ethical…Continue
"Without god we need to find out own morals. Evolution tells us we are just another species. In common with other species, we suffer. Causing unnecessary suffering or harm is wrong. Eating meat involves causing harm and suffering. Eating meat is not…"
"This article says that these cows did not contract BSE from food. Where else could they have gotten it? I think the corporations probably went back to their dirty habit of feeding ground up cows and sheep to cows in their food.…"
"Animals eat other animals. I live near the mountains and a cougar killed and ate my precious cat, Freddy D. Butthole. Now I have taken it upon myself to exact my revenge on all animals, even herbivores (or as I call them, "enablers"). That…"
"John Major, I knew you would feel dismayed by the majority opinion on this site. Do keep in mind the many of us here who DO share your point of view. My opinion is that humans vary greatly in their ability to experience empathy.…"
"@Russell I read your letter and agree entirely. I am unused to forums and have been surprised with the responses of many atheists to the issue. I am beginning to think that maybe one main incentive people turn away from religion is to avoid the…"
"I'm a meat eater but am conflicted over the way we treat animals. I was all fired up and wrote a letter to the editor when 100 people were protesting some cats and dogs being put down by animal control a couple of years ago. Never…"
"For what its worth, hardly anyone i know actually thinks of morals/ethics as a literal list of rules, say like what you see in many religions. The idea that ethics could (or should) be boiled down to a checklist of behaviors divorced from their…"
"Not sure if this helps, but maybe i should clarify a more general idea:
I don't actually believe that behaviors can be easily summarized as ethical or unethical, rather i believe that our behaviors have ramifications on other creatures we…"
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