All Blog Posts Tagged 'objective' (8)

Why Harris Lost the "Is Good from God?" debate to Craig


I just stumbled upon a year-old YouTube video named, “Sam Harris gets destroyed by Dr. William Lane Craig”. It’s the 2-hour University of Notre Dame debate held on April 7, 2011, between Harris and Craig. It was titled: “The God Debate II: Is Good from God?” The video can be found at the bottom of this page.

And guess what? Harris really was destroyed by Craig!…


Added by Atheist Exile on May 6, 2012 at 10:02am — 11 Comments

Religious Thinking and Simple Minds

I am treated as evil by people who claim that they are being oppressed

because they are not allowed to force me to practice what they do.” ~D. Dale Gulledge



Ignorance is our natural state: we were born that way. We learn what we know as…


Added by Atheist Exile on April 13, 2012 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

A Short Reply for an "Objective Basis for Ethics"

On Friday March 4, there was an article on a right-wing Christian site:

Atheists Targeting Nation With Godless Media Blitz




Added by John B Hodges on March 13, 2011 at 6:49am — 2 Comments

I don't care about cosmic meaning

Copied from my blog

This is an extinction to a comment (3 actually due to the 500 character comment limitation) I am made to this video (under the name "thenamelessone83"). It is not a Christian video about some cosmic meaning (which is what it would seem like from my comment) it is an atheist video… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on August 21, 2010 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Cooperation: An Objective Moral Principle/Standard?

I wrote a blog post, a few months back, that wondered if nature's prime directive (survival) could be used as the basis for morality. Since then, I've realized that I missed the most important point of all: survival of our species depends on cooperation. Survival is the purpose of cooperation, so survival is still the basis of morality but the operative principle is cooperation. This is because we are intelligent social animals who can choose to cooperate instead of fight or kill. Nature may be… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on August 9, 2010 at 9:00pm — 8 Comments

Is and Ought; Rand's MetaEthics

This was not originally written for an Objectivist audience; I was arguing with a Kantian on an Atheist list. -JBH


March 7, 2001;…


Added by John B Hodges on April 15, 2010 at 2:54am — 1 Comment

An Objective Source for Morality?

Nature is, as Alfred Lord Tennyson said, “red in tooth and claw”. It has no morals. Morality is a human construct that usually reflects our social norms. As such, morality is formed by an amalgam of influences from family, religion, culture, evolution and the arts. This amalgam of influences varies from person to person and is relative to our exposure to, and experience with, these influences.

Almost half the human race subscribes to a religion that claims morality is objective… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on November 27, 2009 at 4:22am — 5 Comments

Choice & Religion

Free will is completely necessary within religion, with the most heavy emphasis I've experienced being placed upon Christianity. The Christian god is said to have created Adam and Eve, and given them free will. Were they perfect creations of God? No, apparently not. Their intelligence was incredibly limited and God knew that this free will would bring them into pain and sin, yet he gave it to them anyway. He knew what path every single person on earth would take because of his choice. The… Continue

Added by Saint on July 7, 2008 at 3:29pm — 1 Comment

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