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llewelly

What!!!?? I can't be selfish and immoral just because I'm an atheist? What a scam. That tears it. I'm going back to God.

EatenByChutulu

Quite apart from evolution, there are ways to act that add to everyone's prosperity...and ways that emphatically don't. And we have tens of thousands of years of historic case studies to guide us.

Re: dmabus
Godlessness might not neccessarily lead to immorality, but apparently the internet is an excuse to be an idiot for some people :(

Tommykey

Not only is it possible to be moral without religion, it's easy!

It's not like when I became an atheist I suddenly thought "Oh wow! Now I can kill people I don't like and rape women I find attractive but who won't go on a date with me."

If anything, it occurred to me that the god of the Bible, if it actually existed, didn't even live up to the standards of morality that Christianity purported to offer. In other words, I gradually became an atheist in part because morality mattered to me, not because it didn't.

Indigo

@EatenByCthulhu: The one that always gets me is how people say, "Well, why don't you kill and steal?" as if, just by lacking belief in divine authority, one immediately forgets all about the presence of earthly authority. Even if you wanted to be immoral with impunity, God is not your first hurdle - the cops are.

Maria

They also forget that there are a lot of people who has never been believers. How did I manage to get it to 40 without ever stealing or killing... I wonder?? Not all people turn atheists, they've always been. I guess those people just start with killing their neighbors at the age of 5 or something...

llewelly
They also forget that there are a lot of people who has never been believers. How did I manage to get it to 40 without ever stealing or killing... I wonder??
The global atheist conspiracy works tirelessly to keep the immoral acts of atheists hidden.
John B Hodges

See my essay "Atheist Foundations of Ethics" at
http://civic.bev.net/atheistsnrv/articles/definition.html

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