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Anything but that…

Posted in Skepdude by Skepdude on July 7, 2009

I’m a little late to the game but here it is anyway. Click pic to go to creators website, Atheist Cartoons!

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    • Skepdude said, on July 7, 2009 at 2:42 PM

      “Without God, all moral conclusions are merely subjective human opinions without any binding authority beyond what culture attributes to them. And, at this point the question, “Who are you to impose your morality on another?” becomes fair game. Who is qualified to declare his opinion superior to another? And, on what basis would he do this? Why is peace better than war or love better than hate? If I claim one as superior, does that make it right? If I get enough people to agree with me, does this make it true for all people? Are moral issues settled by what increases happiness or decreases suffering? If so, whose happiness?”

      Why is peace better than war? Because war means death, maiming and suffering. Lack of death, maiming and suffering is a good thing. That is why peace is better than war. No need for God to tell us that. Furthermore, the major Gods are asking for war left and right in their holy books.

      “Are moral issues settled by what increases happiness or decreases suffering? If so, whose happiness?”-If you take into account only the utilitarian point of view you can ask that question. If you take into account other major theories of ethics, that question becomes useless.

      God is not the authority that “enforces” morality, socienty is. If you don’t believe me look at the treatment of women in the Muslim word.If you are a Christian be reminded that your God condones slavery and selling your daughters, and killing all males, including little babies once you take over their city.

      If you are happy with that source of morality be my guest. I myself like much better to rely on my reason and ability to think. Morality is a thought process not a blind obedience one. Until you understand that your morals will be inferior to mine.

  1. Wisdom for life said, on October 28, 2010 at 5:05 AM

    Says whom? My point: Do not treat your moral opinions as anything but personal views that are not to be imposed on others. My frustration with radical atheists is how moralizing they insist on being. They thunder forth like fundamentalists and expect everyone to see things their way. Big contradiction when you reject the possibility of an absolute standard for morality! True? Secular regimes, not religious ones, are responsible for the most violence against humanity. Only God is qualified to declare the right of life or death. The fact that any of his rebellious creatures have not come under his judgment is evidence of his grace. Do not marvel that some sinners die; marvel that some do not. Misplaced amazement is our problem (Read Luke 13:1-3).


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