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This section of my blog will record statements made by atheists on what they view morality to be and what they regard as moral actions or not. Atheists talk a lot about the immorality of Christianity, the harm it does, the Bible and it’s immorality but when you dig deeper into the moral basis of many atheists you find them approving the self-same things they condemn and indeed,  more things than what you’ll find taught in Christianity as ‘moral’. Given that few of them adhere to any objective source of morality what it normally reduces itself to is moral relativism or subjectivism or situational ethics but their words can speak louder than my commentary here.

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Comments on: "Statements from Atheists on Morality" (2)

  1. Morality is not a religious construct. It is perfectly possible to be an amoral believer (I would imagine most readers would feel that suicide bombers are immoral in their willingness to commit mass murder).

    I would doubt that statistically there are significantly more or less murders/pedophiles/rapists/thieves/fraudsters (all immoral acts) in either the religious or atheist groupings (Though death row seems to have substantially more believers than atheists this is probably due to the correlations between higher IQ and atheism and lower IQ/mental health and criminality that exist)

    In many senses atheism engenders a greater respect for personal morality. There is no final “judge” to congratulate or condemn. We cannot seek final absolution or forgiveness. We live to garner the respect of our peers and our ourselves which tends to result in a moral “norm” that matches the whole population.

    An attempt to equate atheism with immorality is fatally flawed.

  2. Morality is not a religious construct. It is perfectly possible to be an amoral believer (I would imagine most readers would feel that suicide bombers are immoral in their willingness to commit mass murder).

    I would doubt that statistically there are significantly more or less murders/pedophiles/rapists/thieves/fraudsters (all immoral acts) in either the religious or atheist groupings (Though death row seems to have substantially more believers than atheists this is probably due to the correlations between higher IQ and atheism and lower IQ/mental health and criminality that exist)

    In many senses atheism engenders a greater respect for personal morality. There is no final \”judge\” to congratulate or condemn. We cannot seek final absolution or forgiveness. We live to garner the respect of our peers and our ourselves which tends to result in a moral \”norm\” that matches the whole population.

    An attempt to equate atheism with immorality is fatally flawed.

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