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I'm confused about morality

What makes something moral or amoral? I feel like we've had this discussion a million times on Think Atheist in some way shape or form. I s…

Started by Belle RoseLatest Reply

Hate.

Some people seem to believe that atheists are hateful. They think we don't care about anyone or anything that we just sit around making fun…

Started by Redlilly PondLatest Reply

What is the Value of Punitive Justice?

Before I pose my question, I will clarify what I mean by 'punitive justice' in this context. 'Justice' means only the creation and enforce…

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Three Crucial Things You Must Know Before Challenging An Atheist’s Unbelief

I propose that there are three categories of atheists: 1. Natural Atheists: Those brought up by atheist parents who never experienced the…

Started by Atheist Ninja

9 18 hours ago
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Should we stop pursuing scientific investitations while we still can?

Any major discovery almost instantly gets turned into a whole new and more deadly generation of weapons. Aren't weapons scary enough as it…

Started by Unseen

22 Apr 29
Reply by Strega

A quasi-objective morality without God: the anti-arbitrariness principle

Hi, as an atheist I have been watching several debates with William Lane Craig and others, and it started me thinking, especially about mor…

Started by Stijn Bruers

115 Feb 11
Reply by Pope Beanie

Understanding the definition of "sexual deviation"

"Sexual deviation" is defined as any kind of sexual activity that deviates from what is considered "normal" sexual activity. What is "norma…

Started by Joey Collins

25 Feb 8
Reply by TJ

If it would save just one life

Often in ethical, political, or policy discussions, you'll hear something like, "Maybe it isn't the ultimate, final, or complete solution o…

Started by Unseen

34 Jan 27
Reply by Gregg RThomas

What about Buddhism?

Buddhism in its original form was not a theistic religion. Gautama Buddha was a teacher, not a deity. He was and is revered as a teacher an…

Started by Unseen

61 Dec 23, 2015
Reply by Simon Paynton

An ethical dilemma

Your brother is away on vacation. He isn't particularly wealthy, but he did find a Picasso painting at a garage sale which has been valued…

Started by Unseen

99 Dec 21, 2015
Reply by Unseen

Why do we consider killing an innocent person OK if they are further away?

More specifically, I was talking to some friends about the train track dilemma...and we have come to differing conclusions. Theoretical Sce…

Started by TJ

46 Nov 23, 2015
Reply by Davis Goodman

I'm confused about morality

What makes something moral or amoral? I feel like we've had this discussion a million times on Think Atheist in some way shape or form. I s…

Started by Belle Rose

235 Jul 9, 2015
Reply by Pope Beanie

A Christian on the problem of evil

I'm new here, but I'm going to take the plunge and start a discussion. In the I'm confused about morality thread, a few commenters raised t…

Started by David Vogel

168 Jun 29, 2015
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