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"But to be successful, a moral system has to be believed in, and it has to be useful.…"

Simon Paynton replied Mar 10, 2015 to An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist

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"@Davis:  I agree with most of what you say, but surely one time when we need a moral…"

Simon Paynton replied Mar 9, 2015 to An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist

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"Virtue ethics has a lot of useful things to say too:  the idea is to cultivate virtu…"

Simon Paynton replied Mar 7, 2015 to An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist

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""we don't need an ethical system for easy situations" - I completely disagree.  Mayb…"

Simon Paynton replied Mar 7, 2015 to An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist

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"Yes.  On the one hand, it just seems fucking dumb that people try and say that every…"

Simon Paynton replied Mar 6, 2015 to An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist

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"And in a situation like this, people seem to feel more sorry for a single child they…"

Simon Paynton replied Mar 6, 2015 to An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist

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"It would be a "sexy" salacious story given the dying child angle and the impossible…"

Simon Paynton replied Mar 6, 2015 to An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist

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"I think the whole situation would be a cause celebre, many people would be on your s…"

Simon Paynton replied Mar 6, 2015 to An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist

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"It's true that excessive self-interest leads to negative consequences and unhappines…"

Simon Paynton replied Mar 6, 2015 to An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist

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""The more proximate to their own life and loved ones the problem, the more likely th…"

Simon Paynton replied Mar 6, 2015 to An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist

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