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""just admit that you want a moral system that will allow you to do questionable thin…"

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

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"That's true, they do, and they don't seem to realise it. "

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

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"What is your definition of relativist, Unseen?  I take relativist versus absolutist…"

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

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""How much do I need my moral system when making brownies? The same as when I see som…"

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

267 Mar 17, 2015
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"It solves it if I ignore my love for my child.  That's not a real solution of any ki…"

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

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""moral systems fail us when we need them the most"  - in itself, I think this is a t…"

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

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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

267 Mar 17, 2015
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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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