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Atheism and the World - What Must We Do, and Why?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Berman May 24, 2010. 7 Replies

Essentially, this is a discussion for exploring the basic questions of social ethics (and perhaps a pinch of politics) from an atheistic worldview.What is the 'utopia' (or maximal state of affairs,…Continue

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Enter Feste

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brenda Joanne May 25, 2010. 14 Replies

Hi all, I'm new here. Just became an atheist last February (after a terribly long exploration period), and graduated from a Christian college last month.Arrived here after looking for a way to get in…Continue

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Your Religious Status
Atheist
About Me:
A recently deconverted graduate of a Christian college, interested in philosophy and academia.
Age
19-24
Why are you here?
To connect to like-minded folks.
The religion you left
Christian

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Euthyphro's Question

Posted on May 23, 2010 at 4:30pm 3 Comments

“If you don’t believe in God, then what keeps you from murdering people?”



This has probably been the most persistent question I’ve gotten since deconverting to atheism. The question is, essentially, how can one be a ‘good person’ (or act morally) if there is no deity in which morality inheres. Of course, belief in God, in itself, is not what is being questioned, but whether or not that entity exists. None of the persons I have met would (as far as I know) claim that all… Continue

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