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Gabriel Garcia commented on Jenn T-R's blog post 'Thoughts on a Quote'
"To me, the quote sounds like one of those crappy "proofs" for god's existence. 1. Atheists exists. 2. Without God, there can't be any atheists. 3. God exists. But yeah, all silliness aside, I see what you mean. And you know…"
Apr 11, 2009
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"Your God is in fact a projection of your personal culture." Ray and Kirk get completely owned on an ABC Night line debate.

"It's funny how at the end, when Kirk and Ray get owned, they just keep on saying what they've already said without answering the questions. And yet, they still honestly believe the bullshit they're spreading, hi-fucking-larious."
Apr 4, 2009
Gabriel Garcia commented on Gabriel Garcia's blog post 'Can there really be moral absolutes?'
"Dave G: That makes sense. : )"
Apr 3, 2009
Dave G commented on Gabriel Garcia's blog post 'Can there really be moral absolutes?'
"Gabriel: True. I think that morals are mutable, changing with society's mores and as the people in the society learn more and grow more. Ethical constraints are more lasting, so you might say that 'killing without cause is wrong' is…"
Apr 3, 2009
Gabriel Garcia commented on Gabriel Garcia's blog post 'Can there really be moral absolutes?'
"Dave G.: But then we still have a problem. To us, it would be considered murder, because to us, sacrifice isn't a valid reason. But to them, it wouldn't be, because sacrifice was a valid reason (to them). So then we come back to the…"
Apr 3, 2009
Dave G commented on Gabriel Garcia's blog post 'Can there really be moral absolutes?'
"An interesting take on the morals of murder that I read somewhere (I wish I could recall where). If you define murder as 'killing someone without a valid reason', then in just about every society, murder is seen as immoral. The differences…"
Apr 3, 2009
Pam commented on Gabriel Garcia's blog post 'Can there really be moral absolutes?'
"I'd have to agree that there are no moral absolutes (not being well-versed in meta-ethics myself) because it's impossible to separate the act from the context. If I learned one thing over the years of studying literature, it's that…"
Apr 3, 2009
Atheist Ninja commented on Gabriel Garcia's blog post 'Can there really be moral absolutes?'
"People steal, and kill too, doesn't mean they think it's moral. I'd imagine every social moral is disregarded on a regular basis. Not to mention, half the people in charge of the oil industry probably don't believe in global…"
Apr 3, 2009
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Apr 2, 2009
Gabriel Garcia commented on Gabriel Garcia's blog post 'Can there really be moral absolutes?'
"Oh yeah, I thought so too, but I was sort of busy, so I was kind of hoping someone else would point that out."
Apr 2, 2009
Johnny commented on Gabriel Garcia's blog post 'Can there really be moral absolutes?'
"I do understand what you were implying; just thought the analogy didn't work."
Apr 2, 2009
Gabriel Garcia commented on Gabriel Garcia's blog post 'Can there really be moral absolutes?'
"Johnny; sorry, I was just using a (poorly thought out) example. But you understand what I mean, right? And yeah, that was the problem with absolute morals in the first place, I think."
Apr 2, 2009
Johnny commented on Gabriel Garcia's blog post 'Can there really be moral absolutes?'
"In regard to the oil tycoon... Ninja said "detrimental to mankind and consider it moral" - so I'm not sure if the mining and distribution of oil quite meets it. Detrimental to mankind, yes; but it seems hard to attribute a moral…"
Apr 2, 2009
Gabriel Garcia commented on Gabriel Garcia's blog post 'Can there really be moral absolutes?'
"Ninja; you're asking the wrong question. Of course you can, oil tycoons do it all the time. Surely they know that the more oil they produce, the more that is used, the more environmental pollution that results. It's not really something…"
Apr 2, 2009
Johnny commented on Gabriel Garcia's blog post 'Can there really be moral absolutes?'
"Nice post Gabriel. You make a good case for no moral absolutes. Do you think there are universal morals? Or would you classify this as too similar to absolutes. From what I have read, and how I see it, 'cultural acceptance' dictates…"
Apr 2, 2009
Johnny commented on Gabriel Garcia's blog post 'Can there really be moral absolutes?'
"> "After all, in any situation, can one knowingly and intentionally do something detrimental to mankind and consider it moral?" I think your idea makes for a good 'theory argument' Ninja; but where do you draw the line in a…"
Apr 2, 2009

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I'm pretty young, so I'm used to getting the attitude where someone older than me shrugs me off as an immature, uneducated little brat who's just trying to be deep. Well, I'm not an immature, uneducated little brat who's just trying to be deep. I swear, it happens by itself!

In all seriousness though, there's not much to say about myself that is remarkable. I was never into religion, even when I went to a Catholic school for 3rd and 4th grades. I think my first irreligious thought was that God probably looked nothing like what we oculd imagine, least of all human. From there, I became less and less "Catholic." First I thought myself Agnostic, but then I "took the plunge" and became Atheist (though, I prefer the term Agnostic Atheist, cause I don't believe but I don't make any positive claims about what we can't prove, just what is more likely.)

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Can there really be moral absolutes?

Posted on April 2, 2009 at 6:18pm 14 Comments

In my last (and first) blog post, I brought up the problem that atheists usually have with religious people (that of, "atheists have no morals"). Emma Coomber brought something up that I agree with and have been thinking for a while now.



There are no absolute morals.



I think I can safely assume that most (if not all) of us here would agree that morals are created by society and nothing else. So really, is it such a leap to assume that there are no absolute… Continue

And you accuse ME of having no morals?

Posted on April 1, 2009 at 10:21pm 3 Comments

Something came up today during lunch while I was talking with a Satanist friend of mine.



It's common for religious people to claim that atheists have no morals as we have no god to derive them from and have no god to fear in the deviation from our morals. But then if you ask them what they would do if god wasn't there to punish them, there are times when they admit that they would act without caring about others or about the consequences of their actions.



So really, who… Continue

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