"A school teacher is hardly a position of authority in all matters. Ouside of the subject he/she teaches, his/her views may influence, but are hardly considered authoritative even by the students that age.
In any case, the conclusion, belief or…"
"You can't honestly say the students' parents lied, because you don't know such a God doesn't exist, even if you don't believe He/She/It exists.
The student asked you a question about your belief or lack there of, so she is…"
"What exactly is your objective? To let him know why you don't buy into it? Or to convince your friend why believing in such a thing is irrational?
The first one is easy. You tell him that you cannot accept extraordinary claims without…"
"From a materialist-determinist, which is what most atheists claim to be, point of view, all the lives must, at least theoretically, be predictable. So why should it suprise anyone that there are indicators for predicting the course of…"
"The "Good Atheist Arguments" are extremely immature and highly emotional with little logic or reason.
For examplle in the first link the person states that he/she values peace and freedom for everyone (within limits necessary for…"
"William C. Walker,
Religious immoral people (in prisons or not) definitely prove that religion is not a deterrant against immorality. However the counter claim is rather funny. You are assuming that people can't live with harming others…"
It was quite interesting to know how reliable the US "justice" system is! Just another reason why the US prison statistics shouldn't enter a discussion that is supposed to involve critical thinking."
"You explicitly stated earlier that morality is objective like evolution is objective. If somewhere along the line you changed your position, I missed it until now.
Morality is not about what 'is', but what 'ought to be'.…"
"When you quote US prison statistics in support of atheist morality, you are really reaching.
Given the apparent bias against those who call themselves atheists in the general population, I am quite surprised anyone indicted of serious…"
"That's a good one! Perhaps why anyone cannot trust a person to act morally who believes his/her sins are forgiven once he confesses them!
But seriously, George W Bush's confession of sins absolves him only of divine retribution in…"
"I am looking for nothing other than logic and reason. Immorality has negative consequences sure, but most often not for the actor or his/her ilk, but for some others. George W Bush (who both of us agree is a criminal) one a second term in office…"
"I wanted to add something here.
It appears the goal of the morality you are proposing is reducing casuality figures. And your method is appealing to emotions, not to reason or logic, because even you are not sure your proposed morality…"
"Well what you stated wasn't very obvious and I apologise for misunderstanding your position.
But I don't see how that follows logically. What is the goal of the new morality you are proposing and what is the basis for such goal.…"