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Do we need to abandon all moral ideologies because we are atheist?

Started this discussion. Last reply by kris feenstra Jul 3, 2011. 148 Replies

Why does it seem that there are so many atheists who want to go the exact opposite extreme of religion?  Maybe I’m more of a humanist then because I do still have a very strong ethical code that I…Continue

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Glen L left a comment for Tanya Wells
"Great pictures"
Nov 15, 2013
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Jul 11, 2011
kris feenstra replied to Tanya Wells's discussion 'Do we need to abandon all moral ideologies because we are atheist?'
"That's debatable, though your underlying point still stands."
Jul 3, 2011
T A A replied to Tanya Wells's discussion 'Do we need to abandon all moral ideologies because we are atheist?'
"uh... it's called acting..."
Jul 3, 2011
Dustin replied to Tanya Wells's discussion 'Do we need to abandon all moral ideologies because we are atheist?'
"I believe all things should be morally acceptable as long as it doesn't directly harm anyone needlessly.     For instance , taboo things like brothers and sisters having sex or Polygamy , etc .. I see no reason to think this harms…"
Jul 3, 2011
Dustin replied to Tanya Wells's discussion 'Do we need to abandon all moral ideologies because we are atheist?'
"Do not ruin my fantasy!     But on a serious note , many porn stars look like they are really enjoying what they are doing.  Do you think that is different?  Do they also do it as a 'last resort' or are many of them…"
Jul 3, 2011
T A A replied to Tanya Wells's discussion 'Do we need to abandon all moral ideologies because we are atheist?'
"The fantasy that men entertain that a significant number of prostitutes "chose" their income out of their love of sex is alive and well I see... what a crock.   A vast majority of prostitutes do it as a desperate last resort."
Jul 3, 2011
T A A replied to Tanya Wells's discussion 'Do we need to abandon all moral ideologies because we are atheist?'
"So you think all the societies that came before us were "wrong" and us modern folk are "right"? Maybe it's because I'm a third generation atheist? but I don't see the world in terms of "wrongs" and…"
Jun 28, 2011
T A A replied to Tanya Wells's discussion 'Do we need to abandon all moral ideologies because we are atheist?'
"Of course science can provide us with clues about the global consequences of our actions. But it's still up to our subjective minds to weigh the various costs of our actions.   To me, a corporation which is polluting an area with lead,…"
Jun 28, 2011
Keith Pinster replied to Tanya Wells's discussion 'Do we need to abandon all moral ideologies because we are atheist?'
"Well, that was easy.  Yes, it was Sam.  http://www.ted.com/talks/sam_harris_science_can_show_what_s_right.html   Here is another by Jonathan Haidt http://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_haidt_on_the_moral_mind.html    Great…"
Jun 28, 2011
Keith Pinster replied to Tanya Wells's discussion 'Do we need to abandon all moral ideologies because we are atheist?'
"I've seen several talks by Sam.  I think there is a TED talk that discusses this topic, although I'm not sure it was Sam, I think it was someone else.  I'll try to find it and reply to this post."
Jun 28, 2011
T A A replied to Tanya Wells's discussion 'Do we need to abandon all moral ideologies because we are atheist?'
"The really big question is where on earth did you get the idea that people before Christianity had had "Christian values". There are moralists who opine this, but there is no archeological evidence that would entice us to think such…"
Jun 28, 2011
Kirsten replied to Tanya Wells's discussion 'Do we need to abandon all moral ideologies because we are atheist?'
"Morality actually has a basis in reason, oddly enough. Morality also evolves with circumstance, and it's this aspect that seems to trip people up more often than not. Absolute morals don't exist anymore than absolute…"
Jun 28, 2011
Ken Hughes replied to Tanya Wells's discussion 'Do we need to abandon all moral ideologies because we are atheist?'
"I've opted out of receiving any more notices of further discussion on this topic as it just got too far off topic and started to resemble a flame war.  Ta'"
Jun 28, 2011
T A A replied to Tanya Wells's discussion 'Do we need to abandon all moral ideologies because we are atheist?'
"Hmm, let me ponder... I think I've heard that before... "Since you obviously have no idea what Zen Buddhism Christianity is about, apparently do not wish to learn..." bla bla bla Every single Buddhist I've ever met, no matter…"
Jun 28, 2011
Jeff Anderson replied to Tanya Wells's discussion 'Do we need to abandon all moral ideologies because we are atheist?'
"I can't believe that "if there was no religion people would still realize that killing each other is wrong" is being refuted... lol"
Jun 28, 2011

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At 10:58am on November 15, 2013, Glen L said…

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At 11:13pm on April 27, 2011, Monica McGee (Monicks) said…

Welcome to Think Atheist, Tanya! We are happy to have you here.



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