Atheist Exile's Blog – April 2012 Archive (3)

Slam Dunking God

The naturalist understanding of morality asserts that we have evolved empathy as an impetus to cooperation. Combined with personal experience, empathy leads most of us to a "Golden Rule" sense of morality. From experience, I know what hurts me: with empathy, I know the same things likely hurt you too. Experience and empathy is all we need to decide most moral matters. "Do unto…


Added by Atheist Exile on April 30, 2012 at 2:44pm — 1 Comment

Religious Thinking and Simple Minds

I had previously posted an earlier version of this blog entry (with a different title). I decided that, although I knew what I was saying, I hadn't properly fleshed out my thoughts for general consumption. So I revised it to be more readable and connect ideas together more coherently. I hope you find this version makes more sense and is easier to read.


I am treated as evil by people who claim that they are being…


Added by Atheist Exile on April 16, 2012 at 5:36am — 15 Comments

Aligning Atheism

There's a fundamental disconnect between atheists and the word "atheist". Part of this is because there isn't complete agreement on what the word means.

  • Lack of belief in God
  • Lack of belief in God's existence

Lack of belief in Godcould simply mean a choice not to believe in God because he is cruel or undesirable for some reason -- but does…


Added by Atheist Exile on April 7, 2012 at 9:53am — 7 Comments

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