This was the title from article from the Huffington Post from Rabbi Adam Jacobs and it made me furious. The Rabbi just doesn't get it. Despite his interpretations or misinterpretations about what Harris and Hitchens say about morality, being an atheist does not in any way mean we should be or act amoral. In fact, the atheists I've met with, spoken to and chatted with on this site indicate that atheists have higher moral standards than many people who live "by the book". The point is Rabbi, that atheists say that morality preceded religion! That atheists tend to be humanists and that our ideas of what is right and wrong, which is innate in all of us by the way (check out studies of how infants and chimpanzee act to validate), is part of what it is to be a human-being and that is common to all of us!!! Atheism is anything but amoral!!! We hold ourselves to the highest of standards not because a god has told us to but because as free thinkers and humanists we do it because it is right! As Penn Jillette says "Believing there's no God means I can't really be forgiven except by kindness and faulty memories. That's good; it makes me want to be more thoughtful. I have to try to treat people right the first time around."
The full text of this ignorant article is here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rabbi-adam-jacobs/atheisms-odd-relati...