1. Atheists can make moral decisions based on the specific context. Having absolutes like "Though Shall not Lie" stops people from thinking for themselves and making the right decision based on the situation at hand. In what situation would be okay to lie? Most religious people would say, never. Atheists would disagree. For example: If you were living in Germany hiding Jews in your attic during the holocaust, and Hitler's Nazis knocked on your door and asked if you were hiding Jews, would it be okay to lie to save the lives of the Jews in your attic? I believe trying to save their lives would the moral and proper choice. Atheists have the power to do what's right for all humanity, rather than the forced perspective of doing what is right for a god.

Comment by AdB on October 15, 2009 at 10:27pm
thank you for that lovely video. Wish I could share that to my young nephews (ages 7-12) but alas, their mum (my sis) is a born again xtian and her hubby is a pastor. I haven't outed myself to them and I know that if I did, they wouldn't let me near their sons ever again... come to think of it, they wouldn't dare come near me again. This is making me sad indeed...

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