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It's immoral to be an atheist.

Posted by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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A philosophical discussion:


1.  The belief in God is needed to act morally.

2.  If the belief in God is needed to act morally, then it's immoral to be an atheist.

3.  Therefore, it's immoral to be an atheist.


Analyze this argument.

Sherri

by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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babie113
by Silver Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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Stupid morality has nothing to do with religion alone....
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smilingari
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:51 AM

This would apply if we were all mindless, brainwashed zombies without any logic or sense. Fortunately, hopefully, we aren't. I'm an atheist and I do more good deeds than anyone I know. Not to toot my own horn but to make a point to those who actually feel this way and are ignorant :)

krysstizzle
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:51 AM
Im no good at philosophical and rhetorical jargon. But. #1 is wrong. I don't think such a thing could ever be proven.
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desertlvn
by Silver Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:51 AM

#1 seems illogical to me.

SuperChicken
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Pedophile Priests believe in God, therefore pedophilia is a moral act.

 

 

GLWerth
by Gina on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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I don't accept the initial premise as true, therefore, I cannot accept the argument as valid.

rfurlongg
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:54 AM
Morality is culturally bound.
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GLWerth
by Gina on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Oooh, good one!

Quoting SuperChicken:

Pedophile Priests believe in God, therefore pedophilia is a moral act.

 

 


AdellesMom
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:56 AM
I think that's kind of silly--for lack of a better word. Strictly from a secukar stance, a belief in God isn't needed to act morally. Morals are something that *should* come without _____ religion. In *my* opinion, it's something that should flow through us like our blood flows through our veins.

With that being said, there is a difference between what *I* believe to be secular morals and Godly morals.

I was a moral person before I was a believer. Besides, there are Atheists that have morals.
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Peanutx3
by Ruby Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:57 AM

This

Quoting rfurlongg:

Morality is culturally bound.


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