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Guest

Posted 16 June 2012 - 10:50 PM

View PostGuest, on 16 June 2012 - 10:31 PM, said:

View PostGuest, on 16 June 2012 - 10:26 PM, said:

Any appeals to authority - religious or governmental - IS an immorality.
Anything coming from that is itself immoral and unethical.

Are you suggesting that hierarchy is bad?

If that hierarchy takes it upon itself to be the ones who delegate what is right, wrong, accep...

Guest

Posted 16 June 2012 - 10:31 PM

View PostGuest, on 16 June 2012 - 10:26 PM, said:

Any appeals to authority - religious or governmental - IS an immorality.
Anything coming from that is itself immoral and unethical.

Are you suggesting that hierarchy is bad?

Guest

Posted 16 June 2012 - 10:26 PM

Any appeals to authority - religious or governmental - IS an immorality.
Anything coming from that is itself immoral and unethical.

Guest

Posted 16 June 2012 - 09:58 PM

God wants us to suffer. It's a fact!

Genghis Flan

Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:47 AM

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Genghis Flan

Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:48 PM

Child Abuse Hiding Behind Religion

I came across a news story from one of the blogs I read regularly. The Friendly Atheist had linked to a story of a Pastor who had allegedly assaulted his child and the commenters on the story were not just coming to the Pastors defense but were one after the other saying how this fifteen year old should be beat for calling the police. I read the news story and the police report that was linked and I have to say aft...

Genghis Flan

Posted 15 June 2012 - 05:53 PM

The Flaws in Defending Morality With Religion


When we think of those opposed to homosexuality – which still sounds weird to me, like opposing left-handed people* – or stem-cell research or euthanasia, we tend conclude they’re justifying themselves because of religion. But, as with almost anything underpinned by religion, the pendulum swings both ways: religious people also support these. And, perhaps without energy or recognisable ability to justify their moral decisions, many often fall back on their god’s say-so to provide a foundation for their otherwise empty assertions that certain things are right or wrong. Of course, one tends to forget that this is true even of those who support views one condones.
By definition, justifying moral views because god says so is inherently flawed. I have not seen an escape from the problem begun with Plato's Euthyphro’s Dilemma, two mil...

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