Knowledge, truth, and morality.

Today we have a question from Ryan who asks… Name: Ryan Message: There are many problems i have with atheism but one question I have is if your going too claim their is no God that is the same as claiming there is no such being that is all knowing. Dont you have too be … Continue reading “Knowledge, truth, and morality.”

God, morality, religion, and evolution?

Todays question comes from Rachel who says… Name: Rachel Message: Hi there, I wanna start off by saying that I don’t call myself a Christian because let’s face it, people who claim to be Christians have given Christians a bad name. So, I call myself a believer in God. I just have a couple questions … Continue reading “God, morality, religion, and evolution?”

Morality Recap

Question from Sam: Where do humans get their moral standards and conscience from? Answer by SmartLX: The short answer is, from each other, from their own instincts and from a long line of social ancestors. My earlier piece on right and wrong answers your question in much greater detail. There’s also a short piece on … Continue reading “Morality Recap”

Approaches to Morality

Question from V: Well, obviously you reject God. As such i must assume you reject god-given moralities, and moral rules. As such i would like to ask what are the moral rules you accept and your rational justification for them. Thank you. Answer by SmartLX: I would say that I reject the idea that a … Continue reading “Approaches to Morality”

The Foundations of Morality

Question from Matthew: Hi there! In the “About” section of this site, one of the first things that’s mentioned is morality (and, later: “right from wrong”). Clearly, an atheist wouldn’t believe that morality is granted to us from on high. But, on the other hand, I think it’s safe to say that moral traditions as … Continue reading “The Foundations of Morality”

The Great Big Arguments #7: Morality

“Only humans are aware of having a stake in the moral and ethical parameters within which we live our lives. That’s why we’ve worked so hard to shape them over thousands of years, using various forms of authority from self-contained logic to force to claims of divine backing to support one adjustment over another.”

A Common Question Done Quick

Question from James: Quick question. How can you say something is bad without some sense of morals? Where did said morals come from? Answer by SmartLX: The quickest answer is that we’ve answered this a lot. This link searches the site for articles on the same subject, and finds four pages’ worth of titles. Read … Continue reading “A Common Question Done Quick”

Akita and the Incorruptibles (if that were a comic book I’d read it)

Question from Jacob: Hello. Recently I stopped believing to a small degree, probably class 4 or 5 on the Dawkins scale (ATA Note: this indicates neutrality tending towards disbelief), mainly from reading the Old Testament. None of the mainstream Christian arguments are really that great like morality and so forth. But there are 2, well … Continue reading “Akita and the Incorruptibles (if that were a comic book I’d read it)”

Crushed by Suffering

Question from Dominic: How do you deal with senseless suffering–like heartless cruelty imposed on innocent animals? There is such a thing as crush videos where women, mostly in high heels, enjoy crushing small animals on the floor in a gruesome, lengthy process to provide sexual satisfaction for the viewer. Those who produce it say it … Continue reading “Crushed by Suffering”