Skeptic and atheist for more than three decades.
Living as a non-believer in an increasingly religious nation... and writing about it.
Atheists and Other Freethinkers (Sacramento)
Freedom from Religion Foundation
(founder of) Freethought Society of Northern Utah
Not really applicable.
I think it's important to go through life without blindly accepting something without evidence to support it. I think we are stronger people without relying on the crutch of faith.
To encourage as many people as possible to stop accepting things on faith, to question everything. Liberating oneself from the shackles of faith is an enlightening experience, one that cannot be explained, only felt.
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Mohd: Well, here's the thing. You talk about having a deity to rely on and supernatural help, but I don't accept that such things exist. Even when I did believe in a deity, I never really saw any evidence
I think the problem you're having is that you're insisting that everything be black and white, when the reality is that very few things in life are. Is theft immoral? Easy to say yes, it is, because
Once again, your initial question was about morality. And I stand by my statement that fear is not a moral guide. Fear of losing your job is not a question of morality, but of pragmatism. Same for fear
Don't confuse legality with morality. There are plenty of things that are illegal that are not immoral. And there are things that many people consider to be immoral that are not illegal. For example
One of the problems that always creeps into a discussion of morality is the tendency to conflate terminology. You initially brought up morality and ethics. Invariably, however, the topic of law creeps
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