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Ethics and The Atheist

A place to discus ethics from an atheist point of view. Atheists need to be prepared to respond when a theist claims that only morals and ethics come from a god. A place to understand the difference between natural and supernatural ethical systems.

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Clarifying the Moral Landscape

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Steph S. Jul 1. 2 Replies

A good article to read by Sam HarrisThe meaning of “science” Most criticisms of The Moral Landscape seem to stumble over its subtitle, “How Science Can Determine Human Values,” and I admit that this wording has become an albatross. To my surprise,…Continue

How to be Tactful Responding With Diplomacy and Grace

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Steph S. Apr 27. 35 Replies

This is a great article to help with career communications skills and also in relationships as well.Respond intelligently, even to unintelligent treatment. – Lao-Tzu, Chinese philosopher What is Tact?Tact is the ability to tell the truth in a way…Continue

Proselytizing Atheism. What is right, wrong, productive, or not!

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Luara Apr 8. 18 Replies

Sorry for any typos, spellos, and lack of links. I'm on a device that limits me.I've been reading Peter Boghosian's "A manual for creating Atheists". Some of it is good and interesting. But the further i get into the book, the more troubled I am.The…Continue

Penn And Teller BS - The Bible

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Richard C Brown Apr 7. 2 Replies

Very good series - buying the entire series on Amazon.Continue

Who Says Science has Nothing to Say About Morality?

Started by Steph S. Mar 24. 0 Replies

Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins discuss Who Says Science has Nothing to Say About Morality?Taped at The Sheldonian Theatre University of OxfordApril 12th 2011byClearStory Ltd.Registered in England and Wales: Number 7467 151Registered Office: 3/4…Continue

Ethics vs Morals

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Steph S. Mar 24. 2 Replies

 Source of PrinciplesEthics are external standards, provided by the institutions, groups or culture to which an individual belongs. For example, lawyers,…Continue

Sam Harris - Morality and the Christian god

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Sentient Biped Mar 13. 1 Reply

)  What Sam Harris asks for, Sam Harris receives. He put out a challenge to video editors to make a video for his speech on morality, and it was as if he was talking directly to me. I thank the all mighty non-existent God that people like Sam are…Continue

The Ethics of Belief

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Steph S. Feb 7. 2 Replies

William K. CliffordOriginally published in Contemporary Review, 1877. Reprinted in Lectures and Essays (1879). Presently in print in The Ethics of Belief and Other Essays (Prometheus…Continue

Ethics & Morality (video from Star Trek Next Generation)

Started by Steph S. Jan 15. 0 Replies

Ethics is the major branch of philosophy that encompasses proper conduct and good living. It is significantly broader than the common conception of ethics as the analyzing of right and wrong. A central aspect of ethics is "the good life", the life…Continue

Can a Doctor take the Hippocratic Oath of Ethics yet adhere to the Catholic Health Care Directive?

Started by Liz E. Last reply by Liz E Dec 20, 2013. 3 Replies

Here is one for you.Physicians often take the Hippocratic Oath, a pledge to abide by a set of ethical principles while practicing medicine (modern version from…Continue

Tags: hospitals, Catholicism, morals, ethics

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Comment by Steph S. on June 4, 2014 at 9:42pm

Dennis thanks for joining the group.

Comment by Steph S. on May 26, 2014 at 4:33pm

Thank you so very much Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 25, 2014 at 11:31pm

Here is a repost from Steph:

""The BTake some time and put the Bible on your summer reading list. Try and stick with it cover to cover. Not because it teaches history; we've shown you it doesn't. Read it because you'll see for yourself what the Bible is all about. It sure isn't great literature. If it were published as fiction, no reviewer would give it a passing grade. There are some vivid scenes and some quotable phrases, but there's no plot, no structure, there's a tremendous amount of filler, and the characters are painfully one-dimensional. Whatever you do, don't read the Bible for a moral code: it advocates prejudice, cruelty, superstition, and murder. Read it because: we need more atheists — and nothin' will get you there faster than readin' the damn Bible

Comment by Steph S. on November 26, 2013 at 9:48pm

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 25, 2014 at 10:56pm

I am reposting Daniel's quote:

Justice is the only worship.
Love is the only priest.
Ignorance is the only slavery.
Happiness is the only good.
The time to be happy is now,
The place to be happy is here,
The way to be happy is to make others so.
Wisdom is the science of happiness

~ Robert Green Ingersoll

Comment by booklover on May 25, 2014 at 10:10pm
I love it too! Don't you wish the masses could understand this?!?!
Comment by Steph S. on May 25, 2014 at 9:43pm

I love the post Mindy and I made a copy of the image for me to save. Thanks so much!!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 25, 2014 at 9:28pm
Love that last post, Mindy.
Comment by booklover on May 25, 2014 at 7:39pm

Comment by Steph S. on May 19, 2014 at 10:24am

Dorthy welcome to the group. So glad to have all of you here.

Comment by Steph S. on May 12, 2014 at 9:19pm

Kathleen welcome to the group.

 

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