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"So many gods, so many creeds, So many paths that wind and wind, While just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs. -Ella W. Wilcox"
Jan 20, 2012
Daniel young commented on Joel Newton's blog post Theists' views of atheists' morality
"I think that it is our entire genetic emotional tool box that everyone is born with ( to different extents ) that lays the foundation for a moral compass. Our morality is modulated by our personal environment. It is important to understand that…"
Jan 12, 2012
Jason Fleming commented on Joel Newton's blog post Theists' views of atheists' morality
"Certainly, the lack of religion does not automatically mean a homogeneous default set of moral beliefs. A person can be a bigot for example and be an atheist, no doubt about it.  Bigotry of course is a result again of a failure to…"
Jan 11, 2012
Joel Newton commented on Joel Newton's blog post Theists' views of atheists' morality
"Okay - let's flip this around a bit. Forgetting about the nature and origin(s) of morality for a bit, let's examine a specific moral belief, such as the one offered by Matt VDB, that some view homosexuality as wrong. What about an…"
Jan 11, 2012
Maruli Marulaki commented on Joel Newton's blog post Theists' views of atheists' morality
"The morality in christian culture implicitly enables the desensitization to hurting and harming others under the delusion, that a god rewards for suffering in the afterlife.   This is especially strong concerning invisible emotional harm.…"
Jan 11, 2012
Jason Fleming commented on Joel Newton's blog post Theists' views of atheists' morality
"Just to add, circumventing empathy is achieved through disassociation. Sociopaths excel at this."
Jan 11, 2012
Jason Fleming commented on Joel Newton's blog post Theists' views of atheists' morality
"Simply put, morality is a derivative of of empathy. Empathy is the instinct that allows one to feel a connection with other people and place themselves into someone else's position. Human cooperation and civilization would not be possible…"
Jan 11, 2012
Rob van Senten commented on Joel Newton's blog post Theists' views of atheists' morality
"I do hope that our innate morality is stronger than the one taught by religion, it would explain how there is a complex interaction between the values and norms of societies as a whole and the religions in them. Religious norms have changed…"
Jan 11, 2012
Matt VDB commented on Joel Newton's blog post Theists' views of atheists' morality
"I think there is something there, to an extent. For instance it's often true that conservative Christians will formulate very hateful arguments against homosexuals on the basis of their religion, but when it turns out that their son or daughter…"
Jan 11, 2012
Joel Newton commented on Joel Newton's blog post Theists' views of atheists' morality
"Matt, thanks for reading and for the comment. I'd like to run something by you and see what you think - I think there's a distinction to be made between "public morality" and "the dialogue about public morality." I…"
Jan 11, 2012
Matt VDB commented on Joel Newton's blog post Theists' views of atheists' morality
"It seems self-evident that public morality is tied to religion to a large extent. After all we wouldn't be having such long discussions on gay marriage if Christian notions of marriage and homophobia were not so deeply engrained in our…"
Jan 11, 2012
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Theists' views of atheists' morality

This topic is one I'm becoming more and more interested in. And it seems to be of interest to others too.  Miller McCune had an article in November (Distrust Feeds Anti-Atheist Prejudice) summarizing the findings of Will Gervais, Azim Shariff and Ara Norenzayan from a piece they published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology called "Do you believe in atheists? Distrust…See More
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"Welcome, Joel! Glad you could join us. :D Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends . "
Aug 30, 2011
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"Hello Joel. Welcome to this haven of truth, peace, and freedom for freethinking----far from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses.  "Well-founded common sense helped by science leads to atheist wisdom." We invite you to…"
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Theists' views of atheists' morality

Posted on January 10, 2012 at 11:08pm 10 Comments

This topic is one I'm becoming more and more interested in. And it seems to be of interest to others too. 

 

Miller McCune had an article in November (Distrust Feeds Anti-Atheist Prejudice) summarizing the findings of Will Gervais, Azim Shariff and Ara Norenzayan from a piece they published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology called "Do you believe in…

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At 1:56pm on August 30, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Joel! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends .

At 4:44am on August 30, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello Joel. Welcome to this haven of truth, peace, and freedom for freethinking----far from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses. 

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