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Atheism and vegetarianism

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Major May 17, 2012. 116 Replies

How do atheists justify eating meat on an ethical basis?As we all evolved from common ancestors, and atheists reject the idea that we have god given dominion over the other animals, what ethical…Continue

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John Major replied to John Major's discussion Atheism and vegetarianism
"Without god we need to find out own morals. Evolution tells us we are just another species. In common with other species, we suffer. Causing unnecessary suffering or harm is wrong. Eating meat involves causing harm and suffering. Eating meat is not…"
May 17, 2012
Dogly replied to John Major's discussion Atheism and vegetarianism
"This article says that these cows did not contract BSE from food.  Where else could they have gotten it?  I think the corporations  probably went back to their dirty habit of feeding ground up cows and sheep to cows in their food.…"
Apr 28, 2012
Jezzy replied to John Major's discussion Atheism and vegetarianism
"I originally named her Figaro, but I also had five brothers. And they thought my kitty was a butthole. :|"
Apr 24, 2012
John Major replied to John Major's discussion Atheism and vegetarianism
"Cool. Something to remember Butthole by."
Apr 24, 2012
Jessica replied to John Major's discussion Atheism and vegetarianism
"Ha! Awesome"
Apr 24, 2012
Jezzy replied to John Major's discussion Atheism and vegetarianism
"Animals eat other animals. I live near the mountains and a cougar killed and ate my precious cat, Freddy D. Butthole. Now I have taken it upon myself to exact my revenge on all animals, even herbivores (or as I call them, "enablers"). That…"
Apr 24, 2012
Dogly replied to John Major's discussion Atheism and vegetarianism
"I guess I'll have to."
Apr 22, 2012
Dogly replied to John Major's discussion Atheism and vegetarianism
"Thanks, annet!"
Apr 22, 2012
Dogly replied to John Major's discussion Atheism and vegetarianism
"Happy Earth Day!"
Apr 22, 2012
John Major replied to John Major's discussion Atheism and vegetarianism
"@Hey Dogly. I know that self-interest has a powerful infulence and can bring about the kind of blinkered unfeeling, unthinking approach John D has been good enough to demonstrate below. LOL"
Apr 22, 2012
annet replied to John Major's discussion Atheism and vegetarianism
Apr 22, 2012
Dogly replied to John Major's discussion Atheism and vegetarianism
"John Major,  I knew you would feel dismayed by the majority opinion on this site.  Do keep in mind the many of us here who DO share your point of view. My opinion is that humans vary greatly in their ability to experience empathy.…"
Apr 21, 2012
John Major replied to John Major's discussion Atheism and vegetarianism
"@Russell I read your letter and agree entirely. I am unused to forums and have been surprised with the responses of many atheists to the issue. I am beginning to think that maybe one main incentive people turn away from religion is to avoid the…"
Apr 21, 2012
Russell Pangborn replied to John Major's discussion Atheism and vegetarianism
"I'm a meat eater but am conflicted over the way we treat animals.  I was all fired up and wrote a letter to the editor when 100 people were protesting some cats and dogs being put down by animal control a couple of years ago.  Never…"
Apr 20, 2012
Joe C replied to John Major's discussion Atheism and vegetarianism
"For what its worth, hardly anyone i know actually thinks of morals/ethics as a literal list of rules, say like what you see in many religions. The idea that ethics could (or should) be boiled down to a checklist of behaviors divorced from their…"
Apr 10, 2012
Joe C replied to John Major's discussion Atheism and vegetarianism
"Not sure if this helps, but maybe i should clarify a more general idea: I don't actually believe that behaviors can be easily summarized as ethical or unethical, rather i believe that our behaviors have ramifications on other creatures we…"
Apr 9, 2012

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At 5:09pm on March 6, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello John Major.
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense helped by science leads to freethinking wisdom as you have found out.
  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 660 discussion topics and 3300 members.
At 4:49pm on March 6, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

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

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