Atheist Exile's Blog Posts Tagged 'subjugation' (3)

Morality, Survival and Religion

Martin Luther King Jr.

Morality is a human construct, by and for humans. If not, we'd have to get it from a natural source . . . or a supernatural one. I'm an atheist, so a supernatural source isn't a serious alternative to me. That leaves one alternative: Nature. But I can't detect the slightest whiff of morality in nature. Mother nature is red in tooth and claw. She is indifferent to violence,…

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Added by Atheist Exile on December 23, 2013 at 2:00am — 31 Comments

Slam Dunking God

The naturalist understanding of morality asserts that we have evolved empathy as an impetus to cooperation. Combined with personal experience, empathy leads most of us to a "Golden Rule" sense of morality. From experience, I know what hurts me: with empathy, I know the same things likely hurt you too. Experience and empathy is all we need to decide most moral matters. "Do unto…

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Added by Atheist Exile on April 30, 2012 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Islam and inverted intolerance: Sarkozy and anti-burqa campaign

The following, clipped from the DNAIndia.com news site, is a revealing glimpse of the abject incompatibility between Islamic and Western values.

Sarkozy's remarks on burqa only to provoke Muslims

New Delhi: Muslim leaders today slammed French president Nicolas Sarkozy for describing the burqa as a sign of "subservience", saying it was a "direct attack" on Islamic identity and meant to "provoke" the…

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Added by Atheist Exile on July 5, 2009 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

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