Atheist Exile's Blog – November 2009 Archive (5)

An Objective Source for Morality?

Nature is, as Alfred Lord Tennyson said, “red in tooth and claw”. It has no morals. Morality is a human construct that usually reflects our social norms. As such, morality is formed by an amalgam of influences from family, religion, culture, evolution and the arts. This amalgam of influences varies from person to person and is relative to our exposure to, and experience with, these influences.



Almost half the human race subscribes to a religion that claims morality is objective… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on November 27, 2009 at 4:22am — 5 Comments

Obscure scripture reveals 10 new commandments!

This video says it all . .… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on November 22, 2009 at 7:25am — 7 Comments

Atheists trounce Catholics in BBC debate, yesterday

Did anybody watch the Intelligence Squared debate, on the BBC News channel, yesterday? There's a video of Christopher Hitchens at the debate, below, at the bottom of this post. The Catholics got trounced by the atheists. I’ve been waiting for the transcript but, so far, none has materialized. So I gathered the stats instead.

Before I continue, I should describe the Intelligence Squared debate format. Each debate has a proposition. In this case, the proposition is: “The Catholic Church…

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Added by Atheist Exile on November 9, 2009 at 7:00am — 12 Comments

From Ali Sina: The Problem is Islam, not Muslims

I just ran across this essay from the eminent ex-Muslim, Ali Sina: the founder of FaithFreedom International. It expresses my own feelings on the subject better than I could. Note: I edited the essay for grammatical errors (Ali Sina is an Iranian and English is his second language).



The Problem is Islam, not Muslims

By Ali Sina

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We have to make a distinction between Muslims and Islam. Muslims are people, human beings like… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on November 9, 2009 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

Video: Why Muslims Hate Us -- Netanyahu Answers

Admittedly, one doesn't expect an unbiased answer from a Jew about why Muslims hate us. But in this congressional hearing Netanyahu gives an answer with the ring of truth. What do you… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on November 9, 2009 at 12:06am — No Comments

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