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Who decides morals

From the IAmAnAtheist.com feedback form: I dont like you rules, or your morales. Who says those morales are really right anyway? I want to lie because I can get further. I can help people feel better about themselves If Iie to them, infact I could also save lives. I think we chould kill. The world […]

Posted on February 28, 2011 at 7:19 am by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: 2Q, Morality

Why Should I Be Moral?

Statement I might do something immoral if it were in my best interest. Q1 Analysis If you consider something immoral, you consider it wrong to do; so by doing it you are violating Q1. Q2 Analysis This is a Q2 violation if you want other people to behave morally. Discussion If you know that something […]

Posted on February 25, 2011 at 10:01 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
In: 2Q

Can 2Q Be Used to Address Any Belief?

Statement The capital of California is Los Angeles. Q1 Analysis This is not a Q1 violation so long as you feel certain that this is a true statement. Q2 Analysis This is not a Q2 violation unless you would object to someone else stating as a fact something they misremember. Discussion It is appropriate to […]

Posted on February 22, 2011 at 10:01 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: 2Q

Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?

Statement The chicken. Q1 Analysis This is not a Q1 violation if both "chicken" and "egg" are defined consistently. Q2 Analysis This is not a Q2 violation. Discussion "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" often serves as an example of a question that is either unanswerable or ridiculous. However, whether or not the […]

Posted on February 18, 2011 at 10:00 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 6 Comments
In: 2Q

Are There Unsolvable Moral Dilemmas?

Statement In any situation, there is a right thing and a wrong thing to do. Q1 Analysis This is not a Q1 violation so long as either you have a consistent method for resolving moral dilemmas or your beliefs never come into conflict. Q2 Analysis Although you might disagree with someone else about what the […]

Posted on February 15, 2011 at 9:59 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 3 Comments
In: 2Q

Can Rightness Be Determined by Value?

Statement The right thing to do is the one that has the greatest benefit or does the least harm. Q1 Analysis This is not a Q1 violation so long as you can define "greatest benefit" and "least harm" and these two criteria don’t come into conflict. Q2 Analysis This is a Q2 violation if, for […]

Posted on February 11, 2011 at 9:59 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
In: 2Q

Can a Machine Have Rights?

Statement No conceivable machine would be entitled to personal rights.* Q1 Analysis This is a Q1 violation if it is in conflict with your criteria for determining whether or not something has personal rights. Q2 Analysis This may be a Q2 violation if there is disagreement about what qualifies as a machine. For example, would […]

Posted on February 8, 2011 at 9:58 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
In: 2Q

Is There Morality Without Free Will?

Statement Free will is an illusion, so nobody is responsible for their actions. Q1 Analysis This may be a Q1 violation if you sometimes hold people responsible for their actions or sometimes want credit for your actions. Q2 Analysis This is a Q2 violation if you would criticize the behavior of someone who believes free […]

Posted on February 4, 2011 at 9:58 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: 2Q

Is Ignorance a Sufficient Excuse?

Statement It’s not his fault; he doesn’t know better. Q1 Analysis This may be a Q1 violation if you think there are some things that "everyone knows" are wrong. Q2 Analysis This is a Q2 violation if you would criticize someone for not holding someone they considered ignorant responsible for their actions. Discussion It seems […]

Posted on February 1, 2011 at 9:57 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
In: 2Q

Can God’s Existence Be Proven?

Statement It is impossible to prove whether or not God exists. Q1 Analysis This statement may be a Q1 violation if you are not examining this issue as rigorously as you might examine other issues or if you are using the word "prove" in a way that you would not use it in another context. […]

Posted on January 28, 2011 at 9:57 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: 2Q