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Morality and the 10 Commandments

From the IAmAnAtheist.com comment form: Here is a good example of why the 10 Commandments are all you need as the root of your tree of morality. Here are the questions from a CNN article on ethical questions, with the answers from the 10 Commandments: 1. If something at a yard sale is far more […]

Posted on June 3, 2010 at 7:30 am by ideclare · Permalink · 3 Comments
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Moral sense

From the IAmAnAtheist.com comment form and private correspondence: I have no reason to doubt that you are a moral person. But your having a moral sense is evidence that God exists. Where else could a moral sense come from? It could not evolve because there are many things (ie. Killing rivals) that are against moral […]

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 6:02 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 8 Comments
In: Discussion, Evidence, Morality

Rape: not so bad?

From the IAmAnAtheist feedback form: As I predicted you like banging the rape drum. Yes, I know that rape is bad but you have to admit that there are a lot of worse things, like terminal disease, loss of a limb, or despair. I know it’s humiliating but when it’s over it’s over, not like […]

Posted on May 13, 2010 at 7:05 am by ideclare · Permalink · 40 Comments
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Rape: not so bad?

From the IAmAnAtheist feedback form: You made fun of what I said about Christian women rather being raped than commit murder by saying that I haven’t asked a lot of women about this. That was snide but it didn’t answer my point, which is that rape doesn’t justify murder. Rape is nasty and it’s a […]

Posted on May 12, 2010 at 5:25 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 105 Comments
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What is murder?

Your question about how Thou shalt not kill is understood by Christians is loaded with misunderstanding. In the first place, no Christians think it says kill, we all know it says murder. Atheists want it to say kill because then they can come back with “clever” comebacks like why aren’t all Christians vegetarians or can […]

Posted on May 12, 2010 at 2:44 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
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Tract #55: Should We Tell a Noble Lie?

Tract #55, Should We Tell a Noble Lie?, is ready for you to print and hand out. Download it, see page #3 for printing instructions, and let me know your comments! Thanks! 055_noble-lie.pdf Should We Tell a Noble Lie? Some theists argue against atheism by saying that without God there is neither moral law nor […]

Posted on November 23, 2009 at 10:11 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Morality, Tract

Universal morality

In a note answering another question, you said ‘You would have a better argument for divinely created morality if everyone’s moral sense agreed on all key moral issues.’ Everone’s moral sense DOES agree on key moral issues! Everyone every where agrees that torturing babies (which you did not address), murder, rapes, stealing, and a whole […]

Posted on October 30, 2009 at 3:16 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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No moral ground

All atheist moral systems fail what is called the grounding problem. You can argue at length about whether or not something is moral or immoral in a given example (for example the Trolley Problem) but when you come right down to it there are certain core things (like torturing babies for fun) that we all […]

Posted on October 30, 2009 at 9:59 am by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Would Jesus kill a baby?

I was listening to Stand to Reason — my favorite Christian apologist podcast — and the host brought up an interesting moral dilemma. Imagine that a group of French resistance fighters and their families are hiding from a Nazi patrol. With them is a baby that is crying and cannot be consoled. Its crying is […]

Posted on September 30, 2009 at 9:34 am by ideclare · Permalink · 7 Comments
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Tract #28: What Is Good?

Tract #28, What Is Good?, is ready for you to download and review. Download it, see page #3 for printing instructions, and let me know your comments! Thanks! 028_good.pdf What Is Good? We all agree that some actions are good and some are not good, and we all agree that people should strive to do […]

Posted on August 23, 2009 at 10:09 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
In: Morality, Tract