Morality Does Not Require God
July 19, 2011 4 Comments
The often repeated theme that atheists have no reason to be moral without a god is probably the most popular and repeated myth made about atheism. The claims come in a variety of forms but they are all based on the assumption that the ONLY source of morality is from a God on high, a religion…and preferably only the Christian one. Therefore, without Christianity humans cannot live moral lives. This of course automatically deprecates all other religions on this planet.
The thing I find most amazing is that Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindu’s, and the myriad other denominations, sects, and cults in the world have been trying for maybe three plus millennia to prove that there IS a God…and they have ALL totally, completely, entirely failed. They all have stories that depend on magic…that envisions demons, devils, ghosts, angels, etc., and they all were formed a few thousand years ago when mankind was going through a huge god-making period in our history…conveniently forgetting that humans have been roaming around the earth for 200,000 years or so without a need for really invasive gods.
So anyway, there is no god or gods, therefore all this morality the Christians talk about is just made up by some goat herder desert dwellers a few thousand years ago. In other words morals come from mankind. Wars and kindness comes from man. Good and evil comes from man. We are ultimately responsible for ALL that goes on in our history, culture, and civilizations…a non-existent god cannot be blamed for our shortcomings or our triumphs.
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