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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Shirt Ninja View Post
    Stumbled across this article the other day. I'm to the point where I'm not advertising that I'm an atheist but not hiding it, either. I feel like people need to see me as a human being first and foremost. I think that New Atheism has really given secular people a seriously bad name.
    New Atheism is a disaster - as is ontological reductionism and similar views. Why are they so bad? For exactly the reason John Locke was so hard on atheism - what exactly is the moral compass in a world of billiard balls?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zara View Post
    New Atheism is a disaster - as is ontological reductionism and similar views. Why are they so bad? For exactly the reason John Locke was so hard on atheism - what exactly is the moral compass in a world of billiard balls?
    Ethics and moral are possible without God.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zara View Post
    New Atheism is a disaster - as is ontological reductionism and similar views. Why are they so bad? For exactly the reason John Locke was so hard on atheism - what exactly is the moral compass in a world of billiard balls?
    Ultimately, we each derive our own moral compass. We always have.
    The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy...returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King

    I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong. Frederick Douglas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seeker View Post
    Ethics and moral are possible without God.
    No, they aren't ...
    The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy...returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King

    I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong. Frederick Douglas

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpedm9587 View Post
    No, they aren't ...
    Are you being ironic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seeker View Post
    Are you being ironic?
    No...I was being stupid.

    I read "are" as "aren't." I actually agree with the poster: morality does not require a god.
    The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy...returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King

    I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong. Frederick Douglas

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpedm9587 View Post
    No...I was being stupid.

    I read "are" as "aren't." I actually agree with the poster: morality does not require a god.
    OK then, hahaha.

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