Why a Morality Based in Theism is Weaker

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Why a Morality Based in Theism is Weaker

I thought I'd make a spin off of this thread's opposite, just for a little fun. Only in this case, I'm not going to set it up as a game, I'm just going to explain why.

Theists have often espoused the idea that morality comes from god, which is obviously not true, because there are many different moral codes out there and only one of them can be right. So, even if one of them did come from god, the rest of them had to come from somewhere else - so even if we assume any morality came from god, not all morality did.

And certainly atheist morality didn't. When atheists come up with their moral code, we have to think about why we believe certain things are good and certain things are bad. We have to consider what we think will have a negative impact on society, and what will not have a negative impact on society. This gives us a clear understanding not only of what we believe to be good and bad, but also why.

Theists do not have that strong backbone in their morality because they follow a moral code given to them, and tend not to question it. For example, I've never known an atheist who has believed that homosexuality is immoral - because they all considered the topic and found it has no negative effect. Christians, however, believe that homosexuality is immoral because it is described as an abomination in the bible. In all of my time debating with Christians, not one of them has given me a single reason why I should believe that homosexuality is immoral other than "god said so".

Another reason why theistic morality is weaker is because theists believe that the inevitable judgement of their actions will come from god, after they die. But god has no real, visible effect on their lives - he takes no interest, and leave them to their own designs. Because of this, theists seem to have less qualms about breaking their own rules, because they know that there will be no real, immediate consequences.

 

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Perhaps she is suggesting we

Perhaps she is suggesting we all go out and get hammered.


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Thomathy wrote:Friday is

Thomathy wrote:
Friday is coming, but the Captain doesn't drink.
Perhaps she just wants to see what a group of atheists is like when smashed. She is, after all, an inquisitive person.


 

"Anyone can repress a woman, but you need 'dictated' scriptures to feel you're really right in repressing her. In the same way, homophobes thrive everywhere. But you must feel you've got scripture on your side to come up with the tedious 'Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve' style arguments instead of just recognising that some people are different." - Douglas Murray


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Not too inquisitive, I

Not too inquisitive, I hope.  As it goes, inquisitive people are put to the task of answering pointless questions with obvious answers (see, OrdinaryClay's thread).

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Thomathy wrote:Not too

Thomathy wrote:
Not too inquisitive, I hope.  As it goes, inquisitive people are put to the task of answering pointless questions with obvious answers (see, OrdinaryClay's thread).
No one expects the Spanish inquisition. =( >.> )=

 

 

"Anyone can repress a woman, but you need 'dictated' scriptures to feel you're really right in repressing her. In the same way, homophobes thrive everywhere. But you must feel you've got scripture on your side to come up with the tedious 'Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve' style arguments instead of just recognising that some people are different." - Douglas Murray


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Thomathy wrote:Quoi? This

Thomathy wrote:

Quoi?

 

This thread makes my head hurt

 

 

 


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Oh, that's alright.  I got

Oh, that's alright.  I got a bit of an ache from it too.  Then Jill came.

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I love the new Alice avatar,

I love the new Alice avatar, Captain. Smiling


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You want a headache? Read

You want a headache? Read Heidegger or Satre. I'm actually doing that right now. FOR FUN. I'm a maniac.

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