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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-03 04:14 PM
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12. My parents taught me to be good to other people
No brainer.
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  -Question to atheists about morality Nikia  Nov-21-03 03:52 PM   #0 
  - Maybe I can answer your question by turning it around.  trotsky   Nov-21-03 03:55 PM   #1 
  - Good answer.  rbnyc   Nov-21-03 05:29 PM   #19 
  - Bingo. To do good simply because you're told to is sad.  JanMichael   Nov-21-03 05:44 PM   #25 
     - An atheist does good because it is for the good of other people  demigoddess   Nov-22-03 02:00 AM   #36 
  - ...  Fixated   Nov-21-03 03:57 PM   #2 
  - Morality based on religion is simply dogma  donco6   Nov-21-03 03:57 PM   #3 
  - That is what one atheist  56kid   Nov-21-03 04:00 PM   #6 
  - as a skeptic  fallow   Nov-21-03 03:59 PM   #4 
  - Paragraphs!!!  sangh0   Nov-21-03 03:59 PM   #5 
  - I have found atheists to be much more highly moral people than  leftofthedial   Nov-21-03 04:01 PM   #7 
  - *I am not a militant  Marianne   Nov-21-03 04:01 PM   #8 
  - *applause*  trotsky   Nov-21-03 04:03 PM   #10 
  - speaking for myself, as an atheist  ijk   Nov-21-03 04:03 PM   #9 
  - as an atheist....  arcane1   Nov-21-03 04:11 PM   #11 
  - My parents taught me to be good to other people  wryter2000   Nov-21-03 04:14 PM   #12 
  - Here's my take on it....  fiziwig   Nov-21-03 04:15 PM   # 
  - One way to look at morality is as a product of natural selection.  BurtWorm   Nov-21-03 04:15 PM   #13 
  - Actually - thinking about this -  bloom   Nov-21-03 04:33 PM   #14 
  - Nikia, If you want the answer to your question go to this site:  RIindependent   Nov-21-03 04:34 PM   #15 
  - You too? I've had Born Again Christians call me "too" Ethical.  JanMichael   Nov-21-03 05:49 PM   #27 
  - I question any morality based even partially on fear.  stopbush   Nov-21-03 04:40 PM   #16 
  - for myself and my family  salinen   Nov-21-03 05:23 PM   #18 
     - it is amazing to me that you can not answer the question without making  Cheswick   Nov-22-03 09:19 AM   #51 
  - Good answers so far  Nikia   Nov-21-03 05:20 PM   #17 
  - I think  bloom   Nov-21-03 05:35 PM   #22 
  - people still care about "each other"  arcane1   Nov-21-03 05:40 PM   #24 
  - It is my observation  SheilaT   Nov-21-03 05:32 PM   #20 
  - Practical morality for Buddhists -  RichardRay   Nov-21-03 05:32 PM   #21 
  - God comes from morality, not the other way around.  chaska   Nov-21-03 05:40 PM   #23 
  - Well i dont know to many dishonest Christians <nt>  Socialist Christian   Nov-21-03 05:45 PM   #26 
  - that's good  Terwilliger   Nov-21-03 08:07 PM   #34 
  - In fact there's a famously dishonest one in the WH.  BurtWorm   Nov-22-03 02:18 AM   #39 
  - you have to be kidding..  toddzilla   Nov-22-03 09:06 AM   #49 
  - I don't need God, relgion, Jesus, the Bible  Skittles   Nov-21-03 05:51 PM   #28 
  - It's called a CONSCIENCE  smallprint   Nov-21-03 05:54 PM   #29 
  - This is the vein I was thinking...  thom1102   Nov-22-03 07:58 AM   #44 
  - Personally, I'm Amoral...  Interrobang   Nov-21-03 05:54 PM   #30 
  - That's extremely peculiar.  ijk   Nov-21-03 06:36 PM   #31 
  - Fear of retribution from a "higher power" has as much to do with morality  short bus president   Nov-21-03 06:46 PM   #32 
  - One word: Empathy  geniph   Nov-21-03 07:59 PM   #33 
  - Right is right and Wrong is wrong...  rustydog   Nov-21-03 08:08 PM   #35 
  - I am deeply religious, but morality for me is about  scarlet_owl   Nov-22-03 02:07 AM   #37 
  - yap yap yap  sujan   Nov-22-03 02:14 AM   #38 
  - Somewhere between Kant and Kohlberg...  0rganism   Nov-22-03 03:19 AM   #40 
  - Though I don't believe in the bible, I do believe in one sentence  RebelOne   Nov-22-03 06:12 AM   #41 
  - It's a pretty simple concept....  vi5   Nov-22-03 06:34 AM   #42 
  - Most of my morality comes from my personal definition of fairness  VermontDem2004   Nov-22-03 06:34 AM   #43 
  - Religious people are more inclined to be immoral  onebigbadwulf   Nov-22-03 08:09 AM   #45 
  - Overgeneralization  theemu   Nov-22-03 08:32 AM   #46 
  - as a christian, I can say without a doubt  Cheswick   Nov-22-03 09:24 AM   #52 
  - I treat others as I would like to be treated.  BiggJawn   Nov-22-03 08:41 AM   #47 
  - morality is a generalization in itself...  lemon lime   Nov-22-03 09:04 AM   #48 
  - I am not an atheist, more of an agnostic  ComerPerro   Nov-22-03 09:09 AM   #50 
 

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