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I can understand the need for a God, as an embodiment of people’s moral ideals. So the fact that our society, which views itself as based on moral principles, is fertile ground for the belief in an über-moral deity.

Here we go again: the infuriating and completely false notion that religion makes people moral. Yes, atheism has made great strides in visibility, but we need to combat this lie, aggressively and unrelentingly, until it is as dead as it deserves to be.

Isn't he saying the exact opposite of that? People have moral ideals and that the idea of God is embodiment of those ideals?

It seems like he believes that men created God, not the other way around.

Tue, 31 Mar 2009 08:48:00 UTC | #342097