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colluvial's Avatar Jump to comment 34 by colluvial

". . . only a transcendent supernatural intelligent designer can provide the absolute and perfect morality and the wisdom necessary to run successful societies."

I see this kind of statement thrown around every time the subject of morality based on religion comes up. The only religious source the faithful have for their morality are the human interpreters of their holy books. Fortunately for all, those interpreters have been dragged kicking and screaming into the modern age at least to the extent that most no longer support stoning or slavery. No atheist should ever repeat the claim that religious morality is based on a supernatural entity (that's their fantasy, not ours) without pointing out where it really comes from; that is, the same place as the rest of us, but unfortunately with token female-subjugation, gay-bashing, and other distasteful things thrown in for local flavor.

Thu, 22 Sep 2011 00:53:26 UTC | #873791