My name is Bruce Williams
These are my thoughts on Morality and Ethics.
Atheists - I am one, but am not overly
impressed with the lot as of late.
In my January-March 2010 issue of Secular Nation, Atheists Ethics are discussed. On Page 25 there is a list of 4 rules of ethics:
I wish to say I am vehemently opposed to this line of thought. It is the same unbridled selfishness that the politicians have used throughout history to get people to commit crimes against others.
Lets take the case of the Spanish Conquistadors. How would they have answered these 4 questions?
This line of thought is no improvement over the position we have now, just a shift in who gets to do what with supposed impunity. I cannot agree with this idea of morality or ethics in any sense of what is written. It leaves the door open to as much or more abuse as there has ever been.
I pick on politicians a bit because I do know several things.
First, there is no God and therefor no God can kill. Period.
People kill other people. Neither guns nor bombs nor religions nor gods do the dirty work - people do it. Period.
People are social animals and tend to follow a charismatic leader.
Power hungry charismatic people use all the resources within their grasp to control their followers. This includes religion and/or lack thereof.
It's the POLITICIANS, not the religion!!!!!
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This does not mean all politicians are bad. It just means that if there is something going on in the world that is threatening, you cannot say for sure if there is a religion involved or not, but you can say with 100% certainty that there is a nefarious politician involved.
Most Atheist expound their belief in the scientific method, and yet completely ignore the fact that religion is only one of the many factors that politicians use to drag people into bad situations. You don't hear them speaking against nationalism, land usage, the threat of this or that, the others not being 'like us', etc.
There has never been a verifiable case of a God coming to earth and doing anything to harm people. So why do Atheists spend so much time bad mouthing religion while ignoring the very facts they say are paramount to being a good human being?
I can't answer as to why most Atheists just harp on religion. I'm not that type of person.
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