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Cooper831 February 7th, 2019 1:37pm

Are moral absolutes born out of religion?

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sfcren Wyoming
02/07/19 4:28 pm

No, both have the same origin, the human mind.

ctskapski x
02/07/19 10:18 am

Not exclusively. They could be self-styled naturalists, or a number of other things.

GlockMan1 Alabama
02/07/19 10:12 am

Is RAPE wrong? That is a moral absolute that even atheists understand.

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Robert01 existentialist
02/07/19 1:13 pm

If you can to Define right and wrong then how can you be so sure that morality is objective?

GlockMan1 Alabama
02/07/19 2:45 pm

$20.00 says you are an atheist.

Robert01 existentialist
02/07/19 3:52 pm

Nope. Polytheist.
Wheres my money?

GlockMan1 Alabama
02/07/19 4:31 pm

I will make a donation ....in your name ...to “The Human Fund”

Robert01 existentialist
02/07/19 4:33 pm

Thanks Costanza

Robert01 existentialist
02/07/19 4:35 pm

"Is rape wrong" if it was right it wouldn't be rape. I think the correct terminology for it would be sexual intercourse.

Of course rape is wrong it comes with the word and it's definition. Basically you are saying is doing something wrong -wrong.

MrMilkdud
02/07/19 9:39 am

No- its just human nature. Our brains are hard wired to lean toward absolute categories.
At its core, black and white thinking provides an evolutionary advantage.

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
02/07/19 9:24 am

Some..yes. The 10 commandments being a reasonable example. However....if we take the literal word of the Bible as a guide for morality....there is some batshit crazy stuff in there. So let’s just not using any religious text as a guide.

catpillow Florida West Coast
02/07/19 8:26 am

I don’t think religion is necessary for people to have morals because people without religion still have them.

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TierasPet
02/07/19 9:14 am

I agree.

Cooper831 Wisconsin
02/07/19 2:26 pm

True and I'm not saying I would even answer yes to the poll question but it could also be argued that most people, even if they themselves do not believe in God, are part of a society that is closely intertwined with a religion and thus the morals put forth by that religion are adopted by atheists through the culture that they live in.

TierasPet
02/07/19 3:47 pm

That's a very interesting point Cooper.

GeezerGolf LetsGoBrandon
02/07/19 7:00 am

They are the inevitable limited understanding of the very real truths expressed in all true religion.