Are moral absolutes born out of religion?
No, both have the same origin, the human mind.
Not exclusively. They could be self-styled naturalists, or a number of other things.
Is RAPE wrong? That is a moral absolute that even atheists understand.
If you can to Define right and wrong then how can you be so sure that morality is objective?
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"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.
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.
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.
I don’t think religion is necessary for people to have morals because people without religion still have them.
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.
That's a very interesting point Cooper.
They are the inevitable limited understanding of the very real truths expressed in all true religion.