Tag Archive for morality

Abortion Is Not Murder

I’ve heard many good arguments against abortion. Well thought out and presented, etc. I’ve also heard some poor ones, particularly from fundamentalists. Particularly when they call abortion murder. The problem with this is that it is not murder. Abortion is not homicide. You can’t just go changing definitions all willy-nilly. Homicide is the killing of a…

Why Personhood Should Not be Granted to a Fetus

The very health of a fetus requires the direct coercion of the mother’s body. The fetus may be life, but it is not always independent life, and for that reason alone, the mother reserves the right to terminate her pregnancy. I’ll be brief today. You’d have to be living in a cave not to realize…

The Falsidical Paradox Of Religious Morality

With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. – Steven Weinberg A Falsidical Paradox is where an absurd conclusion appears to be supported by a good argument, but further scrutiny reveals a hidden fallacy…

The Goodness Of God – A Perplexing Paradox

With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. – Steven Weinberg If something is good simply because a god has commanded it, then anything that a god commands could be considered good. Of course,…

Morality: Secular vs. Religious

Lately, there has been an increased level of discussion in the social networks and blogs on the topic of morality.  The lines that are typically drawn regarding the necessity of religious belief as a pre-requisite to morality have not changed, but the level to which the religious apologists have had to take their arguments have. …

Boobs and Bud: Legislating Morality

Here in these United States there lies an obsession with pleasure.  And not the good kind, either.   I blame Christianity, and rightfully so.   Do you know what the textbook definition for insanity is?  Allow me to enlighten you…  Insanity is repeating the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result every time.   Such…

Doing Good Without God

One of the most common points that is brought up to me when I am discussing god with a theist is morality.  Almost as frustrating as trying to explain what a theory is according to the scientific community is trying to explain secular morality. The theist believes that god is the only source of morality…

The Evolution of Morality

In my travels across the unending reaches of the ether, I communicate with a vast amount of people from different walks of life and worldviews.  Outside of my sphere of like-minded friends and acquaintances, most of the people I deal with have, to one degree or another, a belief in the supernatural.  They believe in…