Posts tagged "ethics"

Faith is not a virtue, but it can be

Having faith that god was with them didn’t make the Nazis virtuous people. The victims and perpetrators of terrorism both have faith. Having faith that they are doing god’s will doesn’t make Islamic suicide bombers virtuous people. The Catholic Church equating faith with morality makes perfect sense from a political and marketing perspective, but it’s... Read more »

The Machiavellian perfection of god

God is perfect! He is just and holy and merciful. That is how Christian and Muslim apologists often begin a public debate with an atheist. Once they’ve established the definition of perfection they are then able to make their case for believing. If god is perfect he is a transcendent foundation for moral values. But... Read more »

Does moral truth exist without god?

What is right and what is wrong? These are questions we must ask often to know who we are as individuals and as a people. Does might make right or does right make might? Is mankind innately good but society can make him evil, or is mankind innately evil and needs a society to make... Read more »

The problem with morality coming from God

Charles Darwin never said that evolution was good. He was never an advocate of the survival of the fittest constituting a virtuous moral code. Evolution was simply the result of an unbiased quest for truth. Why are there species and breeds of animals that exist on the Galapagos Islands, but don’t exist anywhere else on... Read more »


“In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death.” – Anne Frank (1929-1945) In the original Star Trek television series there was an episode where a higher intelligence wanted to know what was stronger,... Read more »