Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Logic of Love: A Natural Theory of Morality

All you need is love, all you need is love, All you need is love, love, love is all you need. All you need is love (all together now) All you need is love (everybody) All you need is love, love, love is all you need. ~ The Beatles (1967) This article presents an objective, […]

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The Inextricable Sexism of the Bible

The Theological Sexism of the Bible The Bible is an ancient book written by primitive men with primitive morals, chief amongst them being a thoroughly sexist view of women. Sexism saturates the Bible from beginning to end. It is inextricable because it is entwined with the fundamental theological understanding of God himself who is not […]

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The Golden Rule and the Foundation of Objective Morality

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. ~ Matthew 7:12 (NIV) The “Moral Argument for God” asserts that there would be no moral truths if there were no God. Here is how prominent Christian apologist William Lane Craig formulates […]

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The Art of Rationalization: A Case Study of Christian Apologist Rich Deem

Michael: I don’t know anyone who could get through the day without two or three juicy rationalizations. They’re more important than sex. Sam: Ah, come on. Nothing’s more important than sex. Michael: Oh yeah? Ever gone a week without a rationalization? ~ Dialogue from the movie The Big Chill (1983) Rationalization, commonly known as “making […]

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An Atheist Foundation for Objective Morality

Religion is an insult to human dignity. 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 The “Moral Argument for God” is very popular amongst lay Christian apologists and has been championed […]

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