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abcdefz Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 3:16 AM
"What is needed most is for us to return to a foundation of decency based upon an absolute or religious morality." Thank you, Chuck Norris, for that unique qualifier, "...absolute or religious morality..." With one word you have allowed morally sound ATHEISTS, such as myself, to feel that they MIGHT be understood, by the religiously inclined, to ALSO have coherent moral structure in their lives. ...I know *I* do...
Richard_B Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 9:00 AM
You speak of "religiously inclined" as though you have no religion. I consider the faith of atheists to far exceed that of most Christians. As a Christian I see the miracles that abound in nature as the work of God but it takes real faith to see those same miracles as the result of accidents.
pepnm Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 5:11 AM
The Bible teaches a moral structure. It also teaches many other things. The Bible is a moral and civil law book.
George Washington warned us in his Farewell Address about a time in America's future when we might be tempted to discard the pillars of civility: "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them."

Let me give a great example of what Washington's words look like in action.