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Moral Duties in a Muddied World

Aura Wrote: May 05, 2012 1:12 PM
Most atheists feel liberated from the suffocating yoke of ancient fairy tales. Only a child clings to a fairy tale for comfort.
Donjindra Wrote: May 05, 2012 4:23 PM
"You could just ignore it."

Only if the mythmakers stayed out of politics.
Donjindra Wrote: May 05, 2012 4:21 PM
"If God is myth than there are no moral codes."

Sure there are -- in every culture
George257 Wrote: May 05, 2012 3:22 PM
If it's only a fairy tale, why does it upset you so much? You could just ignore it. I cannot speak for atheists in general, but clearly you yourself do not consider religion merely a fairy tale.
traitorbill Wrote: May 05, 2012 3:03 PM
Either matter created consciousness, or consciousness created matter. I offer miracles as evidence that consciousness created matter.
Lepanto Wrote: May 05, 2012 2:54 PM
If God is myth than there are no moral codes.

Vatican City -- In an election season in which the White House has instituted a policy that puts unprecedented limits on the constitutional right to freedom of religion, questions of conscience, duty and spiritual and moral obligation are of critical importance.

A conference at the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences had some related thoughts and warnings. The Vatican think tank was founded in 1994 and is meant to facilitate a continuing dialogue between faith and reason, between the social sciences and the social thought of the Church.

To an American sitting in on the conference, some of its sessions amounted to...