To imply that atheists are less moral
Atheists can be touchy about this. Define "moral".
posted on 03/15/2006 7:24:36 PM PST
I'm not an atheist, but I know several. I'll venture to guess that when they refer to someone as being moral, they mean someone who lives an honest, law-abiding, upstanding life - and that can include going along with social norms that run to the conservative side of the fence: including marriage(e.g., not cheating because it harms the family, for starters), sexuality (e.g., not sleeping around or acting promiscuous, nor indulging in excess or unhealthy sexual practices that may harm themself or someone else either mentally or physically - to include letting kids watch porn previews in hotels), work ethic (work hard, treat customers, employees and employers fairly), etc., and to raise their kids the same way. You get my point, yet I'm just scratching the surface.
That said, the atheists I know all fit in the above category. It's like they go out of their way to be decent. I have no problem with that at all.
posted on 03/15/2006 7:47:06 PM PST
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