Re: [asa] Re: good atheists?

From: Cogan, Susan L. <>
Date: Fri Sep 04 2009 - 16:25:01 EDT

On 9/4/09 3:18 PM, "Alexanian, Moorad" <> wrote:

> Can you deduce or derive the golden rule from atheism?

No you can't. It's deduced from living with other human beings.

> However, Christ did teach us to love one another as He loved us. That is why
> we love even our enemies. One cannot deduce love from denying God. After all,
> there may be some innate features in humans, say obeying the golden rule,
> that are there and an atheist who loves does not prove that he/she is basing
> his/her love on atheism.
> Moorad

I seriously doubt love can ever be "based in" atheism. I would think it much
more likely that it is "based in" the beloved. Love isn't something that can
be dredged up at the request of a 3rd party.



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