Re: [asa] Re: good atheists?

From: Murray Hogg <>
Date: Tue Sep 08 2009 - 22:04:58 EDT

Cogan, Susan L. wrote:
>> So I agree with the trivially obvious claim that atheists DO have a moral
>> sense, what I DON'T see is any way of grounding that moral sense in any way
>> which would compel me to take it seriously.
> That's because you have a lifetime habit of accepting morality from an
> outside source. You don't trust your own morality or your ability to judge
> good from bad. You don't trust yourself to do good without fear of
> punishment or hope of reward. You don't understand that morality is a basic
> requirement to a happy life and you don't need to be forced to do it.

I am rendered speechless...


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