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2.29.2012

Reason and Moral Behavior

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The idea that God is necessary to have moral behavior is unsound for a couple of reasons.

The first is pretty obvious. There are plenty of immorally behaving people who "have" God.

The second reason is less obvious, but can be illustrated with a thought experiment.

1. Let's ask the question, what if God required his followers to rape and kill (setting aside for now the fact that the Old Testament Biblical God does ask this of his people occaasionally...).

2. The religious counter argument is that God would never ask this because such behavior is morally wrong.

3. Thus, it would appear that God herself makes an appeal to reason before determining what behavior is acceptable for humans to perform.

This thought experiment illustrates that it is REASON, not religion, that determines moral behavior.

God is not needed, and sometimes gets in the way of it (now bringing back the aforementioned reference to the Old Testament).

Go atheism!

2.19.2012

Santorum is Fooling You

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Rick Santorum thinks reason and science are a theology.

If you don't believe me, READ THIS. It's right there in the mainstream news media.

Rick Santorum must think the majority of Americans are fools.

At the very least he must think that government is a theocracy, that can only be based on religious guidance.

Isn't that was fundamentalist Islamic leaders believe? Just saying.

President Obama knows that religious belief is neither here nor there when it comes to reality and running a government.

Only reason and science are relevant to the lives of ALL Americans. Only the Laws of Physics can be relied on to create technology and innovation, which leads to jobs. Religion doesn't matter, as our forefathers knew.

Reason and science are not a theology, as Rick Santorum would have you believe. Maybe Rick Santorum actually believes this. But at the very least, Rick Santorum thinks you will believe it, and wants you to believe it, or else he wouldn't have said it.

He expects you to not spend 30 seconds REASONING through what he said. He expects you to accept it, hook, line, and sinker. He believes you will accept it, because you will let your emotions (mostly fear and hatred of President Obama, liberals, non-Christians, atheists, etc.) overpower your ability to THINK.

So he must think you are not a thinker.

Do you want a President who thinks most of you are fools?

I don't.