Where Do Atheists Get Their Morality?

Some atheists, to be sure, are without morals.  But many/most who have actually thought through their beliefs sufficiently to call themselves atheist have moved beyond the need for moral rules supplied by the church.  Such people are principled and self-regulating and their morality comes from something deep inside themselves.To such people, the rules of a Church, or even the Ten Commandments seem superficial and too black and white. For example “Thou Shalt Not Steal.”  Well, there are cases … [Read more...]

Beyond the Ten Commandments

Our world has changed since the Ten Commandments were written.  It is time we stop limiting our morality to the avoidance of graven images and covetous feelings toward our neighbor’s goods. In fact, it is time we realize that in today’s complex society, morality has to be about much more than a bunch of “thou shalt not’s!”  How about a few positive messages, or “thou shalt’s?” Realizing that many traditionally religious people depend on the Ten Commandments for right living and recog … [Read more...]