Morality derives from compassion (Blogathon 46/49)

Saw this on facebook.  Loved it.

When I ask a fundamentalist, "Would you kill me if god told you to?" they always dodge the question.  It puts their beliefs face-to-face with the morality most humans have within their core.  They're forced into the uncomfortable position to either say they would kill me if they believed god told them to, which is sociopathic ehavior, or to admit that they have a sense of morality independent of religion.

This is post 46 of 49 for Blogathon.

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About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • http://reasonableconversation.wordpress.com Kaoru Negisa

    Yea, I recently did that with the spate of people calling for the death of LGBT persons. The other advantage to this technique is that it forces the person to confront a real person. It’s very easy to insist on the ambiguous death of some undefined Other, but when you put it into real terms, it becomes a whole lot different. Of course, sometimes they end up just displaying their cognitive dissonance and claiming they were taken out of context, but sometimes people actually reconsider their position.

  • Mark

    Interesting question. That is kind of like asking, “Would you go if a red light told you to go?”


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