>Though, to me, if I accept the idea of 'atheism' as a belief that there is no >God, no sp
>Though, to me, if I accept the idea of "atheism" as a belief that there is no
>God, no spiritual essence which is the source of knowledge and truth, then I
>have to accept that morals must depend on humanity alone and human authority.
>Truth as well...and this leads to being able to claim that, when enough people
>feel they want to change what's right, they just decide to do so. I do not
>think humanity, as a whole, has shown its ability to be relied upon not to
>misuse that kind of ultimate authority. ...
You can accept the nonexistence of God without believing that morals depend
only on humanity. To give one example, some atheists might believe
what is right and wrong can be deduced logically. That doesn't mean they
can change what's "right", since they can't "decide" for logic to suddenly give
--Kenneth Arromdee (ins_akaa@jhunix.UUCP, firstname.lastname@example.org,
g49i0188@jhuvm.BITNET) (not arrom@aplcen, which is my class account)
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