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by andrew
Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Ethics
Replies: 7
Views: 3272

Hi CitizenPaine and FXR and thanks for your comments. This is a topic that I feel should be explored more. I agree FXR that liking others helps us like ourselves and this natural trait can be overcome or suppressed by religious indoctrination. I was brought up a catholic in Ireland and even though m...
by andrew
Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Ethics
Replies: 7
Views: 3272

Hi Smiffy, Nice blog. I liked this bit too...... "his attempts to address meta-ethical questions (i.e. ‘why should we behave ethically’ rather than ‘what is the ethical thing to do’) in works like How are we to live? have been far less convincing than his work on specific issues in applied ethics" I...
by andrew
Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Ethics
Replies: 7
Views: 3272

Ethics

I read this article in a book by the Australian Ethical Philosopher Peter Singer (Writings on an ethical life). He's probably most famous, or infamous, for his writings on euthanasia and animal rights. http://www.nytimes.com/library/magazine/home/19990905mag-poverty-singer.html I know this isn't an ...
by andrew
Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:42 am
Forum: Recommend Atheist Books, Films and DVDs
Topic: Evolution V Creation, The Facts
Replies: 156
Views: 65302

Your point on” how evil religion is” is a profound question that I’ve often thought about. I can't think of any mainstream religion that is evil. It's people's twisted interpretations that can result in the carrying out of acts that are evil. Dear Comer and Fintan, I hope you don't mind me joining ...