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So be good for goodness sake

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Why should I?

It’s a good question. Last time I suggested that teaching the Golden Rule was in every way a better option for atheist (and indeed non-atheist) parents looking for ways to instill moral values in their children. A better option, that is, than resorting to religion.

Terry Sissons responded with the $64K question: Why follow the Golden Rule? Why treat others as I would wish to be treated?

There are times when I think it could be the biggest $64K question of all.

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Written by Chris Lawrence

8 September 2010 at 8:37 pm

Fabulously absolute #3

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We are edging closer to the point.

That point being of course the concept of an absolute God which is both a metaphysical God and an ethical God. Your typical monotheistic God in fact. (See Fabulously absolute #1 and Fabulously absolute #2.)

Personally I do not think such a God (or any God) exists. But that’s not the issue for this discussion. The issue is whether the concept of such a God is a good thing. I think it is a bad thing.

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Written by Chris Lawrence

17 July 2010 at 11:04 am

Fabulously absolute #2

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Careful readers of this blog will have noticed that, despite both its fine words, my previous post did not actually get to the point. I talked about clarifying a problem I had always had with the concept of God but only got as far as laying a few foundations. I hope this sequel (or its sequel, or its sequel’s sequel…) delivers on the promise.

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Written by Chris Lawrence

11 July 2010 at 2:10 pm

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