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Morals are dictated by religions, without using scripture, how would an atheist discourage incest?


 

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    Doug Cutler 2 years ago

    The Jehovah Witnesses considers what a lot of the other religions allow as immoral. The Muslims are worse yet. They kill their daughters for just being with the wrong guy. While they rape children that are not Muslim or not Muslim enough.


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    Abdus Salaam (abdussalaam) 2 years ago

    True; but is genetics a good enough reason to shun incest? Or is genetics your attempt at moral justification at shunning incest?


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    Jeremy Christian (HeadlyvonNoggin) 2 years ago

    First off, I'm sorry to hear about what happened.

    But I'd like to say that it's not religious people who make it complicated. It is complicated. You said it yourself, morality is inherent. That can't be an accident. That's where it gets complicated.


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    Abdus Salaam (abdussalaam) 2 years ago

    I too hope atheists would discourage incest the same way those that follow a religion do. In all fairness most people regardless of their religious or non-religious beliefs do discourage incest. But, atheists struggle to justify why incest is wrong.


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    Kiss andTales 2 years ago

    To me morals are based on what my creator states as right and wrong, people deviate from that and create their own.

    And because they have and follow their own rules and thoughts the earth suffers in many ways.

    Man has not solved it all he can't.


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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    Do as you do! Avoid legalities by doing what works best in society to avoid the least repercussions!


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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    Being a "Christian" is "believing" ALL of His Word! If so, u forgot Isaiah 45:7 He (GOD aka Jesus) "...do ALL these things!"


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    Abdus Salaam (abdussalaam) 2 years ago

    And how would Atheists agree upon a standard moral code when one considers we all have our own set of morals? Are centuries of moral refinement and standardisation undertaken by the clergy to be lost and forgotten?


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    Abdus Salaam (abdussalaam) 2 years ago

    I mostly agree with your sentiment, apart from "....nations that don't tolerate rape & incest are far healthier and more advanced..." In the Netherlands incest is legal, yet, the nation is prosperous.


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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    See? "...shared society.." Unbeknown to them, they were "...created in the image of God.." and as such "innate" fm "Righteousness" (God)! Unfortunately, thereafter, form opinions fm environment, society, and/or religion!

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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 2 years ago

    This is the reason I never ignore your responses, Manatita - you are not usually dogmatic. The central Love motive comes through loud and clear to me.


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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    Yes, "innate" because we have been "..created in His image..." & "His image" is "righteousness!" Then, we "form our opinions" based on environment, society and/or religion!


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    Abdus Salaam (abdussalaam) 2 years ago

    Interesting perspective. Thank you.


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    Kiss andTales 2 years ago

    I understand what you are saying , atheist base there morals

    On experiences and outcome as you have listed, makes, sense, but we have a helper to avoid the worse ahead , like traffic creeping because an accident is ahead. So you avoid that Avenue


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    Yoleen Lucas (Say Yes To Life) 2 years ago

    Unless you're the product of incest...


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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    Facts speaks again! Statistics have "proven" incest is not acceptable for many reasons.

    Whether or not an unbelievers wants to admit it, their morals & values were established from the Word of God!


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    Abdus Salaam (abdussalaam) 2 years ago

    It's interesting you mention "...in-born knowledge..." which is a concept the Arabs called 'Fitrah', an innate instinct.


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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 2 years ago

    Thank you for fairness Virginia. No one else has answered you yet ...Wonder why?


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    Abdus Salaam (abdussalaam) 2 years ago

    Most but not all.


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    Abdus Salaam (abdussalaam) 2 years ago

    What were the RELIGIOUS reasons that kings and queens practiced incest? I can understand kings and queens practicing incest in order to hoard wealth, but this is not a religious reason but economics.


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    Abdus Salaam (abdussalaam) 2 years ago

    You need to watch Game of Thrones ;-)


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    Kiss andTales 2 years ago

    getit understand you exist because of my God, and not to believe in my God would be like not believing in you.

    My faith is based on you as proof .

    So you can not separate that .it is reality to me.


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    Kiss andTales 2 years ago

    RLW, you have spoken some truth, but also remember there is good medicine , and bad medicine , if you are sick and there is a cure

    Would you say I do not take medicine because it is bad and caused people problems, So -


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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 2 years ago

    @hakemzrman, are you suggesting that those of an atheist way of thinking are living useless lives? I take great care to live my life to the fullest, because there is nothing, no thing, after my death. How about your life? Wasted in the name of ?


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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 2 years ago

    Oh yes, and don't forget that "God" who's such a bully in you daily life, DEMANDING that you obey him (and his followers), is also a god of "Love."

    But then any religious apologist will quickly find an explanation for this.


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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    "There is nothing in any religion (Bible) that says anything on this." Bible differs! Scripture says in Lev 18:6 "None of you shall "approach to ANY that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the LORD!"

    GOD:"Corr those n error"


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    Kiss andTales 2 years ago

    Thank you OGO, for saying what has been long overdue ! While people think religion is about God, it is but it is more it is who you believe in and president over in your life, who you live for, who you will die for. That is you religion.


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    Kiss andTales 2 years ago

    Belief is the beginning to be saved, like you can believe you have a Job, but if you do not work your belief out in works

    You may become unemployed. Fired! The scriptures says at Jas 2:17So, too, faith by itself, without works, is dead.is clear


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    peter565 2 years ago

    PS: Thus don't worry about not been moral. Worry about failing these two principle. After you have lived up to these two principle you can worry about been moral.


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