Why is perception of atheists as having a different set of values so widespread?
I'm noticing all these questions asking if atheists believe in good & evil and other stuff about morals & values. I'm curious as to why, if one is a non-believer, it's assumed they're lacking in ethics, honor, or a moral code of what's right & wrong? Why should a belief in a "God" be a determining factor in basic human decency?
Because people can be stupid.
That's honestly the level of pessimism I've gotten to after seeing the things people say on here about not just atheists, but anyone, including towards people of the same/similar faiths.
The questions are not inquiries into whether they have these qualities but Why they subscribe to, how they account for subjective morality and virtues. They are subjective and intangible, yet atheists are offended that people should even question their * belief in them. And thats just a partial answer to your question. BTW. Where Did you all acquire these beliefs?
I have a sneaking suspicion -- though I'm not entirely sure -- that all these seemingly inane questions are at least partially intended to drive all the atheist-produced hubs off the front page of the "Atheism and Agnosticism" section. Even if this is not the motivation, it's still unfortunately far too easy to bury the product of someone's hard work with a dozen one-sentence questions whose answers should be patently obvious.
Just a thought...
Most people relate being religious with being moral, and conversely, not being religious with not being moral. People think if you don't believe in god, you must not believe in anything, which makes you an immoral person.
In my experience, religion has very little to do with morality, beyond giving lip service to certain moral principles. Whether or not someone has religion, or goes to church, often has little to do with whether they're a good person, a good neighbor, and a good citizen.
by paarsurrey 8 years ago
Atheists! Agnostics! What is right and what is wrong?How would you define it and on what basis?Others could also join in and respond.ThanksI am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim
by Rishad I Habib 7 years ago
Atheists sometimes claim that & they do have some reason for such claims. Whats your views on this? & WHY?Remember, exceptions should not be examples. We are talking about the majority of the group not individuals.
by paarsurrey 7 years ago
The atheists agnostics skeptics apatheists; all while away their lives; finding no purpose in life and no goal in life, their actions become meaningless and their thoughts get frustrated.
by Vince 2 years ago
Why are there so many questions about atheists?Believing there is no God is believing there is nothing. Why wonder so much about people that believe in nothing?
by cjhunsinger 3 years ago
Ayn Rand was a Russian immigrant, a proclaimed American, adamantly Atheistic, a devote Capitalist, an accomplished writer and, in my estimation, one of the more astute observers of the human character and too, the human condition.As I am prone to add more words to a subject then is necessary, I...
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