Questionable Motives

November 2, 2009

Morality: No god required

godThe simple fact is that humans are social animals and our chances of survival are greatly enhanced when we abide by certain basic social norms. That is more than enough reason for a basic understanding and acceptance of those norms to be hardwired into us. We do not need God in order to be moral. In fact, our innate moral instincts tell us that many of the acts and commands attributed to God are themselves morally repugnant.

Straightforward article here by Paula Kirby. Also an excellent link within the article proper to a talk by Herbert Gintis about morality across cultures (or go here for the video).

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