Morality is the ISSUE of good and bad, I assume you mean 'good morals', which is also ambiguous because each person has their own idea of good and bad. So in short, NO. It doesn't require a belief in an invisible man (of some sort). Besides what if your god demands sacrifices, or asks you to wipe out a nation of people, or punishes people for the 'sins' of others, or....Oh, right.
6/16/2006 8:57:39 AM
The 'God' of 'reason'?
6/16/2006 12:53:00 PM
Morality doesn't have a darned thing to do with a god, or with a belief a god. If anything, that belief can badly distort one's view of morality, or at least can be used by someone else to distort it. Just look at the violence caused by fanatics of all stripes.
6/16/2006 2:24:46 PM
Care to explain why I need to believe in your invisible sky daddy to act morally? That whole \"don't mess with other people's rights\" idea seems to be plenty to me. No God needed - and as an added bonus, I'm doing it because it's the right thing to do, not because I think someone's going to punish me otherwise.
6/17/2006 3:26:17 AM
10/15/2012 1:56:38 AM
I invite you to read what the ancient Greeks had to say about ethics. For them, ethics was a branch of philosophy, not theology. Indeed, their gods were exceptionally amoral.
Its funny how often gods turn out that way.
10/15/2012 6:16:46 AM
10/15/2012 9:14:56 AM