[SEB Guest Post] A Late Night Thought on Prohibitions and Rules

If you wish your prohibitions and rules to be based upon reason, then you should look more to adopting etiquettes and manners than to adopting religious morals.

The rules for which fork to use, or for what constitutes polite conversation, typically employ more logic and evidence in their creation and defense than do any church’s prohibition against using condoms or prohibition against homosexual marriages.

The Pope, for instance, employs more reason deciding when and where to spit than he does deciding the morality of divorce.

It is mere unthinking prejudice that so many people consider religious morals to be of greater weight than etiquettes and manners, for, in truth, religious morals are more often based on fluffy thinking than are the latter.

Cross-posted at Café Philos

And this comes as a surprise to no one…

Because I’m an atheist I’m often accused of having no morals, which simply isn’t true. However it is true that my morals conflict with many of those handed out in the Bible, as the results of the following quiz reveal:

Your morality is 0% in line with that of the bible.


Damn you heathen!  Your book learnin’ has done warped your mind.  You shall not be invited next time I sacrifice a goat.

Do You Have Biblical Morals?
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Some people think that’s a bad thing, but wait until you see the morals in question.

Lifted from Pharyngula