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Are New Atheists Too Radical and Intolerant of Religion to Claim the Moral High Ground?

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Started: 1/9/2015 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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robzta

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The Argument seeks to ask if New Atheists, who criticize strongly the need, morality, coherence and legitimacy of religion in society and claim religion to be a threat and a danger to society: 1) Are they right about their claim that all religion is immoral and dangerous? 2) Can they claim the moral high ground of having the level of tolerance and civility or acceptance that they say religion lacks?
basils

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1). Yes. Religion is hurting us. At its root it separates us. Religion can lead towards dislike towards other religions simply because they have a few small differences. Another is hate towards different groups of people. While it is clear a large amount of Christians view homosexuality as amoral and wrong some religions like mormans we taught Native Americans were white but had there skin changed because they sinned. They also lead to acts of terrorism as seen when radicals of the Muslim faith have been killing anyone that disagrees with their teachings. Even worse yet is religion has caused wars. While everyone understands the crusades were religious wars they were far from the only ones. Even WW2 has traces of religious causes as the Catholic church helped smuggle Nazis out of Germany after the fall of Hitler.

2) Yes and No. If you mean against the more intolerant hateful religious people then yes they can, but not just because someone has a belief in God.
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basils

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Well then.... If you are going to post an debate you should at least be active
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Posted by NoMagic 2 years ago
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To answer the question. No. As an atheist I claim the moral high ground because I have it.
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