You don't need religion to have morals
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The main system of morals for atheist is simple, moral reasoning. This is basically where an individual tries to process the difference between right and wrong in a personal situation with logic. This is a daily thing where humans are presented with a problem or dilemma and then has to decide what is morally right by the choice and consequence with the action we choose. For example, if you are presented with an opportunity to lie, you morally decide if that is right or wrong then take action after dealing with the consequence.
To sum up a bit, morals are not the same for everybody. We live in a gray world where we make our own ideas on morals based on empathy, moral reasoning, and culture. Religion is not needed here. No morals are correct or wrong because they differ from person to person. It is up to each of us to make our own beliefs and to pursue a path based on them whether you and I think it is morally right or not.
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Vote Placed by Peepette 8 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con states that in atheism there?s no ability to account for morality in knowing what is right and wrong. Pro rebuts social morals exist. Since religion?s morality can be selective and differs from religion to religion, religious morality is just as subjective as atheist?s/social constructs. Con again states but how do you know if society is right? PRO: No one ever truly knows what is right or wrong; empathy and the golden rule are guiding forces for moral reasoning and consequences of actions. Debate to Pro; Con fails to rebut how religion establishes morality in discerning what is right and wrong or why it is preferable to social morality. S&G tied, no readability issues. Conduct ties, both respectful, Sources ties, neither side used them to give weight to arguments.
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