Thursday, June 28, 2012

morality is better without the supernatural

Morality is complicated and religion provides heuristic decision-making rules that help people get sort of close without having to think too hard, which also helps society in the aggregate mitigate destruction from stragglers who try to figure out their own morality and do a bad job of it.

But I maintain that a secular heuristic morality is perfectly achievable, is more credible without all that facetious supernatural nonsense, and allows society to avoid these mind-bogglingly ridiculous situations that occur when religious rules are followed to the letter instead of in spirit (or when religious rules that were invented before modern science and technology are followed despite their inapplicability.)

*smacks forehead*

[Link stolen from MR.]

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