" 'I mean that I hope my ethics have the practical results of causing less harm to life and liberty, and dealing justice as humanely as possible, than any ethical teachings of any church.'
Atheist ethics are a laugh.
They actually steal morals and ethics that were founded by Christians and call them their own.
It is well known that atheistic - free-thinking ethics has caused more mass murders than religions ever did."
The morals and ethics of atheists come from the same place as Christians and it's not from the bible. First of all many of the bible's ethics that one could find moral ideas in did not originate from the bible. For example the ten commandments is very much like its predecessor the code of Hammurabi. Secondly, if one were to strictly follow all the morals of the bible they would be mass murderers indeed. Some of the not so nice biblical morals and ethics include the repression of woman (1 Timothy 2:11-14 and 1 Corinthians 14:34-35), child abuse and murder ( Proverbs 23:13-14, II Kings 2:23-24, and Psalm 137:8-9), mass slaughtering of the innocent (Ezekiel 9:5-6, Hosea 13:16), and slavery (Exodus 21:20-21, Luke 12:47). My best guess is our morals come from the "moral zeitgeist" as Richard Dawkins calls it, the consensus society comes to with regard to what our morals are. Wherever our ethics come from, they are not solely or originally from the bible and neither are our morals. The last statement about atheist ethics causing more mass murders than religion is a flat out lie that allfiredup has no proof of. Sickening hate speech is all he spews.