Atheist Morality: Religious Doesn’t Equal Moral

Atheist Morality: Religious Doesn’t Equal Moral

What is atheist morality? Can morality exist without religion? Atheist morality is the idea that we don’t need God or religion to explain or dictate our morality. In fact, morality without religion is a natural part of the human experience and is more genuine and effective without religious guidelines. Read more about atheist morality and how morality can exist without religion.

Children and Religion: Harmful Indoctrination

Children and Religion: Harmful Indoctrination

What are the effects of religion on children? Why is promoting religious ideals harmful when it comes to children and religion? When it comes to children and religion, Dawkins makes it clear that children cannot have religious beliefs, and it is inappropriate to force children into religion. Though parents often pass on religious traditions, there are some reasons why it doesn’t work. Read more about children and religion below.

Kin Altruism: Why We’re Nice to Our Family

Kin Altruism: Why We’re Nice to Our Family

What is kin altruism? Where does it come from and why is it an important part of natural selection. Kin altruism is the idea that we behave more favorably towards those to whom we are related. Proponents of religion claim that without an all-powerful creator, human beings wouldn’t know how to show kindness or affection. But kin altruism may have actually developed as a part of natural selection. Read more about kin altruism and why it’s an important part of evolution.

The Categorical Imperative: How We Define Morals

The Categorical Imperative: How We Define Morals

What is the categorical imperative? What does it mean for religion and morality? The categorical imperative is the idea that individual moral principles should be judged on the basis of whether or not they would make sense as universal principles. This indicates that religion shouldn’t be the deciding factor about what is or isn’t moral. Read more about the categorical imperative below.