When it comes to morality, Freethought / Humanism require one to act within certain parameters, at least in theory.
This is granted as the very concept of morality presupposes, by definition, certain parameters, at least in theory.
But why reference “Freethought / Humanism” and why state “at least in theory”?
True Freethinker now presents various famous atheist quotes, not so famous atheist quotes and infamous atheist quotes and, for good measure, a few quotes about atheists and atheism by non-atheists (aatheists?)
How To Be Ethical Without a God: At 33:49 into part 1 Dan Barker explains his ethical viewpoint:
How can I summarize how we naturalists know how to be ethical without a God? Here it is, it's very simple. It's a principle, it's not a rule, it's a principle. If you intend to act in a way that minimizes harm by your actions in the real world, then by definition you can be called an ethical person. If you don't intend to act in a way that minimizes harm you are not ethical…
Having dealt with the Timothy McVeigh issue; I continue the essay with my conclusion because I think that it is so important that I do not want it to be missed. Dan Barker absolutely discredits every criticism he has ever, and will ever, utter against religion, Christianity, the Bible, God, Jesus, etc. by his own relativistic situational ethics. This essay will support this rather hefty assertion.
Since there is more news on raising children as atheists we must again ask, "If raising children in a 'faith' is 'child abuse' what is raising children to be atheists; reeducation?" This is part of the rise of atheism is America.
Margaret Downey, formerly of the Atheist Alliance International (which I commented on here) and founder of the Freethought Society of Greater Philadelphia, is promulgating her particular and peculiar form of atheist unholiday cheer.1