May 2, 2009
A Mormon on “Why I Like Atheists”
Self-described “crazy Mormon liberal” Marshall has written a post explaining why he likes atheists.
In light of our ongoing discussion on this issue, I think the most interesting bit is this:
3. Atheists are moral
Truly moral decisions are not the result of the memorization of codes and laws. True morals require a person to explore issues deeply, examine the difference between right and wrong, and make reasoned decisions about which paths to pursue. Without a belief in God or religion, most atheists I know have taken the responsibility to think through important issues and situations on their own. The end result is that most atheists are highly moral people. The danger with religion is when its laws and creeds are accepted prematurely or applied inappropriately.