Well a cursory reading of their bible suggests an angry psychotic deity that enjoys murdering people, and encouraging it’s followers to commit acts of ethnic cleansing, then sex trafficking the female prisoners. While that deity is depicted as angrily torturing a new born baby to death, or committing genocide on a global scale.
Call me pedantic, but what use are absolute commandments from a deity that then shows it doesn’t think there is anything wrong with breaking them when the mood takes it, or encouraging its adherents to do the same?
What percentage of Christians in the US oppose the death penalty btw? That alone is enough to break any irony meter when they try to champion the ten commandments.
Well you’re new here, but we will tackle some of these generalisations at some point. I’ve met atheists, even on here, who were definitely “out of their fucking gourd.” Who believed in absurd ideas, by any objective standard. Programming Jordan springs to mind.
An atheist is someone who doesn’t believe in any deity or deities, beyond that I’m not prepared to generalise without supporting objective evidence.
There is some research that suggests atheists on the whole are at least as moral as theists, but I’d be weary of stating it as an absolute as you did there. Stalin and Mao claimed to be atheists, so when stated as you did, it’s too easy a claim to defeat, theists will leap on it everytime.
IMHO anyone who needs divine diktat, and the saccharine promise of heaven, or the threat of Hell, just to stop them committing crimes like murder and rape is just a shitty human being.
Blindly following rules isn’t morality either.
Welcome to AR by the way…