Quote of the day

Ecklund’s big error is to suppose that religious people have unique and constructive insights into morality not shared by atheists or agnostics.  She doesn’t say what these insights are, and no wonder: there aren’t any. The moral insights that are unique to religion, as opposed to secular morality, are harmful and stupid.

– Jerry Coyne, whyevolutionistrue.com, on a book arguing that scientists should consider religious moral insights regarding their work.


One Response to Quote of the day

  1. Sophie says:

    I love this. It reminds me of a recent survey that came out stating that atheists/agnostics know more on average, than followers of most major religions: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-religion-survey,0,7375137.story

    Your stance on being moral without religion is refreshing. I have come across many people of faith that insist I am only a good person because my parents were Christians, and that I would not be otherwise. I certainly do not agree, and enjoy coming across other people who feel this way too.

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