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Ethics Etc. Necessary, But Religion Is Not.

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Posted by John Morgan Powell on April 11, 2001 18:19:28 UTC

I enjoyed reading your ideas about cockroaches, relying on the subconscious, and tossing the coin. I liked the idea that you really do know what you should do if you don't like what the coin indicates. I think your policy could be effective.

Like you, I don't think we need religion. We may need goals, direction, etc., which religion can give us if we're willing to accept some expensive strings, but we can get everything we need out of existence without religion. We need philosophy, ethics, etc., but not religion.

If there WERE God and an afterlife condition based on our obedience to God then we'd need religion to tell us the rules and help us to get the most out of eternity. Since those things don't exist, religion is unnecessary.

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