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JonIrenicus
07-12-2009, 03:14 PM
I have been VERY critical of secular based ethics recently, I do happen to prefer them.

Here is a guy (Austin Dacey) who was interviewed by DJ Groethe several times for the center of inquiry talking about a more robust secular formulation of ethics that CAN make objective claims of right and wrong

http://www.pointofinquiry.org/austin_dacey_the_secular_conscience/


I hope guys like John take a listen because I think it strengthens the case that eventually a secular ethical framework has the chops to replace religious ones. But as long as one cannot make the simple case that some actions are ethically better or worse than others, secular formulations of ethics will never gain sway.


Here is a guy who does much better.

JonIrenicus
07-12-2009, 11:59 PM
Here is a video of Dacey diagnosing the problem and making his case


http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8663615127447297814&ei=maxaSs_kNqCeqwO5xtm6Bg&q#11m

for those who do not want an easier entry, it gets more interesting the further in you go.