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Old 01-13-2018, 12:11 AM   #2866
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The Judge wrote View Post

I submit that humanist ethcis supercede religious ones because they are not enforced by a carrot and a stick but based on empathy and social conscience.
I think you spelled ethics incorrectly.

My challenge to your statement is...

For the most part (for most ethics) a Christian can also be a Humanist (i.e. there is no reason a Christian can also base his/her actions by empathy and social conscience) - but the "Christian" type Humanist is even more inclined to do so consistently because of the carrot and stick as you mentioned.

The converse is not true - assuming the Humanist is an Atheist (probably what you were implying), Humanist on a bad day can choose to be an asshole, without sequale.
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