Comment: Ah, the age old question

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Ah, the age old question

Do you need religion to have morality? My opinion is that you do not. If God asked you to kill a stranger to prove your faith, would you do it? If you have any hesitation about doing that, that should give you pause that may be morality does not come from the decree of a supreme being. Humanity will really take a step forward when "Thou shalt not kill" is replaced with "I shall not kill."

Not that I have anything against people being religious, as long as they follow the NAP. That is the beautiful thing about libertarianism and free markets. People of different faith systems, or a lack thereof, can peacefully coexist. Voltaire made this beautiful observation hundreds of years ago, when he described the markets of Amsterdam, where Catholics, Protestants, Jews, and people of other faiths interacted with nary a thought about their religious differences.

"All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind." - Khalil Gibran