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Comment: Ahh....The moral relevancy argument.

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Ahh....The moral relevancy argument.

The article starts with a strawman fallacy, I almost stopped reading after the first sentence. Neither I nor any fellow atheist I have ever known "boldly declares disbelief". I simply don't have a belief in your deity, that is all.

I won't bother you with countering the article you posted. It would be an interesting read if it didn't rehash the most common fallacy used. I am of high moral character than because I do good to advance life and the human condition, make life better for myself, etc... You do good because you want a reward and to avoid a bad place. As long as you are doing good, I'm fine with it, and it matters not to me why you do it. When you do evil, it affects me and my world, so I will speak out. (Not you actually, "a religious person").

You still haven't answered the original question, although I as actually asking the OP. It is not I that has selective hearing.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain