Secular Morality

Religious people often express puzzlement at the idea that atheists could have any ethics whatsoever without relying on the mandates of a supernatural being to tell them what to think. We know that atheists are perfectly capable of being thoughtful, morally upstanding people — and that’s what I’m trying to demonstrate here. Each Sunday, I (do my best to) post a discussion of some moral question from a secular perspective. I don’t claim to speak for every atheist, but just to illustrate how this one atheist reasons through these questions. That’s why the discussion continues on in the comments!

Here are the topics we’ve covered so far, with the most recent posts at the top. Feel free to suggest more in the comments below this list, or in any of the weekly discussions.