It boggles my mind just how morally challenged theists can be. Ethics are the rules of group cooperation, nothing more. They have nothing at all to do with your sky fairy beliefs. The golden rule is pretty simple. We do not kill witches for the same reason we do not kill theists. We should treat each other as we want to be treated. This is the basic principle that allows civilization to exist. Morals evolved in us because they are a benefit to our survival.<quoted text>
I am sorry, as an atheist, do you have a basis for arguing that there is something wrong with killing witches?
After all, doesn't survival of the fittest demand that the strongest and most ruthless survive?
I am not sure, why, if you were to really live as an atheist (or secular humanist as you referred to yourself before, I believe), you would object to that?
I have asked you that numerous times and you have never been able to give an answer to it.
Now, if you were a christian and had a basis for appealing to an absolute moral standard, then your question would make sense.
But as you are an atheist, then, your question is nonsensical.
By the way, faith is immoral for it is dishonest. Honest people admit to not knowing things that are not known, theists just fill in all the blanks to all the tough questions with the word god and considered the matter solved. Theists are both mentally lazy and dishonest.