Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Is Belief in God Essential for Moral Virtue?

Paul Kurtz, Editor-in-Chief of Free Inquiry Magazine and Chairman of the Center for Inquiry has been published in "On Faith" a special Web feature of the Washington Post. Kurt's piece is titled, "Is Belief in God Essential for Moral Virtue?" and is an affirmation of secular humanist ethics.

Today, a new imperative has emerged: an awareness that our ethical concerns should extend to all members of the global community. This points to a new planetary ethics transcending the ancient religious, ethnic, racial, and national enmities of the past. It is an ethic that recognizes our common interests and needs as part of an interdependent world.

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