Secular Morality

It is a firm belief of the religious that secularism in general and atheism in particular lead to immorality. They point to the crimes of the Nazis and Stalinists on the one hand and the breakdown of the family on the other and say: you see, this is what happens when you abandon religion. And who can deny that they have a point? Absence of an agreed upon moral code is the great weak spot of modern secular ideology. After the excesses of the past, no secular movement that does not have a clearly defined moral stance is likely to succeed. But just how to go about establishing a code of secular morality is far from clear.
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