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    And then there’s the essential character of the universe. It is this mechanical system of laws and particles and principles. Utterly devoid of a moral or personal agenda, and instead being an expression of mathematical interactions. Now that could be the signature of a math-centric geek god. But if the cosmos is impersonal and indifferent, that removes any character from creation. We don’t need a god to explain it. Just a big textbook.

    -Glyn Williams

    Reproduced from https://www.quora.com/If-an-atheist-claims-that-God-does-not-exist-isnt-the-burden-on-him-now

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    , , Franklin Veaux, Morality,   

    Just as courage is not absence of fear but rather the willingness to do what you want even though you’re afraid, morality is not the absence of desire to do wrong but rather the choice to do right despite your desire.

    -Franklin Veaux, From Quora

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    A student once asked master Bassui, ‘Are you saying that someone who sees his own nature and is free from delusion is innocent of error, even if he does something which breaks the Buddhist precepts?’ He replied, ‘If someone’s actions come from their essential nature, how could they be breaking the precepts?’

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    , Legality, Morality, , Walter E. Williams   

    How does something immoral when done privately, become moral when it is done collectively? Furthermore, does legality establish morality? Slavery was legal; apartheid is legal; Stalinist, Nazi and Maoist urges were legal. Clearly, the fact of legality does not justify these crimes. Legality, alone, cannot be the talisman of moral people.

    -Walter E. Williams

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    It was the deep knowledge — and pray God we have not lost it — that there is a profound moral difference between the use of force for liberation and the use of force for conquest. You were here to liberate, not to conquer, and so you and those others did not doubt your cause. And you were right not to doubt.

    Ronald Reagan, 40th anniversary of D-day

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