Thursday, June 16, 2011

Shmuly Boteach teaches you can be good without God!

Shmuley Boteach, the Rabbi often known for surfing, writing books about sex, and posing poor defenses of religion in debates against New Atheists, has written a response to Albert Mohler's tweet calling Anthony Weiner to Christianity.

About halfway through the article, he writes something that, to me, is the definition of secularism as a value, and a powerful statement that goodness is not dependent on religious belief.
It is not faith that guarantees our morality but rather an ironclad commitment to righteous action, be we atheists or theist.

Full article here

1 comment:

  1. Hi Matthew! I just found your blog, and am really excited to see another humanist Jewish voice . . . I am also writing from a secular/atheist/humanist/jewish perspective - albeit a lay person's one. I just wrote on a very similar topic as this post. I am adding you to my blogroll :), and would be honored if you dropped in on my blog.

    Alternately, please feel free to send an e-mail . . . I haven't seen many other similar voices online, but perhaps just wasn't looking in the right places!

    All the Best!