Monday, March 31, 2008

Bernstein at University of Michigan

"Religion vs. Morality"
by Dr. Andrew Bernstein

Thursday, April 3, 2008, 8 pm
University of Michigan — Ann Arbor, MI

Location: Angell Hall, Auditorium C
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Conventionally, most people believe that morality can only be based in religious faith, that in a world without God no principles of right and wrong could exist. Related to this, philosophers have long held that no objective, fact-based, rational code of values is possible.

Regarding both points, this talk shows that the exact opposite is true. The purpose of morality is to guide human life on earth and religion is utterly incapable of it. Flourishing life requires a code of secularism, rationality, egoism and freedom. Religious faith clashes with every principle of a proper moral code, and, as such, has led, and can only lead to hell on earth.

Dr. Bernstein is a visiting professor of philosophy at Marist College and author of The Capitalist Manifesto.

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