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    Why must there be an "imperative"?
    Because, according to kant, a moral good is a command of reason.

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    I feed homeless people not because there is some moral imperative that demands that I do so. I do it just because it feels better than being an asshole.
    So, what you call charity actually has some benefit to you. Calling it charity when you derive personal pleasure from it is hypocritical?

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    Yes, the atheist belief in morals and ethics, not to mention the golden rule for its own sake, not because your loving god will perform horrible tortures upon you for eternity and a half if you don't jump through his hoops and kiss his behind.

    Is that kind of coerced charity really charity?
    If you assert that the golden rule is good for its own sake, you are already asserting that it exists as objectively good apart from human existence.

    But isn't god an existence that is objectively good apart from human existence?

    So, you are not an atheist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    Well, shit. I should have dug a little deeper. Looks like the sources I had that claimed he was atheist were...misinformed.
    No shit!?

    Does that mean you haven't found an atheist organization doing charity work????

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