Los Angeles: Andrew Bernstein on Religion vs. Morality

From Atlasphere member Jason Hoskin:

Religion vs. Morality

by Dr. Andrew Bernstein
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.
Sponsored by The USC Objectivist Club
Wednesday, March 2 at 8PM
SGM-123 (Seely G. Mudd)
University of Southern California
3667 Mc Clintock
Los Angeles CA 90089