As many of you know I created a thread a while back; it was to discuss Atheism and how people have come to be Atheists. And for a while this worked and it worked okay, but eventually things got too unwieldy as Atheism encompasses more than just how we?ve become Atheists. There?s more to it and the purpose (I had hoped) would be to garner a bit of understanding from people who aren?t Atheists since there are a lot of misconceptions out there. But that was the hope. It actually left the thread unfocused and I was banned for 6 months so I couldn?t have helped any way. And eventually you have what we had in that thread; personal comments, flaming, baiting, and all of this from both sides of the aisle. My intent was sadly not achieved and only created more animosity. Now, I am starting something new, I?m going with an amphitheatre style thread and we?re going to have topics of discussion and keep things from getting out of hand. Our first topic is morality. This is a huge point of contention among the atheists and religious folk. I won?t speak for everyone, but morality (in my view) is a developed process and is passed on from your parents. And that determines how you turn out. However, some people take theirs from their peers and this is where there are some changes in their view of morality. I?m not saying all Atheists follow this view, in fact, I?m sure there?s more than a few who don?t. But I would like everyone to post their views, mostly Atheists, but if it?s done without preaching, everyone can as well. I want to make one thing clear for everyone?this thread is for discussion, not preaching, from both sides. If you?re going to preach your views then go somewhere else. But those who want a semi-serious discussion of Atheist views, then by all means, come on in.