Musing on Morals (at a Hookah Bar)

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Laze Cafe

N · Falls Church, VA

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We will be easy to spot in such a small bar.

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Can you be moral without God? Join us for an in-depth conversation about this topic based on the links provided.

We will meet at a Palestinian hookah bar, chill and chat. The bar is owned by the same bakers who own the renowned Jenin Pastry, so there is an interesting selection of Palestinian sweets: baklava, kunafeh, warbat, and others, in addition to drinks and dinner-style foods.

Main Questions:
1) The point of God:
Do we need "God" to create a standard for morality? & how do we know that a religion or religion(s) are credible sources of justice?
2) Morality for a Freethinker:
Where do our current morals come from? (laws, culture, religion, other?)

I encourage you to look at the resources below. The discussion will be based on them:

A general overview of the Christian argument:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxiAikEk2vU

An argument for morality without religion in animals:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le-74R9C6Bc

An argument for the necessity of God for human morality:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrcQ_PTkVD4

A freethinker point of view on the 10 commandments and morality:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tz3EEqtcJME

An Islamic view on raising moral children:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbsXuWiHssw

Atheist camp organizers on how they guide children:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNoh1dd_19I