Originally posted by Penguin
Here we get to something that might be relevant to the forum.
My lack of belief in a God affects my actions in the same way that your lack of belief in paganism, Islam, Sikhism, Gnomes, Unicorns, etc etc etc affects yours. What behaviour does your lack of belief in sikhism influence in you?
This is a conversation that I was involved in a few months ago ...[text shortened]... and they were unable to show anything that I do that was affected by my atheism.
I agree that your actions are probably not effected by your atheism as atheism is a
result not a starting point...
However I think that that is, in this context, the wrong question.
The fact that I am not a Christian, and don't follow Christian 'morality' will likely mean
I will vote differently than someone who IS a Christian and who does follow Christian
Now my choices are being driven by something other than atheism, (humanism for
example) but the fact that they are not being driven by Christianity and belief in a god
is relevant to a Christian where it means I make different choices than they do.