Friday, May 8, 2009
Beliefnet Community > Thread - Is there any issue in modern life than can't be reduced to a moral position without God?
Beliefnet ... moral position without God?: "I specifically noted the above as being about and anti-religion. The rest of his books are not about atheism, any more than a story about fish is about water. The atheism is assumed as a basis for behavior and Heinlein felt no need to examine it. But if you read the stories looking for moral and emotional justification for behavior, it is there if you look for it, you will find nothing that smacks of God or religious beliefs. Lots of self reliance, duty to self and to others, the importance of self development for the betterment of humankind and a total lack of reliance on or praise for God."