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Atheists, how do you define morality?

Do you believe in an absolute morality for everyone? Do you believe that morality is chosen by the individual? I'm asking for an explanation on why murder and any other bad thing is wrong. Please don't say majority is right, mainly because majority also believes in a religion, also believed the earth is round. So lets assume the majority can be wrong. Shouldn't be a problem. Or is it all irrelevant and there is no meaning. Assuming that to know there is no meaning that we should be able to define meaning. What is permissible, what isn't. What makes a good person or a bad person good or bad. That sort of thing. I'd like beliefs, not a debate.

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    Jul 22 2013: I think all moral codes stem from the simple moral that any animal, plant, insect, etc. should not kill another in its own species. Now since most humans have a pretty decent brain, they take this simple moral and expand in around the following order: don't kill another human (the basic 'moral') -> don't harm another human (then expanded into don't harm financially or in other sectors (i.e. don't steal)) -> don't harm yourself (drinking, drugs, etc.) -> help other humans -> branches off into specific areas.
    I think the above morals are the foundation of almost any moral part of any religion (if you can give me an example that you don't think is part of the above, please reply with it!). The only universal moral being don't kill another human. I think every human expands from that moral differently. Some going farther than others and some not going much far than the basic one. It's pretty hard to judge if a person is good or bad, because humans are much more complex than that. It's more of a spectrum and maybe you could judge if someone is more bad than good or vice versa but either way it's very hard to give a definite answer to.

    Hopefully that helped!

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