Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  d'Holbach, Baron (1900), Good Sense Without God, Retrieved on 2021-10-06
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    06 OCT 2021

     What Motivates an Atheist to Do Good

    It is asked, what motives an Atheist can have to do good? The motive to please himself and his fellow-creatures; to live happily and peaceably; to gain the affection and esteem of men. "Can he, who fears not the gods, fear any thing?" He can fear men; he can fear contempt, dishonour, the punishment of the laws; in short, he can fear himself, and the remorse felt by all those who are conscious of having incurred or merited the hatred of their fellow-creatures. Conscience is the internal testi...
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