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User avatar #424 - goodadventures (11/26/2012) [+] (16 replies)
Modern society creates your morals, the christian bible calls for slavery and treats women as a second class citizen, but you know this to be wrong (hopefully) which wasn't and didn't need to be taught to you through religion.

It's very arrogant to believe you need religion for morals and to me it seems also very insulting to religious people, it implies your actions are simply done for the belief in a reward of eternal paradise and a fear of eternal torture.
#457 to #430 - kaszak (11/26/2012) [-]
Golden Rule
#366 - Sylphion (11/26/2012) [-]
Religion or not, there's still a loose sense of what's right and wrong. I mean really, was there really a point in the Crusades? Hundreds of thousands of people slaughtering each other in the name of their gods/who gets dibs on Jerusalem, kind of pointless in my opinion.

On the other hand, not believing in whatever god that the majority of your society doesn't mean that you can do whatever the **** you want without fear of divine retribution, there's still something called the law, which can be horribly painful to go against
User avatar #343 - charagrin (11/26/2012) [+] (16 replies)
I am athiest, and a good person. And technically that makes my good will more valid then a religious persons good will. I am a good person for the sake of being a good person, a religious person is a good person for the reward. And even if they were a good person for the sake of being a good person, they do so believing that they will get rewarded, which kind of taints their whole view. It's kind of like doing chores, a good kid will do a chore because it is a responsibility, another good kid will do it for allowance. etc.
#341 - oversoul (11/26/2012) [-]
because of the ethic
User avatar #337 - sigmundisdabest (11/26/2012) [-]
because that **** is plain wrong and you will go to jail?....
#296 - carlsagouin (11/26/2012) [-]
Because religion isn't necessary for being a "good" person ?

(I got the funny, don't worry)
User avatar #243 - malhaloc (11/26/2012) [-]
I haven't even looked at the comments but I would assume I could expect a storm of ****** proportions.
User avatar #128 - Whatwhat (11/26/2012) [-]
Kill one man, or kill a dozen. It's all the same. They can only hang you once, right?
User avatar #93 - NexusSeven (11/26/2012) [-]
Because...What if you're wrong?
User avatar #83 - randolphthebeast (11/26/2012) [-]
This is why religious people don't like atheists. They think that we are all immoral bastards.
#75 - stickandmove (11/26/2012) [-]
If anything we (atheists) are offered more incentive to treat others well. This life is the only one we've got. Why waste it?
User avatar #38 - heartlessrobot (11/26/2012) [-]
Because, I haven't finished planning the rampage, my manifesto has yet to be written, and I am lacking funds for the armaments. Procrastination saves lives.
User avatar #28 - tenaciousjon (11/26/2012) [-]
Assuming that being Christian/Catholic/Generally believing in God means being a good person.

It actually has nothing to do with being good. It just means believing in God and doing what he says for you to do.
#7 - curses (11/25/2012) [-]
Christians people here's a food for thought for you guys.

Do you follow EVERY rule in the Bible?

If not, why not?
To brutal or savage you say? But it's in the Bible. Word of God or book of God.
God made the rules and you should kinda follow them.

But if you do not do that, you've made up your own moral without the need of your God. So now you've created a new set of morals for yourself like any other good person would have done when they encounter such savage laws in a holy book.

This moral is most likely better than what God had in mind as well. So ask yourself this, do you REALLY need God to be a good person?
#411 - anonymous (11/26/2012) [-]
Jail is one reason.
User avatar #292 - lastofthedovakhiin (11/26/2012) [-]
Jail?
User avatar #66 - pepemex (11/26/2012) [-]
Maybe because not everyone gets off on killing innocent people for fun. Also prison.
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