Godless Morals. Sorry if this has been posted before... Too bad this could never work in current society. It would require people to think. Bertrand Russell Ten Commandments atheist Atheist Ten Comm Morals Moral Guidlines
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Godless Morals

Godless Morals. Sorry if this has been posted before... Too bad this could never work in current society. It would require people to think.

Sorry if this has been posted before.

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#2 - SimianLich (05/06/2013) [-]
Too bad this could never work in current society. It would require people to think.
#83 to #2 - messerauditore (05/06/2013) [-]
the words people and think...
User avatar #103 to #2 - allwinterswhite (05/07/2013) [-]
That's the problem though, we stopped thinking. And it's just a vicious cycle, it's getting worse.
#168 to #2 - John Cena (05/08/2013) [-]
What is this thinking you speak of?
#4 to #2 - John Cena (05/06/2013) [-]
Well if people could just ******* stop going to church and military that would be a pretty good start.
#12 to #4 - SimianLich (05/06/2013) [-]
You're part of the problem.
#62 to #2 - John Cena (05/06/2013) [-]
this comment proves that there are more lazy people out there in this world than there are intelligent, free thinking, positive people. the kinda people who would rather just click a button to get involved than type something or send a picture . these morals would work well in todays society and they are working with some people, there are people out there who live like this and they make the world a better place to be in!
User avatar #17 - reigndrac (05/06/2013) [-]
But are these necessarily 'godless' morals? Many of them, such as 1 and 2, are similar to the ten commandments. I think it would be possible to adhere to a religious lifestyle and still recognize these rules. Just don't be one of those Westboro nuts.
#40 to #17 - John Cena (05/06/2013) [-]
I don't think that this post was implying that these morals can only be observed without a deity, but rather that they COULD be observed without one. Honestly i can't see why people get so fired up about religion. I'm an atheist but the thought of whether or not there is a god doesn't even cross my mind unless someone else brings it up.
User avatar #82 to #17 - emrakul (05/06/2013) [-]
I'm a Catholic and I think that this outlines a perfectly valid lifestyle.
User avatar #19 to #17 - goldenglimmer (05/06/2013) [-]
But are godly morals necessarily godly?

In my opinion, calling these commandments "godless morals" is a category error. It's not about designing morals that are godless (or godly), the question is more profound: whether or not morals, by their very nature, are in fact divinely inspired, and if we are capable of maintaining morals without a divine spark. Besides, designing a moral framework requires a moral context in which you base yourself. Every secular community in the West, despite their rejection of a deity, are still undeniably influenced by Christian ethics, simply because they exist in a society which has cultivated Christianity (albeit in a varying degree) for millenia. When such an instance presents an 'independent' framework that one can adhere to (like here), it really is just a set of reprocessed and regurgitated Christian morals. They compensate for that by being overly self-righteous, of course.
It's also worth mentioning that many, if not most of these societies are well-aware of their Christian philosophical heritage, but have taken an honest decision in not following the theology.

The content is just another example of atheist pseudophilosophy. Nothing to see here, really.
User avatar #20 to #19 - goldenglimmer (05/06/2013) [-]
I have no clue why I put a hyphen between "well" and "aware". Presumably I forgot to empty the retard tank this morning.
User avatar #23 to #17 - violentpixi (05/06/2013) [-]
He doesn't mean it in that sense, I think it's just the 'Good Without God' argument, that his base morality does not require religion.
#31 to #17 - John Cena (05/06/2013) [-]
It's godless in the same sense that it's football-less, bear-less and skyscraper-less.

Yeah, it has nothing to do with god, and OPs a jackass for taking it about religion.
#41 to #31 - John Cena (05/06/2013) [-]
Bertrand Russell was the "OP" and this was his argument that Atheists can function in society just as well as theists. It isn't arguing that god doesn't exist, it only protects atheists from moral scrutiny which today isn't really an issue like it was in the 50's and 60's.
User avatar #89 - funnyjunkelite (05/06/2013) [-]
number 4 is basically check yo self before you wreck yo self
#57 - John Cena (05/06/2013) [-]
This whole feud between the religious and the not is ridiculous. And Bertrand Russell never took part in it. He knew what he believed to be true and stuck by that, trying to get closer to the truth. Using words of wise men in an unwise context is at the least disrespectful
#106 - kiermatv (05/07/2013) [-]
#54 - byposted (05/06/2013) [-]
le reddit's 10 commandments for banna bois

1. Lieing is virtue so long as you are doing so in a manner to profit progressive ideology (for example you can twist exerpts in the bible to make it mean anything u want!!)

2. Do not lie to people unless you don't like them in which case do whatever feels good

3. If some old white bigot is talking jeebus go ahed and pop that cracker skull inward

4. you are entitled to everything

5. If you are ever in a situation in which you have power over people, use that power to try and apply your abstract political philosophies into their lives

6. Always try to convert people to your cause and if they don't share your notions dismiss them as "racist" or "homophobe" or whatever works for said sitution and you always win!!!

7. Always think of yourself as a winner because we are all winners and just as equal as everyone else!!!

8. Do whatever feels good

9. Be in a constant state of euphoria and don't believe in no phone deity

10. Debate christurds (Those who believ le flying spaggeti monstar xD) and destroy them by pointing out that they believe in a ghost that doesnt exist
User avatar #107 to #54 - genma (05/07/2013) [-]
You actually make me want to smash you in the head through the internet. God help me it's not possible.
User avatar #91 to #54 - kito (05/07/2013) [-]
With soviet Jesus, anything is possible.
#81 to #54 - tenmillionbears (05/06/2013) [-]
TFW number 9....I can't use this gif enough!
TFW number 9....I can't use this gif enough!
User avatar #9 - rajand (05/06/2013) [-]
By number 8 it looks like he got tired and wanted to go to sleep: " yeah reliability, just, and good-natured that sounds good enough..."
#13 - tobistrigoivii (05/06/2013) [-]
Stop this now. Gamers everywhere just dropped their controllers and are rethinking their lives.
#94 - triggathepirate (05/07/2013) [-]
I like these. I really do. But knowing the internet when they show you something this good it's likely to be some form of catch where there is something really off about the person saying it.
I like these. I really do. But knowing the internet when they show you something this good it's likely to be some form of catch where there is something really off about the person saying it.
#85 - lieutenantderp (05/06/2013) [-]
>be good natured.
>good natured

#99 - John Cena (05/07/2013) [-]
How most atheist posts go. "With the help of google and reddit I found more reasons to hate religion and not just simply be without God. Here's some guy I don't really know that much about other than he's an atheist. Here's his face and some things he said."

#104 to #99 - adamjesus (05/07/2013) [-]
**adamjesus rolled a random image posted in comment #75 at Brutal fight **word up man i love God but hate religon what so special about this guy that's his commandants are stuff we should follow i believe we should do whatever we want in life but believe and accept God into our hearts and pay the price when we do something wrong
User avatar #42 - dscrim (05/06/2013) [-]
Number 2
i read as Do not lie to others unless they are an exercising tranny.
i just....
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#78 to #35 - themanmuncher (05/06/2013) [-]
oh im sorry are we supposed to post about our all holy athiest god
User avatar #39 to #35 - gatorade (05/06/2013) [-]
Nah. When people start to insult the whole religion than it's wrong. this is insulting the people who have twisted the religion. Fun fact. Suicide was never a sin until a pope made it one because people were killing themselves to be with god.

What happened is that Christians became robbers and tried to get killed so they could "be with god"
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User avatar #167 to #80 - gatorade (05/07/2013) [-]
Trust me
#170 to #167 - John Cena (05/11/2013) [-]
I don't think you could ever use that sentence anywhere on the internet and have it actually work.
User avatar #171 to #170 - gatorade (05/11/2013) [-]
Lol, you're right. :/
#111 - jinapayne (05/07/2013) [-]
This should go for everyone, not just atheists, I do agree that this is better than the Christian Ten Commandments, and even the bible for most parts because this one is more broad.
#113 to #111 - jinapayne (05/07/2013) [-]
Thou Shall Not Steal can go under putting yourself under power
#96 - John Cena (05/07/2013) [-]
FJ doesn't do any of these, this is hypocrisy
User avatar #110 - zeroxnight (05/07/2013) [-]
1. Bacon Weave
2. Jack Daniels
3-10. More Bacon
User avatar #11 - mayorman ONLINE (05/06/2013) [-]
what does scrutinize mean?
User avatar #16 to #11 - reigndrac (05/06/2013) [-]
To closely examine something. He's saying before you go out of your way to do something to hurt someone, be sure and examine the reasons you're doing it and make sure it's the right thing to do.
#90 - John Cena (05/06/2013) [-]
Where is the ******* funny? I swear this only got the amount of thumbs that it did because it is in the atheism channel. Give me a break.
#92 to #90 - klaedarkness (05/07/2013) [-]
it's in comment #89
#98 to #90 - creepyunclebob (05/07/2013) [-]
It doesn't matter that it isn't funny, it's good content.
User avatar #44 - jzpotter ONLINE (05/06/2013) [-]
Well, here's the thing
It's a basic truth of the human condition, that everybody lies. The only variable is about what.
User avatar #65 to #44 - CaptainPugwash (05/06/2013) [-]
Rule 1: The Doctor lies.
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