The Truth. What i truly believe. You don' t need religion to have morals. If you can' t determine right from wrong then you lack empathy, not religion. Athei. I'll stay religious anyway.
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The Truth

What i truly believe

You don' t need
religion
to have morals.
If you can' t
determine right
from wrong then
you lack empathy,
not religion.
Athei
...
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Submitted: 02/03/2013
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#3 - mayormilkman (02/03/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I'll stay religious anyway.
User avatar #49 - Accidentalninja (02/04/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Some people are Good, Some are Bad.
Some people believe in God, some don't.
Some good people believe in God, some don't.
Some bad people believe in God, some don't.
#73 - xxxsonic fanxxx (02/04/2013) [+] (4 replies)
you know, i've seen this several times on this site. And i might as well throw in my two cents. It's easy for one to state this quote as fact, and think that the only thing a man needs to be good is empathy. It's easy to think that, because we live in a civilized, lawful, first world country (at least, i'm thinking most of you reading are), and when you can walk 5 minutes to a store that has all the food you could ever want, running fresh water, medical assistance, hospitals, warmth, and all the luxeries of this modern world we live in, it's easy to look at someone that needs God to do what's right and think "they just lack empathy". But, for a moment, imagine if you didn't have all of these modern miracles that we have now. Imagine if you didn't live in a land with law and police, firefighters, doctors, etc. Because for the majority of humanity, many did not. For a majority of human history, anarchy or corruption ruled. So, lets say the government fell (or you lived in a land without any or you lived in the past during the dark ages, etc.). You didn't have all of these conveniences. Every day was a fight for survival.And lets say, there is a bag of bread laying on the ground. You haven't eaten for days, and there is another man that wants that food. In this situation, it's either kill, or be killed (as it was for most of human history). In this situation, do you let that man take the food and you starve, or do you fight for that food? Many would fight. Many of us would do inhumane things not thought possible in order to survive. I base this on humanity,and what we've done as a species. So, if you had no law, or the conviences of this modern world, could you live by such a meaningless thing as empathy? Could you be a "good man" (what is a goodman after all?) without a greater power. What is moral, and what isn't? is killing that man for that bread wrong if it means you survive? something to think about.
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User avatar #82 - Awesomenessniss (02/04/2013) [-]
And just because someone is religious doesn't mean they are immoral.
#53 - chudboy (02/04/2013) [-]
Then again, I don't mind the use of a religion to teach people, or to give people hope or "answers" to unanswered questions. For them, it's an easy way to understand something, since the world is quite complex and complicated.
User avatar #15 - captainfuckitall (02/04/2013) [+] (36 replies)
I'll be the first to admit I'm not a nice person, as a matter of fact I'm kind of an asshole. That being said, the reason I try to be good and nice and honourable is BECAUSE of my religion and my god.

For example, there was some Russian scientists out there, perhaps you may have heard about them, who managed to keep a severed dog head alive through use of pumps and cycled blood. You can find the video on youtube. You can ALSO find the research and equipment these scientists used on google. Now, me being the curious, scientific sort, would have absolutely no problem finding a stray animal, decapitating it, and trying to further the research...but because animals are sacred to my god, and because he says all animals are to be respected and treated with kindness, I don't do it. Simple as that. I can honestly say religion DOES make me a better person, even if it is just artificially
#20 to #15 - temporalguardian ONLINE (02/04/2013) [-]
aint that pretty.
aint that pretty.
#6 - xxxsonic fanxxx (02/04/2013) [+] (8 replies)
maybe religion is more than that? maybe religion is something to take away the fear of death and to give answers to questions you dont understand. if you dont harm anyone with your religions, keep going on. you dont have to deal with the physic stuff (and i am a physics major, so stfu) if you dont want to.

The Internet is weird.. Its the only place where atheist seems to be as annoying and dumb as fundamentalist christians
#78 - prolem (02/04/2013) [-]
what defines good or bad
User avatar #79 - Ninotori (02/04/2013) [-]
I help people, because its right, and because I want to.

By proxy, I get into heaven. Woohoo for me.
#76 - chudboy (02/04/2013) [-]
I've always looked at it like this -
Let say a religious person "I am helping this man, because of my religion, and it grants me a safe place in heaven"
My view "I am helping this man, because I want to."
#71 - Turtleboner (02/04/2013) [-]
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#68 - xxxsonic fanxxx (02/04/2013) [-]
What if your a sociopath?
#51 - chudboy (02/04/2013) [-]
My point is anyway, religion does not have to teach you how to be a good person. Other people can inspire you even more. I've always thought, than when a religion teaches you morals, the outcome can sometimes be disastrous. Because some people think their doing good, because or for their religion when it really is a bad thing, when someone like myself looks at it. Westboro baptist church for example. They really think their doing good in the world, when their doing the worst possible thing ever. And that's because of their religion, and the way it's "inspired" them to spread a message. It's not logical at all.
#45 - chudboy (02/04/2013) [-]
I see a lot of comments here about if they weren't "inspired" or if they didn't have god, they wouldn't be a nice person. Well from my experience, I consider myself a nice person. Of course I've done some bad things in my life, I'm Human. But I've never had a religion in my life (I'm an atheist). My Parents never seem to care about me or my brother and sister having a religion. I don't even know what my parents believe in. Their quite old fashioned, so I assume my mother believes in a God, and my dad does too, but he's always been interested in nature and the sciences. Point is, I've grown up to be a nice person, and this is because of my parents, and how they are, and not religion. They never forced a religion on me, or say if I'll be bad I'll go to hell etc. I've become the person I am today because of my parents, and not a religion.
User avatar #30 - Vandeekree (02/04/2013) [+] (4 replies)
Really flooding funnyjunk with atheist...well I can't really use the word humor so lets go with "stuff" huh prettyflyforaderp?
This place needs more anti religious posts, I get so tired of the annoying religious people spamming "praise Jesus" in the comments.
#21 - xxxsonic fanxxx (02/04/2013) [-]
You don't even lack empathy, as even sociopaths are able to realize the difference between right and wrong in society. (That doesn't mean they'll obey them, but they know what they are)
User avatar #1 - darthdingo (02/03/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Well, that solves my problems! I'm un-empathetic! Thank you, friend! For helping me see the light. My light, that is.
User avatar #2 to #1 - prettyflyforaderp (02/03/2013) [-]
you definitely over thought that
#10 - xxxsonic fanxxx (02/04/2013) [-]
If you are bound by the made up rules of wrong and right you are eaither a slave of religion or moral. Get rid of thease and you can finaly becoume the übermenchen.
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