Righteous Path. Good is its own reward.. LIVE A EDDAD LIFE. INTHERE ARE GODS AND TH ARE JUST, NOT . CA RE H ow DEVO LIT THU A i' titani' mijit. icer-: l YOU BAS quote marcus aurelius outlook worldview
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Righteous Path

Righteous Path. Good is its own reward.. LIVE A EDDAD LIFE. INTHERE ARE GODS AND TH ARE JUST, NOT . CA RE H ow DEVO LIT THU A i' titani' mijit. icer-: l YOU BAS

Good is its own reward.

LIVE A EDDAD LIFE. INTHERE
ARE GODS AND TH ARE
JUST, NOT .
CA RE H ow DEVO LIT THU A i' titani' mijit. icer-: l
YOU BASED ON TH E
VI Rm ES YALI HAVE LIVED BY.
IF THERE ARE ., BUT
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TH EM. IF THERE ARE N/ D
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#3 - iamtheblackgoat (04/20/2013) [-]
I wish I was illiterate.

- Nero
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#114 - comentator (04/21/2013) [+] (1 reply)
#24 - bobebob (04/20/2013) [+] (4 replies)
Great now i have to go watch Gladiator again
i don't care its a god movie
#92 - biggrand (04/21/2013) [+] (1 reply)
**biggrand rolled a random image posted in comment #59 at Has science gone too far? **

the real god
#41 - teamrocketninja (04/21/2013) [+] (20 replies)
I have one problem with this. If there are gods, and they are unjust, if you dont worship them, doesnt that pretty much mean you're ****** ?
User avatar #45 to #41 - marlkarxthethird (04/21/2013) [-]
But if they are unjust, even if you DO worship them, you may be ****** . That's the point. Worship them or not, they'll do what they will with you, so living your life according to their guidelines is pointless.

Better to live morally without fear of a god or gods than to follow the mad laws of an unjust god.

That's what he's saying.

Well, that's the gist of it. Frankly you could write an essay solely on interpreting this saying.
User avatar #4 - imasillyginger (04/20/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I've always loved this. It was the first quote I ever put on my BaceFook page and I have it on a big poster-board in my room. One thumb
User avatar #47 - fazermint (04/21/2013) [+] (20 replies)
Any religious person who can answer this?:

What does god win by you believing in him? Why does he need you to do that so badly that if you don't, he'll send you to hell?

Aw hell no, this bitch didn't believe in me! To hell with you!... Is god a 5-year old emotional girl?
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User avatar #10 - mayormilkman (04/20/2013) [+] (10 replies)
Too bad he never said that. As for the quote itself, mmmmkay.
User avatar #12 to #10 - cfeet (04/20/2013) [-]
"Meditations" by Marcus Aurelius. Book 2 meditation 11.
This is just a different translation of the meditation than what other editors may have published.
User avatar #150 - therealtjthemedic (04/21/2013) [+] (2 replies)
I guess that guy found out, in the end.
#106 - soggytomatoe (04/21/2013) [+] (2 replies)
His watchful eye shall protect us from all that is evil in this world

He loves everyone and hates no one

His glorius saucy love flows through every one of us

He is you

He is me

He is The Flying Spaghetti Monster
#88 - masterboll (04/21/2013) [+] (10 replies)
>on the atheism channel
User avatar #119 to #88 - smittywrbmnjnsn (04/21/2013) [-]
Yes...
because it's all about being an atheist...
A good god (if there is one) will accept someone even if they are an atheist...
A bad god (if there is one) should not be worshiped anyway...
And if there is not (if there isn't one) then who gives a flying **** ?


See?
It's all about being an atheist.
User avatar #107 - madcoww (04/21/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I salute you. This is a powerful counter to the fear inducing Pascal's Wager.
User avatar #77 - disturbedfan (04/21/2013) [+] (37 replies)
Ok, I know this not really related to the content directly, but as a Christian I'm really curious for anyone nice enough to answer.

What do atheists think happens to peoples souls or to them in general when they die?

Being that I believe in God (loosely, by traditional Christian definition), I think that good people, regardless of religion, go to Heaven. I'm just curious and have been wondering that for a while. If someone could help me out here, it'd be nice!
#101 to #87 - keroberios (04/21/2013) [-]
I respectfully disagree. It seems some time along the way people have started to confuse what Atheism is.
Atheism, by definition;
Atheism
/ˈāTHēˌizəm/
Noun
The theory or belief that God does not exist
You are not Atheist, you are Nonreligious.

User avatar #17 - ScottP (04/20/2013) [+] (1 reply)
The guy looks pissed off at something in the sky
#91 - thebilliam (04/21/2013) [-]
One of my favorite quotes.  mfw the first time I read it.
One of my favorite quotes. mfw the first time I read it.
User avatar #18 - Vandeekree (04/20/2013) [+] (7 replies)
I've seen similar things to this before and it seems like he's saying he doesn't see why a god wouldn't reward you for following what you think is right even if it differs from what that god says is right. But that makes no sense, you would be rewarded for doing what is actually right as defined by that deity, not for following your own moral code that you make p for yourself.

Thoughts?
User avatar #28 to #27 - cordlessorange (04/20/2013) [-]
Is this an Intelligent, calm, and civil religious discussion?
Didn't think those existed.
User avatar #37 - gangsterish ONLINE (04/20/2013) [-]
Now, this is a wall of text, but it's one of my favorite quotes by him.

“Whenever in the morning you rise unwillingly, let this thought be with you: “I am rising to do the work of a human being. Why then am I dissatisfied if I am about to do the things for which I was brought into the world? Or was I made to lie under the bedclothes and keep myself warm?” “But that is more pleasant,” you say. Do you live then to take your pleasure, and not at all for action and exertion? Do you not see the little plants, the little birds, the ants, the spiders, the bees working together to set in order their several parts of the universe? And are you unwilling to do the work of a human being, not eager to do what belongs to your nature? “But I must have rest also.” You must; nature, however, has fixed bounds to this. She has also fixed bounds too to both eating and drinking, yet you go beyond these bounds, beyond what is enough. Yet in your work, this is not so; you stop short of what you can do. So you love not yourself, for if you did, you would love your nature and her will. Those who love their own trades exhaust themselves in working at them, unwashed and without food; but you value your own nature less than the carpenter loves his craft, or the dancer his dancing, or the banker his money or the vainglorious man his little bit of glory. Such men, when they have a strong love for a thing, choose neither to eat nor sleep until they perfect the thing they care for. But is service to society less valuable in your eyes and less worthy of your labor?"
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