Do you sin less as an athiest?
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18-01-2014, 05:44 AM
RE: Do you sin less as an athiest?
(18-01-2014 05:09 AM)houseofcantor Wrote:  flying purple people eater

I guess you go hungry quite a lot...

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18-01-2014, 05:56 AM
RE: Do you sin less as an athiest?
(18-01-2014 05:44 AM)morondog Wrote:  
(18-01-2014 05:09 AM)houseofcantor Wrote:  flying purple people eater

I guess you go hungry quite a lot...

I'm the purple one, silly. Tongue

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18-01-2014, 06:05 AM
RE: Do you sin less as an athiest?
Based on the Christian standard? No; certainly not. I have more sex, I drink, I swear, I listen to "devil music", I watch shows/films that deal with spiritistic/Satanic themes, I alter my body in various ways which are considered unnatural, I have lustful thoughts, I lie (when it is necessary), I do pretty much all of the things normal people do/want to do.

The difference, now, is that I do them freely without fear of eternal reproach. I can now masturbate without feeling the eyes of thousands of angels glaring down at me. I can swear without feeling I've "abused my gift of speech" in some way. I can fuck a chick without feeling that I've committed the terrible sin of fornication.

Ultimately, while I am a much worse person by Christian standards, I am a much better person for myself, because I can now spread my wings and be a human being. I aim not to hurt people. I feel badly when I do. That is my moral code. My own, personal version of "sin". Hurting others. But that is not a sin against some omnipresent deity; it is a sin against myself and against them. And so long as I'm not hurting others, I have not "sinned", and thus, have committed no wrong.

The Christian god would hate me. But I and others love me. And in the end, "I and others" are all there really is.

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18-01-2014, 06:21 AM
RE: Do you sin less as an athiest?
Since I realized there was no Sky Daddy I now eat babies left and right, yum!

I'm always amazed and disgusted by anyone who asks this question. It just shows what a thin veneer of self restraint they possess. These people scare the beejeezus out of me!

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18-01-2014, 07:05 AM
RE: Do you sin less as an athiest?
"Sin" is such an idiotic word and has absolutly no meaning in a legal code unless you live in Saudi Arabia or Iran.

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18-01-2014, 07:12 AM
RE: Do you sin less as an athiest?
It still seems to me that it means more to be a good person because you know it's the right thing to do and not to please or keep from angering some god.

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18-01-2014, 07:16 AM
RE: Do you sin less as an athiest?
(18-01-2014 07:12 AM)Anjele Wrote:  It still seems to me that it means more to be a good person because you know it's the right thing to do and not to please or keep from angering some god.

That was the direction I was headed in. Thanks.
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18-01-2014, 07:18 AM
RE: Do you sin less as an athiest?
Sin? What's that? Huh

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18-01-2014, 07:22 AM
RE: Do you sin less as an athiest?
(18-01-2014 06:05 AM)Misanthropik Wrote:  Based on the Christian standard? No; certainly not. I have more sex, I drink, I swear, I listen to "devil music", I watch shows/films that deal with spiritistic/Satanic themes, I alter my body in various ways which are considered unnatural, I have lustful thoughts, I lie (when it is necessary), I do pretty much all of the things normal people do/want to do.

The difference, now, is that I do them freely without fear of eternal reproach. I can now masturbate without feeling the eyes of thousands of angels glaring down at me. I can swear without feeling I've "abused my gift of speech" in some way. I can fuck a chick without feeling that I've committed the terrible sin of fornication.

Ultimately, while I am a much worse person by Christian standards, I am a much better person for myself, because I can now spread my wings and be a human being. I aim not to hurt people. I feel badly when I do. That is my moral code. My own, personal version of "sin". Hurting others. But that is not a sin against some omnipresent deity; it is a sin against myself and against them. And so long as I'm not hurting others, I have not "sinned", and thus, have committed no wrong.

The Christian god would hate me. But I and others love me. And in the end, "I and others" are all there really is.
I do those things too. I also did those things as a christian much like most of the Christians I knew. Then I thought since I was saved I would still go to heaven. Now I'm in a monogynous relationship with my girlfriend as oppose to cheating on my wife when I was a christian. Now I look to help the indigent in my community as oppose to praying that god will help them. Do you see what I mean?
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18-01-2014, 07:24 AM
RE: Do you sin less as an athiest?
"Sin" is by it`s very definition the violation of religious law.

Meaning that atheists dont need to give a rats ass about these laws.

Other than that, every religious person in the world sins as they do not abide to the laws of other religions.

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