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17-07-2016, 08:26 PM
On morality
You Don't Have To

You don't have to know someone to feel empathy.
You don't have to believe in a god to be moral.
You don't have to be religious to like hymns.
You don't have to practice a belief to enjoy the company of family and friends.
You don't have to put people in boxes of 'us' and 'them'.
You don't have to get a reward for helping out.
You don't have to fear the unknown.
You don't have to have an after-life to remain in the hearts of others after you die.
You don't have to let others interpret the meanings of a god for you.
You don't have to hate.
You don't even have to love. (It's nice if you do)

Jim Duncan 2016


Just some musings when asked, "How can you be a moral person? You're an atheist!"
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17-07-2016, 08:46 PM
RE: On morality
There's already a Morality thread. Indeed, many!

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17-07-2016, 08:58 PM
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(17-07-2016 08:46 PM)Banjo Wrote:  There's already a Morality thread. Indeed, many!

Yabut... it's a poem in the Positive Atheism section; not in the Philosophy section.


The key is "you don't have to" i.e. there is nothing or no one to bow down to when you have your own innate moral competence.


Your job is to add a jazz rhythm to it.

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17-07-2016, 09:46 PM
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(17-07-2016 08:58 PM)DLJ Wrote:  
(17-07-2016 08:46 PM)Banjo Wrote:  There's already a Morality thread. Indeed, many!

Yabut... it's a poem in the Positive Atheism section; not in the Philosophy section.


The key is "you don't have to" i.e. there is nothing or no one to bow down to when you have your own innate moral competence.


Your job is to add a jazz rhythm to it.

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18-07-2016, 04:13 AM
RE: On morality
You don't have to be a theist to be a total fucktard... but it sure helps.

I'm a creationist... I believe that man created God.
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18-07-2016, 05:58 AM
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(18-07-2016 04:13 AM)SYZ Wrote:  You don't have to be a theist to be a total fucktard... but it sure helps.

I disagree......

Anyone can be a fucktard....

It takes Jebus - to be a total fucktard.....

(a hillbilly accent helps as well)...

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18-07-2016, 08:30 AM
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Don't let those gnomes and their illusions get you down. They're just gnomes and illusions.

--Jake the Dog, Adventure Time

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18-07-2016, 08:53 AM
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Many theist I talk to are convinced they have to, simply because they are told. I hope that someone will read my thoughts and give themselves permission to do for the sake of doing, rather than blindly following others.
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19-07-2016, 04:39 AM
RE: On morality
When people claim you need religion / god to guide them when it comes to morals:
Ask them if they would kill their kid if god told them to.
Ask them if they would fight crusades if god told them to.
Ask them why they are wearing mixed fabrics.
Ask them if they would start running around stealing, killing, raping people if they wouldn't have the bible to guide them.

The basis of morals are emotions and the ability to have empathy. We evolved to have both. If you don't have one of both of those, you are mentally ill and need help. It is actually very easy.

"Freedom is the freedom to say that 2+2=4" - George Orwell (in 1984)
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19-07-2016, 05:38 AM
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(19-07-2016 04:39 AM)Leela Wrote:  ...
Ask them if they would start running around stealing, killing, raping [without parental consent] people if they wouldn't have the bible to guide them.
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Fixt.

Rape was about property laws not morality. It is written.

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