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Atheists Have No Morals.

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posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 01:17 PM
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nixie_nox:

I can only speak for myself, but I have never felt that I became a Christian (follower of Christ) because of a scare tactic.

I do not know why atheists can not accept the fact that some of us do really feel the love and grace of our heavenly Father before we ever feel fear. I can honestly say I do not fear God or his word.

The fellowship time that we spend together is so special and a very privite time indeed. It is a spiritual awakeing everytime we meet and there is no fear there.

So please, do not imply that Christians become so because of a scare tactic. It is more because of being one with the Creator and belonging to something much to wonderful to put into words.

Peace to you,
Grandma




posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 02:03 PM
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I would agree the Christians don't neccessarily have to be there due to scare tactics. I would easily withdraw that had I said it. However, I also don't think all athiests are in their positions of belief due to stupidity or ignorance. I still to this day wish all sides would relax and quit judging

-Kyo



posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 06:48 PM
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I can agree with that statement



Shalom,
Grandma



posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 07:56 PM
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Morals is not just about not stealing killing etc ..
It is about loving your neighbor as yourself ...loving your enemies ....doing good to those who despitefully use you .not an eye for an eye but a turning of the other cheek ....loving those who HaTE YOU ....etc etc ...it goes deeper than just dont kill or steal ..


And yes alot of those who claim to be Christians lack in morals ...because they never really did accept the Lord COMPLETELY In their heart ...they are not BORN AGAIN OF THE SPIRIT ......if they were they would do as Christ did no matter the cost ..(they could not help themselves their consceinces would be pricked and they would feel so guilty that they could not do so many wrongs to others) they would not take revenge ..they would give up their own life for an enemy ...not kill them etc etc ....


I believe that some people who do not know God does have LOVE ...they just do not have the LOVE that the Lord has or the Love that the HOLY SPIRIT teaches to us ....I never even imagined that love to be as it is ..and I really did know what love was ..but not like what I have learned since knowing Christ and having him in me ..............

If you have LOVE you have GOD ..and I believe that those who do have LOVE (real genuine love) they will come to know the Lord before it is to late ...of that I have no doubt ....but if not ..the bible says they will TURN COLD .....the bible says many hearts will grow cold ....and become reprobate ...so you cant just hang onto the fact that you have love ..because that love during really hard times may not be there anymore ...when numero uno is in a bind ...love goes out the door and self takes over ...you will kill maybe and steal maybe etc just to survive .....and for sure many who thought they had love will find out it may not have been sincere love after all ...

Even the word says there are people who have no concience and do not care about anyone other than self ...those people have no morals whatsover and they may not kill or steal ...but they sure put themselves above all others and only love those who love them etc ..etc etc

And alot of times even some so called believers only obey the comandments and do good just for reward etc ..and to be seen of men ...with no genuine concern for anyone ...GOD knows your heart and your intent so those people are not going to get away with anything ...neither will the unbeliever ...





[edit on 7-1-2009 by Simplynoone]



posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 09:28 PM
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I am sorry Ky if it sounds like I am being judgmental ...I dont mean to come off sounding like that ....

[edit on 7-1-2009 by Simplynoone]



posted on Jan, 8 2009 @ 05:35 AM
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Hey I am not concerned. We don't agree but that doesn't mean things can't be civil which they are. So I have no issues

Truth be told I would be proud to call most people here friend. So we don't agree on some fundamental things. If that means we can't be friends then there is something wrong with us, not the system.

No concerns, healthy debate is like a good colonic; it's a cleansing process to ultimately help you find the real you

Or if you don't like that then here is this one...

As the famous proctologist once said; "This too shall pass"

Ok...I think I've traveled down that road...wish I hadn't but ..eh :-p

for colon-related remarks :-p

-Kyo

[edit on 8-1-2009 by KyoZero]



posted on Jan, 8 2009 @ 12:48 PM
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Simplynoone



Morals is not just about not stealing killing etc .. It is about loving your neighbor as yourself ...loving your enemies ....doing good to those who despitefully use you .not an eye for an eye but a turning of the other cheek ....loving those who HaTE YOU ....etc etc ...it goes deeper than just dont kill or steal ..


Very true.

But atheists and non-believers can behave in the manner you describe.

People with a conscience will not,for example,cause an animal pain because in turn it causes them pain too,and guilt.

A belief in god does not have to teach you that.Its innate.




Solarskye

Good questions.
Capital punishment can be classed as immoral,but justice is the biggest factor.
Abortion (except in certain cases) will always be immoral,but will always be accepted because to not accept means back alley abortions,abandoned children etc.




Irish M1ck



I believe segregation is fundamentally evil.


I agree.
Segregation comes down to one thing,and thats superiority.The attitude of,'we are better than you.' And such a thing can never ever be good.


[edit on 8-1-2009 by DantesLost]



posted on Jan, 8 2009 @ 06:34 PM
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Originally posted by Simplynoone
Morals is not just about not stealing killing etc ..
It is about loving your neighbor as yourself ...loving your enemies ....doing good to those who despitefully use you .not an eye for an eye but a turning of the other cheek ....loving those who HaTE YOU ....etc etc ...it goes deeper than just dont kill or steal ..


And yes alot of those who claim to be Christians lack in morals ...because they never really did accept the Lord COMPLETELY In their heart


But what about the many of those who didn't accept the Lord into their heart and still live by those very morals you spoke before? What about those people?

Not only that, but those people are more inclined to love their neighbor who is Muslim, Hindu, or gay, because they have no text to tell them that they shouldn't.



posted on Jan, 8 2009 @ 09:17 PM
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Hello Danteslost. My Sister worked with a gent called Pat for ten years and he was an atheist. He thought when you die, thats it!

That was his belief as a human being and rightly so! (he unfortunately died of cancer).

She always talks about Pat in a way that was funny ( I met him and he was a laugh ), but also respectful. He never slagged any religion or belief but promoted care between each other. So as a christian/spiritual/ not even sure person myself, I have to say his love of every human being made me what I think about people today.

I,m not atheist, I have my beliefs but I suppose what I,m saying is that I,ve learnt from someone else,s experiences. That I think is what life is all about, as long as you take the positives on board and dont hurt anyone on your way.

So maybe atheists are a mixture of people,

1. definately think there is nothing after death
2. possibly might be but its too far fetched
3. maybe but I just cant beleive it
4. denial ?
5. God and other things?

Who knows, and probably there,s a thousand more questions.

As Dave Allen said " may your god be with you ".

Albert

We are all the same



posted on Jan, 8 2009 @ 10:31 PM
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Originally posted by Irish M1ck

Originally posted by Simplynoone
Morals is not just about not stealing killing etc ..
It is about loving your neighbor as yourself ...loving your enemies ....doing good to those who despitefully use you .not an eye for an eye but a turning of the other cheek ....loving those who HaTE YOU ....etc etc ...it goes deeper than just dont kill or steal ..


And yes alot of those who claim to be Christians lack in morals ...because they never really did accept the Lord COMPLETELY In their heart


But what about the many of those who didn't accept the Lord into their heart and still live by those very morals you spoke before? What about those people?

Not only that, but those people are more inclined to love their neighbor who is Muslim, Hindu, or gay, because they have no text to tell them that they shouldn't.



I believe if you truly did love them you would care what they were into or not into if it meant losing their soul would you not ? >>>
Would you not say something to a neighbor who was an Al Queda terrorist ?Who was about to give his life for his god allah ... Even if he was a really good decent guy but he was about to give his life (by blowing himself up for his supposed god )..or would you just tell him ..hey whatever you want to believe then its fine by me ? >>...who am I to try and tell you your wrong and your beliefs are messed up and you serve the wrong god buddy ....



[edit on 8-1-2009 by Simplynoone]



posted on Jan, 8 2009 @ 10:43 PM
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What if that Muslim neighbor was about to kill his wife because his bible says he can ...what would you do then ? >.....
What if that Iranian neighbor had a rock and was about to parade in the streets if New York beating the demons out (like they do in their own country)...what would you say to him ?

If you really cared for them truly ...you would certainly say something ..


I actually have a neighbor that sounds like you ...she always says she has no problem with other beliefs and yet she hates mine ...she got really really sick and was praying to this that and the other (godesses,earth fairies etc) ..reading self help books galore ...nothing worked ..so she went to Dr after Dr after Dr who all said they could not do anything but operate again and again ...which she got sick and tired of ...And I just told her (because I love her) LOOK why dont you call the real one and only LIVING GOD for help asking in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord ......
She got so mad ...then a few days later she went to my Dr (which I had no idea he would ask her to pray with him ) (who is a real Christian ) and he flat out told her he could do nothing but operate or PRAY with her ....he asked if he could pray with her and he did right there in the OFFICE (and she came home crying she was so touched by the presence of God in him ) and she got better and is now completely HEALED >>>.
Because he cared enough for her to just let it all hang out (Asking to pray with her) ............even though she did not believe ..and it could have been offensive to her but he cared more about her health and sadness and pain more than he did wether or not he would offend her ..

She would not pray with me because she thinks I am a dodo head lol ...She looks down on me because she thinks I am not very smart and she is so much smarter than me ...but my Dr is smarter than her so she listened to him ..lol .......I am glad ....I wanted her to get better and prayed for her constantly .......


[edit on 8-1-2009 by Simplynoone]



posted on Jan, 8 2009 @ 10:45 PM
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See this is exactly what I mean though. I said Muslim, not al Qaeda. They are not synonymous. If an al Qaeda operative lived next door to me and I knew he was going to blow himself up?

I'd call the cops. That's what I would do. In a perfect world, I would not tell him that he is going to lose his soul, I'd tell him that he's killing innocent people, which serves no good purpose, and that no all knowing God would approve of such things anyway.

That's in a perfect world. In the real world... I'd call the cops. But that's what I mean. I have no moral obligation to think down on Muslims, other religions, and gays. I have no real reason to look down upon anybody except those who do immoral things.

And let's be honest, the Muslims have a chance of being right also (not about the jihad thing, but at least their faith being the correct one), which means you could be the one losing your soul for practicing the wrong religion.


Originally posted by Simplynoone
What if that Muslim neighbor was about to kill his wife because his bible says he can ...what would you do then ? >.....
What if that Iranian neighbor had a rock and was about to parade in the streets if New York beating the demons out (like they do in their own country)...what would you say to him ?

If you really cared for them truly ...you would certainly say something ..


I would say something. Those are not immoral things only to religious people. That would also offend any atheist, agnostic, christian, or most people in general. Of course I, and most other people, would say something.

[edit on 1/8/2009 by Irish M1ck]



posted on Jan, 8 2009 @ 11:37 PM
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I never said he was gonna blow up others ...just himself ...

SO you think caring enough about your neighbor to tell them what they believe will have serious consequences in this life and the after life is looking down on them ?
Or telling them that the god they serve is not being any sort of a God to ask them to blow themselves up ...some of you dont have any problem telling GW BUSH and the Republicans that ..Why would an Extremist Muslim be excluded .........and why would that be in your eyes considered looking down on them ? >>>>Wouldnt you care enough about them to try and set them straight on what kind of god they are serving ?Some of you have no problem saying something to us Christians about some of the things that are in the OT >..do you tells us this because you care or not ? >..

Oh wait so you think the Police can set them straight eh ...does Gitmo actually help them with their beliefs and try to show them the right way ? NO >>
But yet thats who you would call .....and get them KILLED and tormented ...before they even had a chance to hear the truth about their beliefs and how they are messed up ...

Guess you really care enough about the soul of that person to just have him IMPRISONED AND POSSIBLY KILLED eh ...nice loving kind gesture for a loving neighbor .. NOT >..

I personally would try my best to see if I could get through to him and possibly change his mind before he blew himself up ...then if that did not work I would then call the police just so he could not hurt himself ..but FIRST I WOULD CARE enough to help him change his beliefs ......

Thats what I meant .....if you care enough about your neighbor you would consider trying to help save him from DEATH and HELL would you not >?



posted on Jan, 8 2009 @ 11:43 PM
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Lets get back to the point ...would you take that poor 18 year old extremist muslim in and feed him that last piece of bread you had in your house that you were saving for your own dinner later ?No you would not even allow him in your house I bet .....Oh wait ..if he was hungry and begging for bread you may call the cops on him for that too ...never mind ...


What your telling me is that we are not our brothers keeper right ?
Well I disagree ....we are all in this world together ...and yes we are our brothers keepers and we all have a moral obligation to eachother ..whether we like it or not ..that is LOVE >....




[edit on 8-1-2009 by Simplynoone]



posted on Jan, 9 2009 @ 04:16 AM
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And let's be honest, the Muslims have a chance of being right also (not about the jihad thing, but at least their faith being the correct one), which means you could be the one losing your soul for practicing the wrong religion.


Or I pose another option, they are all right just not 100% right due to the machinations of those that use religion like a device of control.



posted on Jan, 9 2009 @ 10:27 AM
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Originally posted by Simplynoone
I never said he was gonna blow up others ...just himself ...

SO you think caring enough about your neighbor to tell them what they believe will have serious consequences in this life and the after life is looking down on them ?


You said an "al Qaeda terrorist"... they don't just blow themselves up. No, I believe telling an al Qaeda terrorist that will get you killed before you get to the word Jesus.


Or telling them that the god they serve is not being any sort of a God to ask them to blow themselves up ...some of you dont have any problem telling GW BUSH and the Republicans that ..Why would an Extremist Muslim be excluded .........and why would that be in your eyes considered looking down on them ? >>>>Wouldnt you care enough about them to try and set them straight on what kind of god they are serving ?Some of you have no problem saying something to us Christians about some of the things that are in the OT >..do you tells us this because you care or not ? >..


I don't have any trouble telling the whole lot of them that, but I'm not walking up to one and doing that. That's just asking to get killed. Insulting an already dangerous person's beliefs is possibly the dumbest thing you can do.

That would be like writing an open letter to the UnaBomber telling him how he is wrong about society, and then not expecting a package in the mail.


Oh wait so you think the Police can set them straight eh ...does Gitmo actually help them with their beliefs and try to show them the right way ? NO >>
But yet thats who you would call .....and get them KILLED and tormented ...before they even had a chance to hear the truth about their beliefs and how they are messed up ...


Again, you said al Qaeda. Not sure if you know how they work, but they do not just blow themselves up. So yes, in the name of saving many lives, including my own from stupidity, I would call the police.


Guess you really care enough about the soul of that person to just have him IMPRISONED AND POSSIBLY KILLED eh ...nice loving kind gesture for a loving neighbor .. NOT >..


Can I at least walk in with a bomb squad suit on?


I personally would try my best to see if I could get through to him and possibly change his mind before he blew himself up ...then if that did not work I would then call the police just so he could not hurt himself ..but FIRST I WOULD CARE enough to help him change his beliefs ......


Good luck with that.


Thats what I meant .....if you care enough about your neighbor you would consider trying to help save him from DEATH and HELL would you not >?


No, I would not be dumb enough to walk into an al Qaeda-operative's house and tell him he is going to hell for not believing in Jesus. I hope you wouldn't do that either.



posted on Jan, 9 2009 @ 10:33 AM
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Originally posted by Simplynoone
Lets get back to the point ...would you take that poor 18 year old extremist muslim in and feed him that last piece of bread you had in your house that you were saving for your own dinner later ?No you would not even allow him in your house I bet .....Oh wait ..if he was hungry and begging for bread you may call the cops on him for that too ...never mind ...


What your telling me is that we are not our brothers keeper right ?
Well I disagree ....we are all in this world together ...and yes we are our brothers keepers and we all have a moral obligation to eachother ..whether we like it or not ..that is LOVE >....


How would I know he was an extremist Muslim? Would I feed a Muslim who was at my door step begging for food? Yes.

Remember, I said Muslim, and you brought up extremist. That should tell you something about your views on Muslims.



posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 11:26 AM
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1) Muslims are not allowed to kill their wives.Those who practice 'honour killings' are 'extremists' and are actually going against the teachings of the Qur'an.

2) How would you know if the hungry Muslim at your door was a terrorist?

3)


I personally would try my best to see if I could get through to him and possibly change his mind before he blew himself up ...then if that did not work I would then call the police just so he could not hurt himself ..but FIRST I WOULD CARE enough to help him change his beliefs ......


You really think you would have enough time to do all of that?



posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 11:36 AM
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Well I would try anyway .....lol ...

I would risk my own life to try and save him from dieing or killing others ..
I LOVE MY ENEMIES enough to try and save them....



posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 01:09 PM
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I know many Christians that have no morals, or claim to be righteous but behind closed doors - are not. The difference is; they use religion to hide them.

Working in human behavior if I have heard this once, I have heard it hundreds of times; my father was an elder, pastor, minister, yada, yada, "But boy, no one knew who he really was in the church! If they only knew! He puts on a different face in church and is entirely different at home."

Of course it would only be the religious that would make your claim in the OP. Atheists are just not using a facade to cover up with. It is a typical blanket statement by those who are looking to criticize and to cast the first stone.

I have found that those who are the most critical of others are often more guilty than those whom they are prosecuting!!



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