posted on Jul, 6 2011 @ 07:26 AM
reply to post by RealTruthSeeker
So in other words you'd rather be disobedient?
As humans do we not have our own rules we would like our kids to follow?
It scares me that if God was proved wrong tommorow, you'd think that anything goes; raping, killing, theiving, and lying.
I don't need a book, or a dictator to be obedient to; i'm good because i want to be remembered fondly by those who i loved; I'm good because i want to
Human decency doesn't come from religion; it precedes it.
And let's not forget that the word of God is just as temporamental as democratic law. Not many Christians would admit to being homophobes; many
Christians and believers wear mixed fabrics; many do not respect the Sabbath day; many are just as disobedient of scripture as any atheist - Those
with "vague" faith.
You're forgetting that the bible has to catch up to modern morality; because it's unfit for our society, much of the ethical and moral teaching is
either abhorrent; or could do with an update.
Again, i don't need to be good because of an old book; it devalues acts of goodness if you're expecting a reward, or worried that you might go to
I'm only being disobedient to what men wrote along time ago, men who condoned slavery; and the stoning of people.
If God exists, and he's benevolent, he will forgive me for not believing ancient scripture; he will forgive me for being honest with my convcition;
and he'll forgive me because i tried to be a moral human being.
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