posted on Nov, 19 2012 @ 10:47 AM
reply to post by luciddream
Keep in mind that some atheists have done/do horrible things and have no sense of morality. I don't think it's faith or lack of that determines
morality, it's the individual's personality.
Anyways, as for OP's questions. I don't know if I can really answer them properly because I'm kind of different when it comes to 'faith'. I
don't deny the possibility that there may be some supernatural force or intelligence out there that brought everything into existence. It might be
true. But if it is true, I don't care about it, and I don't care about my reason for being here if there is one. I'm not going to be subservient to
something when I didn't even ask to be here in the first place. I don't owe it a thing. My answers probably don't matter, but I'll answer
1) Yes and no, it would confirm that all existence is indeed pointless, and that would change my mindset somewhat, but I'd be the same as I was
before in some ways because as I said, I don't care even if there is a "spiritual path."
2) No, just because life is pointless and ultimately meaningless doesn't mean that we should take it out on other people.
3) I don't know what this implies exactly. Indulgence? I already indulge in a fair amount of things without worrying about consequences, so no, I
wouldn't be doing these things more. But I wouldn't be doing them any less either
4) No. I always help people if I can just because I don't want to see anybody suffer.
5) I don't feel shackled now because I don't fear consequences. So neither. I would remain the same.
I'm a fairly decent person. I never harm animals or people. I'm always friendly and give everybody the benefit of the doubt upon meeting somebody
new. I will help people if I can and won't expect anything in return. I guess my only downfall is my sense of humor. I tend to make (and laugh at
other people's) jokes when major catastrophes happen. I guess maybe it's just easier to deal with things that way. Laughter is the best medicine