Mandy Posted January 26, 2019 Share Posted January 26, 2019 Do you know how Christians are always saying we have no moral compass without belief in god? I was just thinking. Perhaps many of them stay in their religion because they are afraid they won’t know how to live without their imaginary friend, made up rules, and the whole charade. They have been told for so long how to live and what to say and do and even think that the idea of doing all of these things without any direction terrifies them. Honestly there’s a problem when the only thing keeping you from murdering someone or raping someone or molesting a child or abusing another person in any way is an ancient book which lays out contradictions left and right regarding these moral concepts. How would one even begin to gain their morality from an immoral book? Hell even if it’s simply laws set forth by a legal system that keep you from hurting or killing other people then there’s an issue. Would we we know what was right and wrong if we were not told so? I’m pretty certain we would. Ultimately we all come to this understanding differently anyhow. I don’t think any of us have the exact same morals either. You could participate in the same religion, worship the same god, and go to the same church but you could hold entirely different beliefs about what is right and wrong. Or you may hold the same belief about right and wrong on a certain subject but simply decide not to adhere to your belief sometimes. You know something isn’t right but you do it anyhow. We all have done that at some point in our lives. People don’t have to attend a church or have a belief in god to know what the fuck is going on. Societal norms, the people we are around, acceptable behavior, we all learn it. Beyond making informed decisions about our behavior based on our observations of the world around us it is important to understand that morality is rather subjective. If anything we should thank our wonderful beautiful abilitiy to REASON for any sort of morality we possess. I’m just going to say it, I’m pretty sure it’s an evolution thing. Think about it. When our brains grew larger so did our cognitive abilities and also through evolution we gained the ability to speak. Without speech, cognition, reason and ultimately the process of evolution - this whole list of rights and wrongs wouldn’t have came about. We would still be primitive beings. So I thank evolution for it. God doesn’t get credit for morals. I may have put this in the wrong section of the website, not sure. If it needs to be moved please do so. 4 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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