26th July 2011

“Religion has nothing to do with morality, and is all about power fuelled by superstition.”

Anon.

11 Responses to “26th July 2011”

  1. nonDelusionalReality Says:

    And in fact no one’s religious myths, superstitions or absurdities need to be connected to societies morals and ethics in any way whatsoever.

    When the pope come out and condemns a man for drawing pictures instead of condemning the men who are killing others for their religious dogma. The real world knows morality does not come from the church. Religious beliefs are delusional and events in the real world prove this out on a daily basis.

    I think the community spirit and togetherness a gathering of people at church have is great. I think the love they feel for one another is great. But the minute they hang all that sociology on an invisible being who actually cares or has anything to do with any of it and has a book of rules. That is the primitive primate part of the brain talking and proof of evolution.

  2. solomon Says:

    Am I banned yet?

  3. solomon Says:

    Ahhhh…….only accusations

  4. nonDelusionalReality Says:

    Ahhh…. only superstitions, myths, & absurdities.

  5. Atheist MC Says:

    Aaaaah…Bisto

  6. Admin Says:

    Sol:

    Am I banned yet?

    No, just on the moderation list. If you stop name-calling and trolling people will see more of your posts.

    Trolling here is defined as making provocative statements without any factual basis.

    BTW insisting that what you believe is true whilst everyone else is wrong isn’t interesting or convincing. We want to know why you believe it.

  7. electrabotanical Says:

    While there are lovely poetic parts of the bible (ecclesiastes and the proverbs) and some fun stories – Jonah and Genesis, and some sociological wisdom – scattered throughout, the bible’s moral claims are undermined by the violence. How can a book that advocates wiping out the Caananites and prescribes proper conduct for slaves inspire anything but RELATIVE morality? You can get relative morality anywhere.

    I have a system. It’s called the Golden Rule – what goes around comes around –
    Christian version: “Treat others as you would like them to treat you” (Luke 6:31, New English Bible).

    Hindu version: “Let not any man do unto antoher any act that he wisheth not done to himself by others, knowing it to be painful to himself” (Mahabharata, Shanti Parva, cclx.21).

    Confucian version: “Do not do to others what you would not want them to do to you” (Analects, Book xii, #2).

    Buddhist version: “Hurt not others with that which pains yourself” (Udanavarga, v. 18).

    Jewish version: “What is hateful to yourself do not do to your fellow man. That is the whole of the Torah” (Babylonian Talmud, Shabbath 31a).

    Muslim version: “No man is a true believer unless he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself” (Hadith, Muslim, imam 71-72).

  8. Atheist MC Says:

    Please excuse the breach of etiquette but I’m going to link to a relevent post of my own as a response to the quote.

  9. solomon Says:

    Noted Admin.

  10. electrabotanical Says:

    Athiest, MC, you’re so polite for a godless heathen…

  11. RJ Says:

    electrabotanical………

    i really like the stuff you post !!

    now, about those cookies……………………