22nd February 2014

“Many people have a moral center that resides in their religious upbringing. This leads other people to claim that atheists must have no morals. I always find this funny, because my moral code, my sense of justice, fairness, and love, is what led me to repudiate religion, and my belief in God, in the first place.”

M. LeBlanc

2 Responses to “22nd February 2014”

  1. Jeff Says:

    I believe that M. LeBlanc is Mat LeBlanc, and so I will say “Go get ’em, Mat”, for your path is the one I traveled when I was 14 and 15 over 40 years ago. My moral code is mine – and much stronger than anything the churches ever taught, both from the standpoint of what it covers (i.e.; my responsibilities from myself at the bottom to the universe at large at the top) and the standpoint of how I live it. I do not ask that others adopt it, or even understand it, they don’t even have to know what it is. They are free to judge me by their standard, and I believe I’ll be OK with that judgement.

  2. Dan Says:

    At least the teachings attributed to Jesus aren’t all that immoral. They’re rather nice actually. It’s the rest of the Bible that is a moral abomination. But, even if you screen out the rest of the Bible, Gandhi still hit the nail on the head: “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

    But for me that’s beside the point. The most shocking thing to me growing up is that the rest of the people in church actually thought they were telepathically communicating with an almighty entity! It really shocked me as a kid that there are people who believe that stuff.