- Religion and Philosophy
Morals/Morality Comes for the Bible? Think Again!
Morality does not come from the Bible - It comes from our experiences. The bible merely affirms them. Those whose experiences taught them to be peaceful will pick-and-choose the peaceful biblical verses while those whose experiences taught them to punish those who they disagree with under the coverup reason that they are "evil" will choose the violent verses involving slaughters and mass killings.
The bible is a source of violence as well as peace. It is this ambiguity that makes it so popular. Like Waiting for Godot and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, verses are highly open to interpretation. ANYONE can interpret the bible in a way that seems to confirm their deepest desires. Everyone likes being told what they want to hear.
To the Christians to claim Atheists are violent murders who care nothing about anyone's lives, consider this:
How many wars/murders are fought for the sake of promoting atheism?
How many for religion?
Hitler (catholic) fought WW2 because he believed it was his Destiny from God, the crusades,
The arab-isreali conflict over jerusalum, WW1, War of the Three Henry's, 30 years War ........
Religion led to the deaths of millions of Jews, thousands of modern day honor killings, segregation/discrimination, little rights towards gays/lesbians, killing of innocent people (witch trials), halt in scientific progress, the refusal to understand the world (resulting in thousands of deaths due to idiot parents who refuse to vaccinate their children), political unfairness, and so on in a neverending list.