I have notied many people on here say or imply that the only ones who have an moral code or code of conduct are those who are in church. They constantly put down anyone who do not go to church or is in any denomination that they think the should be a part of. How do people learn civilized existence with others and why such a dividion? Who tells you these things and how doe one learn them?
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Thank you for your answer. I do agree with you. It is not a religious thing.
U r right. Religion is not the sole provider of moral codes because whether religion existed or not, we all still have to co-exist on this big ball called Earth!
Co-exist you say? Last time I checked, war, violence, intolerance and prejudice still continue to plague humanity the world over ...
So what does Mathew 5: 43-48 tell us? Jesus did also say that all the laws are in our hearts and minds. I agree that we have the rights and wrongs and the ability to make choices from that.
You are correct in that Society dictates the moral compass that all need to adhere too, not releigion.
So if some society were to, say, legalize Pedophilia and allowed these to marry their young lovers, would Pedophilia suddenly become moral behavior?
JOP, is that something that you are looking forward to? You seem to refer to it a lot!
JOP, who decides what society wants?
Apparently, pedophilia is biblically moral. Look how many priests engage in this behavior. And the abrahamic religions encourage men to marry very young women. Mohamed married an 8 year old. Christian men seem to prefer young girls too.
How very benighted of you to make such a ludicrous claim. Pro Tip: Actually read the Bible in full before commenting on it.
That's like asking how many trees make a forest. Society merely reflects the attitude of its constituents.
@Joseph, what in the world does that have to do with anything here?
Debra - JOP has copied/pasted this very same response into many different places. It still doesn't make sense and I would delete it if I were you as it is rather inflammatory and meant to be so.
It proves Atheists can be just as cruel and inhuman as Antichrists.
AS, JOP thinks that I am an atiest and the antichrist becuz I am not doing what he wants me to do or think. That in no way makes his presumtion true. I will let it stay for 24 hours and then it is gone.
He copied and pasted the same paragraph twice on this page! And I have seen it several times before as well.
AS Okay his comment is gone.
So many? Although I don't think ANY conduct like this is permissible, the reality is it is a fraction of clergy that have done that. U r right that we get our moral code from the land and the culture, which is predominately from religion. thnx
Only because religion was so prominent. Religion is losing steam these days as people find that bigotry and "holier than thou" attitudes don't work anymore. It really always comes down to gold. He who has the gold, makes the rules!
Religion is not losing steam! lol How in the world did u get that? There is a new church popping up on every corner. I have lived n a lot of different regions and mass #'s r up. The % of Christians is the same as it was 100 yrs ago. Islam is higher
Biz, we probably read different sources and they are slanted toward our own ways of thinking (else why would we read them?). We shall have to agree to disagree on whether religion is steady, growing, or waning.
Regardless, it's not going anywhere soon
Nope, the comment is still on this one. This was the first place he pasted it at.
Okay I deleted it again and it seems to be gone this time.
Of course you judge! Everyone has internal criteria with which to judge others. It's human nature. We sometimes have to instantly judge people. The ones that want to hurt us. Otherwise, we judge by what criteria is generally accepted these days.
U don't seem 2 have read the context of my statement. I don't judge in the way according to hard-line atheists. Yes I do have opinions, so if that is what u r implying as "judging".
Judges decisions are call "opinions" or haven't you heard that? Are you afraid to admit you're human? Yes, opinion = judgement (doesn't matter if you're an atheist or a believer.
Did I not say, yes I have opinions? So r u saying it is ok 2 judge? I am not sure what u r getting at.
Ok, read all of these comments again, including your answer and maybe you'll fivure it out.
Not only is it ok to judge, it's a biological necessity for the perpetuation of a species.
Exactly! You can't say you don't judge people when you do. Calling it an opinion is no excuse.
Easy every1, just calm down and take a chill pill. I agreed w/ u. Plus that has nothing 2 do w/ the question. I mentioned it almost in passing, so please unwind your undergarments & lets try 2 move on