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Will you murder, steal or commit adultery?

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    jomineposted 6 years ago

    I've heard people saying if it wasn't for religion, people would do all sorts of criminal activities.
    Will you do any of these, if there is no god or religion?
    If you don't, why you think others will do all these?
    If you think you would, your personality is wrong, then why you judge others by your yardstick? Do you think nobody can be better than you?

    1. habee profile image93
      habeeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think I could commit murder.

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I dunno habee......... ya never can be sure!

        Some Australian tourist may come lookin fer vittles and go a raidin yer pantry!

        That might make you break out the ole 12 gauge. smile or one of us may catch up with the person responsible for the dump in our profile scores these last few days! lol

    2. DoubleScorpion profile image78
      DoubleScorpionposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Other than defending My country, my family or myself, I would have no reason to kill anyone. I have no reason to steal, as everything needed to live can be provided in nature. As far as adultery, I wouldn't have gotten married if I wasn't interested in settling down with just one woman.

    3. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, people have been deluded into thinking that there would be no moral value put on life without religion.
      There's no god as it is now and I don't do any of those you mention as it is.
      Because for centuries people have been made to think that they MUST answer to a higher authority and fail to realize that the highest authority is self to begin with. This is the hidden truth, people are not allowed to know, because a notion developed long ago says that "chaos would ensue".
      I uphold others to a level or morality(standards) I would hold for myself, which is based on conscience understanding, derived from discerned wisdom(truth).
      It's not based on whether or not someone is better than myself. It's about understanding self and the wisdom(truth) about the best path to live a good life. smile

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    Holmes221bposted 6 years ago

    The fact that most people would agree that murder is wrong would suggest that it is not religion which gave these concepts to society, but that it is society which gave them to religion.  There are evolutionary reasons why murder and other immoral acts are fundamentally wrong, and it is simply untrue that without religion, people would have no concept of morality.  In fact when looking at some of the immoral acts that have been committed in the name of religion, such as genocide, misogyny, murder, terrorism, burnings, beheadings, racism, the crusades, wars, the persecution of the Jews, torture etc, then I cannot see where religion may be said to have any claim to morality.  Where religion has done good in the world, such as feeding the poor, providing homes for the homeless etc, this has often been a development of modern times, based upon modern secular ideas of morality and equality.  The ideals of the Enlightenment and democracy have provided religion with a new idea of morality, which is to the benefit of religion and to society at large.

  3. R.S. Hutchinson profile image83
    R.S. Hutchinsonposted 6 years ago

    I will murder your fears
    I will steal your heart
    and ...

    I got nothing for the adultery one. smile

    RS for President!

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    jomineposted 6 years ago

    I wonder why no "believers" reply?

  5. Greek One profile image76
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    I would steal and fornicate

  6. tobey100 profile image61
    tobey100posted 6 years ago

    I would only kill if my mistress discovered I'd embezzled from her.

  7. Stacie L profile image86
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    If I had to commit murder in order to survive,then yes.
    I would have to steal food if I was dying of hunger..
    and I don't care about the third..lol

  8. maven101 profile image79
    maven101posted 6 years ago

    Would I murder.? Depends on your definition of murder...Is self-defence murder..? Is sniping an enemy combatant in time of war murder..? Is the slaughter of millions in the name of Communism murder..? It depends on your perspective...Someone comes into my house and threatens my family, I'm gonna kill the SOB or die trying...I've killed in combat, sometimes impersonal, and sometimes very personal...I've reconciled myself to that time of survival...

    Would I steal..? Yes, if every other option had been exhausted to survive, to  recoup a loss because of fraud or intimidation...

    Would I commit adultery..? Only if my wife became disinterested in sex, which happens to some women as they get older...I'm sure the same is true for some women that have husbands that are physically unable or just lack the passion of their youth...