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Post by psillery » Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:28 pm

Ygern wrote:
RobbieB wrote:... In a way, isn't religious dogma essentialy for people with no moral compass of their own?
The alarming part was so many of them replied with great relish, in detail how they saw that they would become murderers, rapists, looters etc if there was no god to 'stop them'.
Man that is scary! The only thing stopping these people comitting rape and murder is the fear of punishment in the next life? Talk about morally corrupt!
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Post by Ygern » Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:39 pm

psillery wrote: Talk about morally corrupt!
I couldn't agree more. It's one of the things about most religions that I find morally dubious ... that ultimately you are not to blame for the bad you do (its the devil), nor are you capable of doing good (it was God working through you).

Its a rather nihilistic approach to life. Why bother to do anything?

Of course not all Christians are this simple-minded, to be fair to them. But then they would probably fall into the category of those who 'believe in belief of God' rather than actual 'believing in God'.

You can't claim to be a true Christian AND follow all of its teachings AND follow all its holy texts AND keep a straight face.
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