[quote]"Morality is doing what is right regardless of what you're told. Religion is doing what you are told regardless of what is right." Pretty much sums it all up, don't you think?
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|by Anonymous||reply 24||12/03/2012|
Great quote, OP.
These two quotes have been in my email signature since 1996, and they are even more relevant today.
"One of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the great struggle for independence." ~ Charles A. Beard
"When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance becomes Duty"
|by Anonymous||reply 1||08/03/2011|
Religion and morality today are nearly unrelated
|by Anonymous||reply 2||08/03/2011|
I agree, somewhat, R2.
All of the major religions in the world -Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buhddism, Hinduism, etc.- all have comon themes. Don't steal, don't kill, don't lie, love thy neighbor, try to do the right thing- these universal teachings get wrapped up in dogma by the power hungry elites, and then they are used to corrupt what started out as a great plan for living an honorable, happy life.
I don't hate religion (I'm mostly agnostic) but I recognize their power and utility as guides on how to live a good life.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||08/03/2011|
To whom is this pearl of wisdom attributed?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||08/03/2011|
That's terrific. Sad that the world is so fixated on the latter.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||08/03/2011|
It's harder for people to follow what's truly right and not what some dogmatic, paternal figure telling you how to think and behave.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||08/03/2011|
[quote]Morality is doing what is right regardless of what you're told. Who gets to say what is "right"? Who gets to say what is moral? "Right" and morality are completely subjective things. In the greater scheme of things, morality, good, evil, whatever -- these things don't exist.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||08/03/2011|
According to your quote, OP, Adolf Hitler and the Unabomber -- to name just two out of countless examples -- were moral paragons.%0D %0D They both did what they felt was right, in spite of religious backgrounds that would have condemned most of their actions.%0D %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 8||08/04/2011|
On the contrary. Adolf was a good Catholic and tried always to conform. Ted K. was well aware he was not being moral. Indeed, he never claimed to be.%0D
|by Anonymous||reply 9||08/06/2011|
"Wish in one hand, shit in another, and see which fills up fastest."%0D %0D My personal fave.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||08/06/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 11||06/20/2012|
Is r8 being willfully dense?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/20/2012|
[quote]To whom is this pearl of wisdom attributed?
Tara Reid, in a fit of poetic inspiration.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/20/2012|
When someone does something deliberately harmful to other people and they offer up some kind of excuse, it's always religion. If it weren't for hate, no one would have any need for religion.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||06/20/2012|
Who decides what's right, OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||06/20/2012|
Very good. Thanks, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||06/20/2012|
R15, thousands of years of cultural wisdom (from Hindu to Muslim to Jewish to Shinto to whatever) lays it out- don't steal, don't kill, don't lie, don't cheat- and thus clearly demonstrates right and wrong.
Your rights as a person can only conflict with my rights if you engage in these behaviors.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/20/2012|
Don't steal. (Taxes)
Don't kill. (overseas wars)
Don't lie. (lies about said wars, etc.)
Don't cheat. (don't lie to the public and then tell them you are doing them a favor. See FDA, TSA, IRS, FDIC...)
|by Anonymous||reply 18||12/03/2012|
"Who gets to say what is "right"? Who gets to say what is moral? "Right" and morality are completely subjective things. In the greater scheme of things, morality, good, evil, whatever -- these things don't exist"
I totally agree.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||12/03/2012|
I thought morality was doing the right thing even if no one else is looking.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||12/03/2012|
Too bad politics is based on theft, murder and deceit.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||12/03/2012|
r9 - Hitler was not a good Catholic; he never left the Church because his power base was in Bavaria, which is filled with conservative Catholics. Nazism was anti-religious and Christianity was considered debilitating to the srength of the volk (people-state).
r19 - of course you are sociopath, obviously OP decides what's right. Please keep up!
|by Anonymous||reply 22||12/03/2012|
"You cannot live the perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you."
"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because character is what really you are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."
"Failure is not fatal. But failure to change might be."
|by Anonymous||reply 23||12/03/2012|
[quote] Who gets to say what is "right"? Who gets to say what is moral?
Hopefully Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian
|by Anonymous||reply 24||12/03/2012|