I thought I made it clear that I wasn’t calling you ignorant, but that you were steeped in an argument from ignorance.
Jeffrey Dahmer a serial killer, sex offender and cannibal said, “If a person doesn’t think there is a God to be accountable to, then what’s the point of trying to modify your behavior to keep it within acceptable ranges?”
Here, testedspirit demonstrates how his own views on morality are indistinguishable from psychopathy. After all, testedspirit believes that, without the fear of God, a testedspirit would (as testedspirit is testedspirit’s only frame of reference for the human psyche) behave in a manner similar to Jeffrey Dahmer.
This is especially disturbing, as it not only denies the myriad reasons not to behave in such a manner, but also underlines testedspirit’s own personal inclinations to rape, murder, and cannibalize homosexual men.
That is, of course, unless he concedes that there are plenty of extra-biblical foundations for morality, and that Jeffrey Dahmer was about as much a poster child for atheism as Adolph Hitler was for Christianity.
I wonder what he would choose…
Today’s awful mustachioed man:
Jeffrey Dahmer grew a mustache then became a serial killer, sex offender and cannibal.
I’m not looking for mocking, arrogance or an argument, just an answer.
I’m wondering where you believe morals came from?
I KNOW that I learned morality from a combination of my parents, my teachers, books & television, culture and other influential adults I knew in my childhood as well as, in my teenage and adult years, a mature and rational appreciation for the consequences of my actions.
When was it that humans started to discern right from wrong and what is the reasoning behind this?
Do you think that humans are unique in their ability to make moral choices? You clearly have a lot to learn. Humans aren’t special, we’re just very social animals who, long ago, observed that two heads are better than one, its as simple as that. Dolphins, Sparrows, ants, they all have their own version of it that works for them.
Aside from some scandalous issues that we still haven’t agreed on, how did people come to terms with what was and wasn’t acceptable and where did these thoughts that discerned right from wrong originate from in your eyes?
This is the same question as the last one. Here, just watch this:
Okay I had more than one question obviously but I was reading some literature that sparked my curiosity. While it’s undeniable that you don’t need religion to have morals, as a Christian I believe those morals are instilled by God.
So you’re stubbornly refusing to accept any answer to the questions you’re asking?
You can reply via this post or my inbox. Whichever suits you best.
Or perhaps suggest a book/article that would give some insight?
You’re entirely consumed by the argument from ignorance. That’s not to say you are an ignorant person, but you speak from a place of ignorance. Even if I couldn’t answer all your questions, you still wouldn’t have any more evidence for your belief in a magical sky ghost who grants wishes to good little boys and girls.
Right, some people believe bullshit and critical thinkers are skeptical of abracadabra claims.
Why did I go on the r/atheism subreddit? The FAQ is horrifying.
If you do decide to “come out,” then consider that “atheist” has many evil, hateful connotations to religious people. It’s right up there with “Satanist.”
What seems to be the problem? That seems accurate.
Catholic Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron of Detroit said on Sunday that Catholics who support gay marriage yet take the sacrament of Communion are contradicting themselves, echoing recent calls from a religious scholar for supporters of gay marriage to withdraw from taking the Eucharist.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Archbishop Vigneron said that Catholics who support gay marriage “deny the revelation Christ entrusted to the church.”
Oh, it’s just another example of the Catholic Church bullying its members into submission to conformity. “Agree with oppression and marginalization or else you’re not allowed to partake in the thing that we taught you an all-powerful god insists you partake in!”