Saturday, January 27, 2018

Favorite Quotes: Religion Morality

"The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion."

-Arthur C. Clarke

One of the first debates of conservative Christians against those who believe in no gods, is that one cannot be moral without God. I'm sure Muslims and other faiths use the same argument in countries where Christianity is not the majority-religion. Ultra-evangelical Christians are often delusional enough to believe that only Christians can be good. The two most charitable men in the world are Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. Bill Gates believes more in science than religion, while Warren Buffet certainly is the more irreligious of the two. What motivates them to do good? Common human decency maybe? 


4 comments:

  1. I've heard this argument one too many times. I absolutely do not agree. Some of the nicest, least judgmental and most tolerant people I know are not religious. You don't need religion to be moral. If you don't behave morally, you lack compassion and empathy, not religion.

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  2. Religion will say and do anything to keep its claws in people, i.e. keep its power over them.

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  3. Intriguing quote, Adam! Thanks for sharing it! What makes me crazy is religious people claiming moral superiority when they act far worse than people who are not.

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