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seneca Post time: 2014-3-29 12:19
I am not saying that atheists a priori have no morals; atheists question the morals of religious p ...
I agree overall, people in general are in survival mode, and rightfully so in some cases. Given the atmosphere in the world as it is, which can be cruel and unsympathetic, people still have to make ends meet. For most, the odds of achievement are stacked against them. The thought of an easy route to success is as tempting as the apple in the tree of knowledge, Adam and Eve. The point, evil is embedded in all of us, yet only a handful are strong enough to stay the path of their moral obligations. Although these moral obligations are part of religious beliefs, they are not limited to the individuals practicing their beliefs. The facts are, we don't live in as perfect a world as some would like. Myself, when in contact with evil, will turn and walk away. For others, yes, they will follow the easy path to success and probably reach their goals ahead of schedule at the cost of anyone's expense. Religions have been the beacon to follow for those willing to suffer from the evil in the world, but we cannot limit it as being the only beacon of hope. Religions have rules, laws to obey. Governments, made up of people of all beliefs have rules or laws also. Prisons and or fines are set up to isolate people who wish to break these laws. Yet, with all these laws in place, we still have a group of degenerates that will eat from the tree of knowledge. Perhaps, the sentencing or punishments are not as fitting the crime as one would like?