To the one who claims there is no God but also claims to live "morally", how do you define moral correctness? What is your standard? If we are to claim that there exists moral and immoral, then a comparison is drawn between the moral and immoral. Any comparison must have a point of reference, a standard. What, then, is your standard of "morality"? From where does it come, and from where does it derive its authority?
Those were just a few thoughts I had while perusing this thread...
I live a "moral" life. I learned my morals from the way I was treated and I learned that others should never be treated this way. I don't believe in god but, I believe that I should help others out in this world; because I would like the same. No one is forcing me to live a "moral" life but I choose to because I think it's the right way to go.
Helping others gives me a sense of happiness. Living this life alone and without anyone to help you is horrible and I had to learn that the hard way (in fact I chose to keep all my thoughts buried inside me and I refused to let anyone help me), so I would never want anyone else to feel as if they are alone.
Why don't I believe in god?
Too many things in the bible conflict with what I believe. The bible tells us that we should never disrespect our parents, even if they are hurting you. The bible tells us to hate the inevitable (what do I mean? Homosexuality is inevitable and yet the bible tells us to hate people who are homosexual, even though it isn't their fault).
Also the idea of god seems illogical, but is at the same time possible (because the idea beats logic). Right now I'm a bit less than open-minded on whether or not god exists. It's basically impossible to prove whether or not god exists because no one has proof for him, so there is no proof against him. If we do decide to argue on his existence then we are always bound to run into unlogical and unprovable "facts". For example, I could say that your life sucks and that you have no purpose, but then you could say basically ANYTHING to defeat my argument such as "god is putting me through trials to test my faith", or "because god was bored of sitting around and doing nothing, he created humans".
The only reason people choose to stick to religion is because they're waiting to be dead. They want a reason to wait and stick to life (because life sucks major ass) so they choose religion, because religion offers hope and offers a "heaven" after life. People aren't 'mature' enough to accept the fact that their lives are "meaningless" and that there is basically nothing they will get out of living through their everyday troubles. (I know my life is meaningless, but I "like" life so i choose to live on, even though at times it is a living hell).
People aren't mature enough to accept that they've made mistakes so they choose to pray and seek forgiveness from the "lord", because that's the only way they can "forgive themselves." Basically religion gives you forgiveness for praying to the lord everyday, people think that this is the easier way out instead of facing their problems (p.s they are right[from personal experience])
Is there really a lord out there keeping tally on what good deeds every single person of that 6.3 billion human population has done?
P.S.S I'm watching the Zeitgeist right now, I suggest you do too.http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 1611744924
it basically explains why there are so many parallels between religions such as the birth of an "idol" (such as Jesus and other mythological creatures) on december 25th, or why there are always 12 followers or why there are 3 kings looking for the "idol" (again like Jesus), or why the "idol" always dies for 3 days and then is resurrected, or why Christianity is plagiarized off a religion more than 2500 years older. It's ALL linked to astrological patterns such as the Constellations, the rotation of Earth on it's axis ect. It also explains why people think there is going to be the "End of the world" which is a "typo", the phrase is supposed to be "end of the age". (I will be there with you.... end of the world ->>> I will be there with you.... end of the age). I don't have enough time to watch the whole video but I suggest you do.