Joined: Sep. 2005
|Quote (Renier @ July 07 2006,02:51)|
|For some reason, many religious people think that if one is an atheist that that person becomes a detached, pessimistic robot. Nothing could be futher from the truth. |
I do think the atheist life view is a very good one. We don't look for supernatural explanations for things. good or bad, that happens in our lives. We understand that "life" happens, and with it comes the good and bad. Like everyone else we enjoy the good and try and deal with the bad as best we can.
In my experience of religious people, their view of atheists is that they cannot possibly have that sense of good or bad that you refer to.
The bible, or God's word, provides a Christian with his moral compass, with his sense of good and evil.
Without the bible, or without listening to God, how can one have a sense of good and evil?
It is to this that Christians attribute their perceived modern 'breakdown of society'; atheist humanism.
As is obvious to any atheist however, one's innate sense of good and evil does not come from the bible or from the mouth of God, but rather from one's parents, upbringing, community, and more arguably from one's very own genes ...