Originally Posted by St_Eddie
Oh, bullshit! What absolute and utter bollocks. That's really quite offensive. My moral compass is incredibly strong and I'm not religious. I don't need to read a bible to know the difference between right and wrong, or how to treat others as I myself would like to be treated.
I have no problem with religious people but when they start to get all high and mighty about it then we've got a problem...
Well, though I wouldn't have put it in such clear words myself, I fully agree with St_Eddie here.
Besides that, I think it's time we all calm down a bit and perhaps leave faith and religion alone for a while. I do fully understand how emotional such discussions can become, because challenging someones belief (be it religious or not) always means challenging their self-concept. I know enough people who are full-fledged atheists and are not grumpy or unhappy loners. I know enough people who live their religious belief not because of some written rules, but because they really feel a connection to their respective deities. And I know the exact opposite of each. Each one of them could be right or could be wrong. What really baffles me is: Why do we always try to judge people? I mean, I do it myself often enough ... but why do we feel the urge to do so? And don't tell me about evolution and individuals getting some advantage from quickly evaluating the social structures around them. That may be the catalyst but not the source.