Wednesday, August 13, 2014 11:18:43 AM
I have no problem with this sign, but you do know you can also be religious and be a good person as well! It does happen! I am sure what kind of religious folk a lot of IAB posters talk to but the vast majority I meet are not like they are normally portrayed here at all.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 4:30:42 AM
You can be a good person by doing the same thing a bad person does.
Imagine a future where you can change the past and you can observe the results. The first person goes back and kills Hitler. As a result, there is no WW2 ending exactly after throwing two nuclear bombs. But thebombs will be developed, and after each country has a lot of them, another world war happens - with unimaginable destructions around the world, much worse than WW2, nearly ending mankind except for some remote tribes.
Person 2 goes back to just after Hitler was killed, disposes of the body and plays the role of Hitler. He will kill many, but he will prevent the ultimate nuclear holocaust.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 3:07:26 PM
Baphxiii, I guess you've come into contact with more of the preachy kind of religious folk than i have then. Don`t get me wrong.. I hate that type, but even people I see as staunch Christians for example don`t go as far as to imply all atheists are morally corrupt.
I do agree with your observation that most of my religious friends/associates/people I just know of, see themselves as superior in some way, but that is subtlety different than them thinking just because I`m an atheist I can`t do good actions.
I do have a few friends though that insist on attributing my good actions to a god I don`t believe in influencing me in a way I can`t accept he can.
but that is solely their interpretation on my motives... not mine.
Like you say though... those people do exist - but not (generally) in my sphere of experience.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 12:46:51 PM
@Listypoos I agree with most of what you are saying except for the "minority" of religious people think that way. The majority of religious people I have known or just spoken with are under the delusion that just BECAUSE they are religious that makes them a better and more superior person. Morally and just in general. And that Atheists, just BECAUSE they are Atheists are automatically morally corrupt and the scum of the Earth. From my experience though it is usually they exact opposite of what they believe. I think this sign is very true and more religious people need to figure this out.