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Are You A Good Person? [Pic]

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ScissorFox
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 96 Posts
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 10:52:02 PM
Church is not a museum for the "good people", it is a hospital for the broken.

PopCap
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 387 Posts
Thursday, November 21, 2013 5:06:31 AM
"There are children dying from cancer, children being raped, children starving... if there is a god, he's a f*cking assh*le"

IF there is a God, and he is entertained by this suffering, then I'm sure calling Him "f*cking assh*le" is really going to make Him stop and think.

You made a potty mouth against a being you consider non-existent. You are kewl! kewwwwl!!!!!!

Zed68
Male, 40-49, Europe
 663 Posts
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 4:35:33 AM
There are children dying from cancer, children being raped, children starving... if there is a god, he's a f*cking assh*le

Magentab0b
Female, 30-39, Western US
 1453 Posts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 10:06:17 PM
Like I said, that no one read . . . good vs bad is calls of morality, selfish vs kind is for the other stuff. You can do kind deeds for selfish reasons which is bad. Or selfish deeds for kind reasons (taking a promotion at work even though someone else is better qualified so your family can live better) might be good. So there in falls the judgement calls of all the other mundane types of behavior besides did you kill someone.

@papajohns: Not bashing, probably a Christian to other Christians

I don't know what Churches people go to but, the one I sometimes go to (once a year cause I have to) talks about hypocrisy, doubt, blame, guilt, burdens, church history, charity, sacrifices, interpreting the bible, respecting others' beliefs, just this whole mishmash of things that "Atheists" say "Christians" aren't thinking about.

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4081 Posts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 4:24:08 PM
elkingo:
"I am a psychologist, it is my job to find good in every person I encounter. =)"
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You know what...fair enough.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 21965 Posts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 3:07:00 PM
Interesting discussion! And polite too!

Nothing in the Universe is "pure good" or pure evil. It's ALL relative! And subjective too. Even the words good and evil are relative and subjective!

People have believed in 'gods' as long as there have been people! It appears to be human nature to do so.

There's things we simply DO NOT understand, YET! So we "fill in the blanks", yes? Some say 'god', others say 'Mother Nature' and still others say 'random chance'. It's all the same to me, I'm a DEIST I really like being a Deist, have I mentioned that before? (hint: yes!)

Example #1 Q: What happens after we die?
Different answers have flourished over the ages, eh?

Example #2: Suppose the woman in the picture had fed & cared for the dog, saving it's life. A year later the dog kills an infant. Were her actions "good" or "evil" based on the outcome?

elkingo
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 2802 Posts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:55:29 PM
@patchouly - I am a psychologist, it is my job to find good in every person I encounter. =)

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 12719 Posts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:26:05 PM
It's something you have to learn. Not something you know.


Pretty much everything human beings do besides basic survival functions/reflexes are something learned.

If the original concept is based on a book that can be proven fake, then why hold onto any of it? Why create a new God to fill the void?


Perhaps because the thought of us getting cognitive thought is pure coincidence and death brings us absolute nothingness is a rather bleak and linear way to look at things. While it's not out of the question it leaves life with not much point does it? While Science has come a long way it doesn't hold all the answers. I'm not even sure it could ever answer the death question and mabey there's a reason for that or not. Dwelling on these things won't answer them.

I myself prefer to remain optimistically agnostic retaining a hope that you may be at peace and reunited with people you loved.

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4081 Posts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 12:23:52 PM
McGovern1981:
"There's zero proof against a god as there is for a god."
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Let me rephrase that; there is zero proof of any religious God. As for some sort of new "spiritual God" idea; that is the product of a religious person who realizes that the God of religions can't exist and needs to grab onto something, so they invent their own idea of what God must be based on the bits they liked from their previous religion. God is a man made idea. It's something you have to learn. Not something you know. If the original concept is based on a book that can be proven fake, then why hold onto any of it? Why create a new God to fill the void?

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4081 Posts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 12:19:27 PM
@Elkingo,
You are arguing the same side as I am regarding religion but totally missing the point that there are bad people. If you want to try and find good in a serial killer that kills children, all the power to you. Good luck with that.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 12719 Posts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 12:12:48 PM
There is zero proof of God and a billion pieces of evidence against him. Who believes and who doesn't really has no effect on that fact at all.


There's zero proof against a god as there is for a god. I'm not even sure how you would measure that sort of thing.

This all stems from this statement said not by you..
If you are stupid enough to believe in a make-believe man in the sky, you deserve my scorn. Only an idiot would believe that crap.

Which seems to be a common opinion amongst atheists. That's rather ironic being that it is the same exact type of attitude they love to banter about fundies holding.

elkingo
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 2802 Posts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 11:29:23 AM
"Or are you trying to suggest that there is no such thing as a good person or a bad person?"

No.. I am arguing that people have both good and bad (vice and virtue) attributes that make up the person. You can look at the overall picture, but to claim that someone is all "bad" or all "good" is nonsensical.

Further, I claim that religion has nothing to do with being "good" or "bad".

som-tam
Male, 18-29, Asia
 575 Posts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 11:17:52 AM
@patchouly: Newton definately did not do things to 'follow the crowd'. This is the person who invented calculus then didn't tell anyone and would publish his books in a deliberately complicated lexicon to prevent people from reading it.

On the other hand, being atheist is far more popular among democrats, especially those born around the 60's, than being a christian. So, i forgive your mindless adherence to the fashionable belief (or lack thereof) of atheism.

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4081 Posts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 11:17:39 AM
McGovern1981:
"That wouldn't be atheist like you asserted he would be and still debunks the original comment I was posting to that started this:
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To be fair, believing "Nature is a type of God" and not believing in life after death, is only a stones throw away from being Atheist. Besides, my original issue with your picture of Einstein claiming that "The more I study science, the more I believe in God". If you read up will will see that statement was never written. He never said that. And....in the end. It doesn't even matter. There is zero proof of God and a billion pieces of evidence against him. Who believes and who doesn't really has no effect on that fact at all.

Modwain
Male, 30-39, Europe
 287 Posts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 11:05:13 AM
not a fan of any religion, i have to admit they all have a good thing in them and there are good followers of a faith. Kindfa makes me rememeber something we used to way back when. Be ware of the hypochrist.
claiming all christians are bad is as wrong as claiming they are all right.
The thing i noticed though, you hardly hear about good faithfull people, eventhough within any religion, they will be the bulk not the exception

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 12719 Posts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 9:59:26 AM
For all intents and purposes, he was Agnostic. Not something a Christian can wave around as "Proof of God's existence."


That wouldn't be atheist like you asserted he would be and still debunks the original comment I was posting to that started this. I also don't recall this having anything to do specifically with Christianity that whole god things in a lot more than that.

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4081 Posts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 9:41:28 AM
@elkingo,
You are arguing semantics. A good person does good things and a bad person does bad things. That's what it boils down to. Yes, a person can be a good husband and Father and still be a war criminal, but the war criminal thing makes him a bad person and voids the whole "good Dad" thing. It's the sum of your actions that define you. How else can you say a person is good or bad? Or are you trying to suggest that there is no such thing as a good person or a bad person? Because there are some serial killers out there that you'd have a hard time convincing others were "good people".

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4081 Posts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 9:35:24 AM
@McGovern1981,
Einstein claimed to believe in "The God of Baruch Spinoza". "Spinoza's God" was a scientific thought experiment imagining what a physical God would be. What it boils down to is something that has no influence or interest in humans. He saw no difference between "God and "Nature" and felt they were one and the same. He did not believe in the Christian concept of God and did not believe in life after death. For all intents and purposes, he was Agnostic. Not something a Christian can wave around as "Proof of God's existence".

papajon0s1
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 453 Posts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 8:49:59 AM
If this was meant to bash religion, then I say it failed. This is actually quite a Christian belief to follow Jesus in both word and deed. As a cradle to eventual grave Catholic, I have no problem with this at all. Might I add, while I try to get up each day and follow Jesus' example I often fail for a variety of reasons. That's why I go to mass; it's a place to heal, not a penthouse. I will not tell anyone what they should or should not do, but I will try to remedy a lot of false ideas that are so rampant about what it means to be Christian. But here in this graphic is a fine example of someone who needs to keep going to church in hopes one day they will see their hearts not be hardened. See... it's a hospital, not a hotel.

elkingo
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 2802 Posts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 8:46:03 AM
For example: A person may indeed do things like feed the homeless, love animals, and take care of and honor their family -- but could be a vicious war criminal. Are they then still "good"?

Does it then matter what "religion" they are when you try to define them?

elkingo
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 2802 Posts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 8:44:32 AM
@patchouly - Still though, you say that, but you go on to define what makes a good person through actions. It is comical in a sense, because you still aren't accounting for all of the person's actions.

"What counts are your actions, like I said before."

This alone is what I am arguing, I just pose that we cannot claim to know the entirety of someone's actions. It is nonsensical to claim someone is "good" or "bad" based on what very little limited knowledge you have of someone's actions. My problem is with the terms themselves. You simply cannot determine if someone is "good" or "bad". It is more likely that they are a certain percentage of both. Meaning, everyone has both vice and virtue.

It becomes even more nonsensical when you string religious beliefs into this equation.





For example: A person may indeed do things like feed the homeless, love animals, and take care of and honor

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 5657 Posts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 8:43:32 AM
My best friend's mother passed away years ago. Unfortunately, the religious segment of her family took over funeral arrangements. One of them proudly announced that this woman, who never professed faith hadn't seen the inside of a church for decades, had "accepted Christ as her saviour" on her death bed, so we could all be happy and assured that she was in heaven. This from grown adults, yet.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 12719 Posts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 8:40:56 AM
I'm also not seeing anything falsifying that quote and eve have the source. (Einstein, as cited in Holt 1997).

“Then there are the fanatical atheists whose intolerance is of the same kind as the intolerance of the religious fanatics and comes from the same source. They are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle. They are creatures who – in their grudge against the traditional ‘opium for the people’ – cannot bear the music of the spheres. The Wonder of nature does not become smaller because one cannot measure it by the standards of human moral and human aims.” (Einstein, as cited in Max Jammer, Einstein and Religion: Physics and Theology, Princeton University Press, 2002, 97).

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 12719 Posts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 8:32:12 AM
@patchouli
I'm aware he didn't follow a book but he did belive in a form of god. He was not an Atheist and judging by these word held them at about the same regard as preachers.....
"I have repeatedly said that in my opinion the idea of a personal God is a childlike one. You may call me an agnostic, but I do not share the crusading spirit of the professional atheist whose fervor is mostly due to a painful act of liberation from the fetters of religious indoctrination received in youth. I prefer an attitude of humility corresponding to the weakness of our intellectual understanding of nature and of our own being."

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4081 Posts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 7:50:00 AM
@elkingo,
In no way did I say that lack of extended empathy requires a "Bad" label. If you don't help feed the homeless you are not a bad person. It just doesn't add the good person label either. It then becomes a moot point. What counts are your actions, like I said before. If you do feed the homeless, there is a better chance that you are a good person. If you also are a good husband, father and live your life the best you can, you are a good person, regardless of your beliefs. If you kick homeless people, steal from the poor and beat your wife, you are a bad person. Your actions have dictated your label, not your beliefs. If you can't understand that, there is nothing I can do to help you.

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