You could make a religion out of this.
@Paulywolly, a whisper on the wind saying "kill the jews"
@Guy Fawkes, I resent that 😁😁😜
@truejew, go be a nig*er somwjere else
@Paulywolly, no don't
@Guy Fawkes, umm what?
@Paulywolly, Islam be like
— The entire fvcking Bible. I'm saying that while being a Christian myself. It just proves that all religion is flawed and it is up to the follower to make sense of the flaws and use the better judgement of the book for their sense of morals.
@Fvcking Nemo, There is one being credited with fully knowing the God of the bible who still chose not to follow, that being Satan. Given the characteristics God shows in the old testament, i can't really blame the guy for rebelling. Having knowledge of good and evil gives us the ability to choose to do good or evil. Without that ability and knowledge there is no such thing as morality. So in effect we derive our ability to be moral from satan according to the creation account of Genesis. Just some food for thought.
I'm not against religious critiques, but this one doesn't make sense
@Masta Roshi, how does this not make sense? I'm confused
@CellSword, Because this post is a logical fallacy that uses reverse causation.
Religious texts give morality and people derive their opinions and beliefs from them. However, this post is saying that people have their own opinions and use God to justify them.
The purpose of the post is to make morality seem arbitrary, but it falls apart when you think about what they are saying. If this post were true then instead of 7 world religions with (mostly) consistent belief systems, everyone would have their own religion that served their immediate interests.
@Masta Roshi, or are the seven capable of being manipulated to the users own agenda? I used to be Christian and have heard every story in the bible twisted in so many ways that you can use it to justify most actions, just depends on your logistical reasoning and charisma
@Masta Roshi, however I believe this was more in The early days of religion (would be my guess)
@Masta Roshi, Also I'm guessing you've taken theology or philosophy at some point?
@CellSword, I think people have twisted religion in the past for their own nefarious purposes, which is why I agree with the idea of a religious critique. Really, anything that involves humans is bound to corrupt itself at some point, but that doesn't mean that morality isn't good in itself.
And I still reject the premise of the post. Sure people can twist and stretch things, but normally that kind of interpretation causes people to raise a skeptical eyebrow.
And yeah I've got a bachelors in philosophy/ poly sci (not that it really means anything though) + I'd consider myself religious
@Masta Roshi, got ya, you're forgetting how blinding religion can be, faith is a powerful tool for and against
"The only way to see by faith, is to shut the eye of reason" - Ben Franklin
Sweet now I can kill anyone