I hate when people claim that Atheists are only Atheists because it means that they don't have to fear Hell. If Hell is the only reason you don't do awful shjt, then YOU'RE the bad person, not me.
@Adolf Jamaal Hitler, yah hitler, you tell'em!
@Adolf Jamaal Hitler, *sees correct grammar* *sheds a tear*
@Adolf Jamaal Hitler, I'm an agnostic who tries to the best person I can be. It makes me proud to hear sound logic like this. I'm from a super Christian family and all my coworkers are muslims. Literally none of them understand that there are people like me out there who believe in good without God.
@Adolf Jamaal Hitler, thank you for voicing my thoughts.
@Adolf Jamaal Hitler, I'm an atheist and I do good things because it just feels like the right thing to do. And I'm glad that this didn't start a comment war about religion, because personally I don't give a shjt what religion you are, if it makes you happy then do it.
@Hisroyalyesness, i would just like to note that i myself am christian and i do nice things just because i want to, not because of whether I'm going to heaven or hell. We don't all have such stupid reasoning (i doubt you thought that but i just wanted to put it out there)
@MCPO S117, a lot of my friends are Christians and I didn't make any assumptions I was just complimenting your wise words and giving a testimony of a "victim" of the kind of misguided thinking by the people you were referring to. :)
@MCPO S117, also a fellow believer, and I agree with you. Doing good isn't about the reward, it's just the right thing to do and it's what God wants us to do
@Hisroyalyesness, Adolf hitlers wise words I mean.(boy I never though I'd say that) but yea I know many religious people that are genuine good people.
@Adolf Jamaal Hitler, I'd say you're preaching to the choir, but we Atheists don't actually do the whole choir thing.
@Adolf Jamaal Hitler, the dumb thing is, if you claim to be atheist to get out of stuff like that, you aren't atheist, you still believe it exists because it would t go away because of what you claim to believe.
@Adolf Jamaal Hitler, I'm a Christian and I agree with you. Some of the nicest and best people I know are atheist or agnostic and I respect them. I understand that not everyone believes what I believe, and I'm not going to say that either one of us is right or wrong. I believe that when people do good it should be because they want to. If they're doing it because they don't want to go to Hell then it is definitely for the wrong reason.
@Hisroyalyesness, I completely agree. I was raised in a Christian household but I struggle to believe most of the time. I would rather be an atheist who is a good person, than a bad person claiming to be a Christian. And if there is any justice in heaven, I believe we will be judged by our deeds, not whether or not we claim to be a Christian.
@Hermaeus Mora, killing people makes serial killers happy
@Adolf Jamaal Hitler, Also, you can't really choose not to believe in something in order to escape it. I don't believe in school but I still gotta go
Who's down for a mcconaughey off? I'll start: "don't leave me murph!"
@flaks, i was gonna do another quote, but your quote took me on a feels trip
@flaks, someone has to do it, "alright alright alright"
@flaks, I was driving a Ferarro before I was paid to.
@flaks, "Time is a flat circle"
@flaks, That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age.
@flaks, "Welcome to the Dallas Buyers Club."
@Jaune Arc, pounds chest "hmmMM hmmMM hMMMmm
Never enough True Detective!
@noturaverageguy, if you comment a hashtag does it add a tag to the picture?
My younger daughter does what I say to avoid punishment. My older daughter does it because she loves and respects me. The latter is more admirable. Hopefully my younger daughter will advance to that stage as she matures.
What a shame. I was hoping for a good old fashioned religion vs atheism war :(
@Usmovers, HAH! Mature community is mature, you wiener.
@SimonPetrikov, super duper mature!! :P Too mature for me :(
Such a fire show
They should do it for a Lincoln. I drive a Lincoln because I like it
On the other hand, if your religion keeps you from being an awful person to me, keep it up.
I know Hank Green has said something really similar to this, but maybe he was quoting True Detective...?