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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Final Presentation: Morals/Morality as an Atheist

I don't know when I will present but I am ready whenever we get around to it.

I will be showing a video about a fellow atheist talking about how religious people tend to have this idea that atheists have no morals.

I will then talk about my own personal view on how I live life with morals without looking in the Bible to find them.

Here is the link to the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5Y9S0OqZnY&list=FL2me12Vab3wbmVK9JqWHQ8Q&index=2

“Do unto others…’ is a good rule of thumb. I live by that. Forgiveness is probably the greatest virtue there is. But that’s exactly what it is - a virtue. Not just a Christian virtue. No one owns being good. I’m good. I just don’t believe I’ll be rewarded for it in heaven. My reward is here and now. It’s knowing that I try to do the right thing. That I lived a good life. And that’s where spirituality really lost its way. When it became a stick to beat people with. ‘Do this or you’ll burn in hell.’ You won’t burn in hell. But be nice anyway.” 
― Ricky Gervais

1 comment:

  1. Very sane, Kyle. "What's in it [i.e.m being good without a promise of eternal reward] for me?" Self-respect and a clean conscience! And in a funny way, a feeling of eternal gratification. How is that not good enough?!