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Malva Zebrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-03 04:01 PM
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8. *I am not a militant
atheist. I do not wish to argue "faith" with anyone. I am a moral person and have been so all of my life--at least as to the parameters set by religions which is the subject of this thread.

I see absolutely no difference in the life lived by a religious person and the life lived by a non believer. If someone can point out to me a difference I would be happy to consider it. PLease show me a difference. Otherwise, we all must agree, in view of the evidence,or lack of evidence, that a non believer can live a happy moral life, a wonderful, productive life without having the sword of an imaginary deity held over his head and face some sort of "punishment" if he does not do as he is commanded.

Why am I moral without having to be commanded to be moral by an imaginary person who gives out these commands to follow--or else? Because I am simply connected to other human beings. I can sense their fears, their happiness and share that with them because we are all, after all, only human beings with all the same warts. I can love my fellow human beings without being commanded to do so and this certainly reinforces my belief that human beings are capable beings who are capable of independant thinking without being forced into a belief.
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