If you are a non- believer in, all that you do is being recorded in the heavens, why be moral when no one is looking?
If there are no records and no witness, why not do anything you want?
If no one sees you do it, then is it a deed not done?
If all of this is true, then why do we have a conscience, where did it come.
We are told in scriptures that our conscience is our natural way of doing God's will in the absence of his Law.
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I deserve some of that, I think. While what I said added to the discussion (I think) it was not entirely pertinent to what you said. Sorry about that. I make mistakes!
A bit less eloquent than I'd put it, but I agree fully.
People are innately programmed to do mostly good, and the easiest way to make them do bad choices is to add religion.
Very well put. I wish I'd said that.
The thing is, the biblical record includes multiple instances of people doing utterly horrific things in the name of the Yahweh god, including sacrificing or preparing to sacrifice children, slaughtering babies, ham-stringing horses, raping and making sex slaves of women, stoning people to death, and so on and on an on. Worse, it seems that many of these Yahweh followers feel quite good about it, not even just OK.
Can you just hear it:
How gracious you are in your mercy towards me and your never ending love towards all mankind (I don't have to include women here, do I?)
I worship thee, O Lord. I have slaughtered the innocent in your name. I have cut the throats of lambs and burnt their flesh for you on numerous occasions. I have raped when you told me to rape and murdered when you told me to murder. I have never failed to torture or mistreat animals or humans when you have demanded it. I have been steadfast in my duty to stone my children for their disobedience and give my daughter to her rapist in marriage. etc. etc. etc.
Oh, what a good boy am I!
Michael has more than proven that he is just a troll - 'pushing' some primitive tribal beliefs. Deal me out.
Well before you leave I hope you get a lot of sympathy from the pet chimpanzee that tore the face off the owners friend and also gouged her eyes out and bet off her hands. And don't snuggle up to close to the pitbull that recently mauled it's pregnant owner to death. Sure signs of a conscience being exhibited in lower species and clearly showing where we evolved from.
What a crock of nonsense.