Why oh why, might I ask, am I, a humble atheist who maintains a constant, yet distant respect for Christians, constantly criticized and barrages with comments on my morality? Christians seem to think that only by embracing God will you have a sense of moral guidance, and you possibly couldn't achieve morals without reading the bible daily. This is just from my observation, however. Now let me put it to you. Do we really need to be religious to understand and be a part of the concept of morality?
I'd like to know your opinion, folks, and see if I'm not the only one accused of being an indecent person by the Christian peers at my school. Thanks. :D
Do we really need to be religious to understand and be a part of the concept of morality?
No. We don't. Evolution and (evolutionary) game theory give us all the drive we need to be moral.
And, no, you're certainly not the only one being accused of being an indecent person as a consequence of your atheism.
I like to think of this way.
A christian, of any denomination, literally has a blank morality check in the form of prayer. They can ask 'God' to forgive them, and hey presto, they are totally and utterly cleared of all wrong doings. Rape, murder.. Some how they are absolved of all in corrections. And to think that Christians have the front to attack Atheists..
I would argue it is they who have no concept of morality, for they are told whats right and wrong by some higher force, rather than learning.
Well, that's generalizing from people who think they can be absolved of everything to all Christians, not all of whom think that this is so. Many Christians believe in faith AND works. Many others actually believe that there are some things that you just can't be saved from. There are even some that believe in predestination.
Also what you've just said only critiques what a Christian can do once they've failed to follow the objective morality they believe they have. It doesn't say anything about whether they do or don't have morality. It just speaks to whether or not some of them follow it. And what they believe they can do to fix the situation once they've failed to follow it. A Christian may still point to atheism and say "At least we know what we're supposed to be following, even if one of us does not."