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Secular Morality: Having Faith in Humanity

Started Mar 11, 2013 0 Replies

ALL right, all right. And so: Here we are.I posted this same text on my blog earlier, but eager as I am for some deliberation/discussion, I thought reposting it as a discussion might encourage more…Continue

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Roman Candles commented on Roman Candles's blog post 'Secular Morality and the Strive for Faith in Others '
"Yo Jack! Glad you hopped in, man. I definitely agree, and I think that's something people our age just have an incredibly/understandably hard time dealing with. I'd say a lot of the reason why goes back to our publicly exposed lives…"
Mar 13, 2013
Jackson Rogers commented on Roman Candles's blog post 'Secular Morality and the Strive for Faith in Others '
"I manipulated those lyrics on purpose btw, I don't want y'all to think I'm an idiot. I'll stop posting now."
Mar 13, 2013
Jackson Rogers commented on Roman Candles's blog post 'Secular Morality and the Strive for Faith in Others '
"That's what the problem is though. It's hard to love yourself, especially if you haven't had much success in dating. It shouldn't be that way but it's hard to deny that's how it works. No woman no pride, dig?"
Mar 13, 2013
Jackson Rogers liked Roman Candles's blog post Secular Morality and the Strive for Faith in Others
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michaelmichaelmotorcycle commented on Roman Candles's blog post 'Secular Morality and the Strive for Faith in Others '
"yes but it doesnt last very long"
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michaelmichaelmotorcycle commented on Roman Candles's blog post 'Secular Morality and the Strive for Faith in Others '
"Absolutely Roman Candles glad you posted this, enjoy ur day  Mike"
Mar 13, 2013
Roman Candles commented on Roman Candles's blog post 'Secular Morality and the Strive for Faith in Others '
"Also! Do you think we're born with an understanding for empathy?"
Mar 13, 2013
Roman Candles commented on Roman Candles's blog post 'Secular Morality and the Strive for Faith in Others '
"Ok, I think I understand a bit more clearly what you're trying to say here. I agree that empathy can only truly be understood after self acceptance, and going back to your other comment, I think the whole Oedipal "Kill your Father"…"
Mar 13, 2013
michaelmichaelmotorcycle commented on Roman Candles's blog post 'Secular Morality and the Strive for Faith in Others '
"Ya struggle, no its all all right they are not bad, just confused with who they are. Ya im bad with person sorry, the venture of empathy or friendliness achieves the through others idea, the intentions, and until people are ok with who they are they…"
Mar 13, 2013
Roman Candles commented on Roman Candles's blog post 'Secular Morality and the Strive for Faith in Others '
"Hey Mike, I like what you're saying here, and I mostly agree. I guess my only questions stem from noting your tone throughout your response, as well as your use of "person." From what I'm gathering, it seems like you've…"
Mar 13, 2013
michaelmichaelmotorcycle commented on Roman Candles's blog post 'Secular Morality and the Strive for Faith in Others '
"Hey Roman, though I havent read any of those authors or books except some myths of sisyphus and the Great Gatsby I have my own beliefs that align with what you have said here. Ill start at the denial, which lives in apathy. A lack of care for others…"
Mar 12, 2013
Roman Candles replied to BadHandshakers's discussion '19 Yearold Stabs Himself in the Chest Repeatedly Before Live Audience'
"As a pretext of sorts: I've only ever had one person who I'd consider myself to be "close" with commit suicide. Also, I consider the death of anyone something to be noticed, mourned, and accepted. That being said, I've…"
Mar 12, 2013
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Secular Morality: Having Faith in Humanity

ALL right, all right. And so: Here we are.I posted this same text on my blog earlier, but eager as I am for some deliberation/discussion, I thought reposting it as a discussion might encourage more voices.When I was last active on this site roughly a year or so ago, I had recently denounced my Catholic faith in the spirit of teenage angst/bitter confusion. I was scared, pissed off, and disillusioned; moreover, I had basically become a cynical douche who thought he was somehow more inept to…See More
Mar 11, 2013
Roman Candles commented on Roman Candles's blog post 'Secular Morality and the Strive for Faith in Others '
"But as Fitzgerald says (through the character of Nick Carraway) in The Great Gatsby "Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known." In…"
Mar 11, 2013
Ray R. commented on Roman Candles's blog post 'Secular Morality and the Strive for Faith in Others '
"As Hitchens stated , " Faith is the least admirable of the virtues "."
Mar 11, 2013
Roman Candles posted a blog post

Secular Morality and the Strive for Faith in Others

ALL right, all right. And so: Here we are.When I was last active on this site roughly a year or so ago, I had recently denounced my Catholic faith in the spirit of teenage angst/bitter confusion. I was scared, pissed off, and disillusioned; moreover, I had basically become a cynical douche who thought he was somehow more inept to attaining knowledge of “the inner-workings of the universe” only because I had been forced to deal with several untimely deaths in my family/friend circle o’…See More
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Secular Morality and the Strive for Faith in Others

Posted on March 11, 2013 at 2:20pm 12 Comments

ALL right, all right. And so: Here we are.



When I was last active on this site roughly a year or so ago, I had recently denounced my Catholic faith in the spirit of teenage angst/bitter confusion. I was scared, pissed off, and disillusioned; moreover, I had basically become a cynical douche who thought he was somehow more inept to attaining knowledge of “the inner-workings of the universe” only because I had been forced to deal with several untimely deaths in my family/friend circle… Continue

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At 9:16pm on February 20, 2012, Monica McGee (Monicks) said…

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At 8:58am on February 20, 2012, Robert Karp said…

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