Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Morality in Choice

One of the common perceptions of God is of this omnipotent being who micromanages human life. Herein lies the first problem in all religion. "Is God watching me all the time, like when I'm in the shower? Do I have free will? Does God punsh me for thinking bad thoughts?"

If there is one religious person who honestly believes that were are punished for every single bad thought in our heads, I'd love to hear from you. The implications of that are incredibly huge.

God punishes you when
  • you want to commit suicide
  • you swear
  • you laugh at others' suffering
  • you get into a fight with a friend or sibling
  • you make a sarcastic comment about your peers
  • etc etc
If you seriously believe that God cares about every one of these "sins," large or small. I ask you, does God really care? Is God pissed off at you because you did a bad thing, or do your religious superiors tell you that God is pissed so that you decide to become a better person. God is a threat, a method by which people can be brainwashed to do the "right" thing according to your specific religious doctrine.

C'mon people, do we really need a God figure to start thinking about our daily actions? Do we need to have the threat of eternal damnation dangled in front of us in order to choose the right path? I say no. People can make their own choices. Before any of us even were aware of the "existance" of God, we were choosing a course of action. The morality of the action is irrelevant; it's the fact that we can make choices and determine ourselves how moral they really are.

So I guess you could say that the choices we make are both good and bad, it's all relative. If you need the guidance of God to make your choices, get a little self-confidence please.
We're all going to "hell" anyway.

13 Comments:

At 10/06/2005 12:02 PM, Blogger Mesoforte said...

Whoops, I'm officially punished.

Sacastic comments to peers are fun!

 
At 10/06/2005 1:58 PM, Blogger Enil Edam said...

Eternal damnation lies in your future sinner.

 
At 10/06/2005 3:37 PM, Blogger Mesoforte said...

Oh, well. If I go first I reserve some premier property for the rest of us.

 
At 10/06/2005 3:37 PM, Blogger Mesoforte said...

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At 10/06/2005 3:58 PM, Blogger Enil Edam said...

If they're going to chain me up and throw me in the flames where I roast for eternity, I'd at least like a good spot in the oven.

Totally save a spot for me.

 
At 10/06/2005 4:29 PM, Blogger Advocate of the Browns said...

I wanna be damned too! Which sin to commit first...

Good post. Good point. Blah de blah de blah de fucken blah...

 
At 10/06/2005 8:23 PM, Blogger Aeger said...

Great First Post, Maddy.

Oh, and Rohan, you might try gluttony, gluttony is fun.

 
At 10/07/2005 5:47 AM, Blogger Enil Edam said...

I totally neglected gluttony!!!

Eek, hello 2nd post...

 
At 10/07/2005 3:39 PM, Blogger Aeger said...

really? hmm, I must've missed that, sry.

 
At 10/07/2005 3:47 PM, Blogger Aeger said...

no, I just checked and this is your first post.

 
At 10/07/2005 4:15 PM, Blogger Enil Edam said...

OH!!

Misunderstood....

I meant that gluttony would be the TOPIC of the 2nd post. Je m'excuse, that was very unclear.

 
At 10/07/2005 4:24 PM, Blogger seth said...

Eh, I got it.

 
At 10/12/2005 7:36 PM, Blogger El Penguino said...

was that deleted message mine? if so, why!?

you might be going to hell for murdering my words

 

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