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Sociology, Theology, Anti-Religion and Exploration: Forcing Humanity Forwards


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2005
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Christian Morals

"Christian Moral Theory and Morality in Action" by Vexen Crabtree

I disagree completely. First off, I question the accuracy of your statistic, it seems more plausible that you made it up then that it is a legitimate number intimating the chances of failure. Secondly I highly doubt that there is any emperical way to test the chances of failure, but I admit that although I know of none, there could still be some.

Secondly, I don't think humans are evil or incapable of anything. Humans, like all living being, are naturaly self-interested and self-preserving, but that doens't mean they we are selfish, or evil. In order to serve another being, you must also look after yourself. It's natural to seek to serve oneself. If you don't exist, you can't serve someone else. You have to look after yourself in order to look after someone else.

Humans aren't selfish by nature, nor are we evil by nature. Humans naturally feel sympathy and empathy towards others. When you see someone suffering, you naturally want to aid or alleviate their suffering. When you see someone with tears rolling down their cheeks, who doesn't feel bad or want to help them out? When you see someone in physical pain, who doesn't at least feel empathy towards their pain? The point is, people feel compassion, sympathy, and empathy towards their fellow human beings. People naturally want to help them out, and want to do good.

If the world is built upon greed, then one must take into account the underlying force and motivation behind that greed - fear, lack of security, and a desire to feel security. Put in other terms - self-preservation. People become greedy in an attempt of self-preservation and an attempt to seek security.

Among many other reasons of far too much detail to delve into in a simple online comment, war results in a conflict of people's attempts at self-preservation.

Not only that, but maintaining a cynical view is maintaing a stance of cowardice. Any fool can look upon the world and become a cynic, but it takes courage to stand up and have the idealism to have hope and try to make the world a better place. Some may call that foolish, but it is better to be a courageous fool than a cynical coward.

you make me laugh

(Anonymous)

2007-05-06 10:30 pm (UTC)

you said in your comment "don't think humans are evil or incapable of anything. Humans, like all living being, are naturaly self-interested and self-preserving, but that doens't mean they we are selfish, or evil." (by the way it is spelled naturally.) But you just basically said that we are selfish, but we aren't selfish! Yes EVERYTHING WE DO IS SELFISH! If you saw your mom hanging off a cliff you would think "no! I love my mother, I care about her! I don't want her to die!" Have you ever asked why? it is because you are selfish and if she got hurt you would be sad! But what if you saw someone who you hated more than anything on the same cliff! you might ask "What if I felt sorry for her to!" well I Honestly don't know everything, but I THINK that even in unbelievers their is a sense of compassion. If all unbelievers couldn't have compassion or some felling of love then how would we go on? Everyone would kill evach other off right! We want what is best for us of course, but we don't always get it for a reason. It is because we are selfish evil horrible people, even Christians do terrible things.

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