65% of U.S. adults say it’s “not necessary” to believe in God to be moral
If religion equaled morality, the Middle-East would the the happiest, safest, sanest place on earth rather than the never-ending horror story it is. If you need God to be good, then you're not a good person. You're just a bad person on a leash.
Most of America is finally coming around to what we've been saying for a very long time.
You gotta laugh. Has he got any money left?
God says to be a moral person, you must kill anyone who works on the Sabbath, mixes their crops, wears clothing of mixed fabrics, and a bunch of other petty reasons. So yay, religious morality, I guess.
Gee, thanks general public! It's so nice to finally get the recognition we so richly deserve. Now stop distrusting atheists and vote for us, please.
Hey – I presume everyone knows about the space rocket blowing up? I'm conflicted. It's sad a space rocket blows up but on the other hand it did belong to Elon Musk.
The recorded history of religion reveals an inconvenient truth to adherents: It is not unbelievers who lack morality.
Religion has been an absolute horror for humanity. Even the most allegedly benign ones have their vicious sides. It is believers who need to take a page or several out of the nonbelievers playbook.
Yes, more work. It would be a great help if we had a 24/7 TV channel that creates stories and programs that promote reason and sanity and exposes the futility of all religions.
Know any good producers?
Something we've long known.
“With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil - that takes religion.”
Has anyone else got the email from only sky to say they are merging with American atheists? There's a survey, which I've just filled in. I think you can make comments about the comment system. I didn't bother because they should know about that by now but I did mention the fact that half the bloggers don't write anything.
The one thing this survey doesn't answer is the evolution of the attitude of being good without god. I'm not especially surprised at the current numbers, but have they tracked with the onset of the nones, or is the correlation not quite that tight.
Inquiring minds want to know!
I agree that you do not have to believe in God to behave morally. Now, if we could only agree when it comes to issues of morality particularly when it comes to individual ethics.
I agree and as long as all the hypocritical Christians keep coming out of the woodwork, religious organizations keep showing how rich their churches, etc., are and how rich and high off the hog their priest, ministers, pastors, etc., live, and how many of them lie day in and out, those numbers will grow. When you show your support for the likes of the Trumps and DeSantis's of the world and in the Republican Party, your racism, bigotry, love for guns and the unnecessary force against people, just because you can, you show you have no moral compass, I don't care how many Gods you believe in, or how many religious organizations you are part.
I'm questioning the statistical validity of this survey. Perhaps those who now answer cold calls for surveys like this are more likely to not be conspiratorial crazies. Most of 'murica remains stuck in the God Delusion.
𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐧𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐭𝐨 𝐤𝐢𝐝𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐧 𝐎𝐤𝐥𝐚𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐚 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐭
OT - 𝐀𝐧𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝟏𝟔 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲. 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞'𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐰.