Originally Posted by Miburo
On my lunchbreak. Will rape some faces real quick though.
Hey, L&O, just because the topic has "religion" in the title doesn't mean your default response to it should be talk about how stupid religion is (Don't get me wrong, I think it's stupid too.).
Topic is asking if it's possible for man to live a moral life. Going into the evils of religion and faith doesn't really address that...you know, at all. Don't be an idiot.
I never said that religion is stupid, I just merely said that it is my belief that religion is based around faith in something higher. I said that faith can be a great thing but can also be used for evil. You can't debate the problem until you have defined the factors. Each of us will come at religion from a different angle. The use of religion to define morals for a group of people is practically impossible because ones interpretation of their religion / their own faith is different than anyone else's interpretation even within the same religion. Religions do lay out a standard set of moral laws that many do agree upon such as don't murder, steal, etc... But on the flip side it creates much debate within the religion about the gray areas of morality. Is it my moral obligation to turn over my mind my wealth earned by me to any man? Some say morally yes others say no. No religion can define this as to be a concrete moral. Therefor religion can't determine whether I have or haven't lived a moral life. I stated that it is a question that can't be answered and posed another question. Can someone be religious (Truly Believe in their Faith) and lead an immoral life?
When I see the question I read it as this. Is it possible for man to live a moral life without Faith? I say no. Everyone has Faith in something and this shapes their morality. Whether it is faith in yourself, faith in your god, faith in your community, faith in the government or faith in nothing at all. It is this faith that bring you to what is your own personal right or wrong.
There are my two answers. When you see religion as purely a following of written laws and beliefs then I say that it is impossible for anyone to judge if a man has lived a moral life. But when you define religion as a faith (in whatever it is you have faith in) then no you can't live a moral life without your faith.
Originally Posted by Tsuna
Ah, so now his dude's jumped in? Lol.
Who are his dudes? Don't confuse me telling him to stop whining and think a little more to continue the debate with being his dude.