Being Good Without the Eternal Big Brother

Interesting lesson … I have no idea whether or not it’s real, but the message is sound either way.

I know of people who say they’d be nothing but a lying, belligerent, foul mouthed good-for-nothing if they didn’t have God.  People like that scare the crap out of me, because it’s not as if they’re being good for the benefit of the people around them; they’re just doing it for an opportunity to partake of the afterlife that doesn’t involve red hot pokers impaling your ass.  It’s self serving and doesn’t demonstrate any understanding of why morality exists in the first place.  It’s not about blind obedience to an eons-old invisible god; it’s about doing your part to help make society work for everyone.

Though I think God – if he does exist – would be able to see through this feeble attempt at game theory.  But you never know.

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2 Responses to Being Good Without the Eternal Big Brother

  1. Dan Adler says:

    One of the best things you’ve shared with us. I shared this one out on Facebook, and it’s been shared from my share twice so far. This one’s definitely struck a chord.

  2. Richard says:

    Yep, this is definitely one of my favorites.

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