Monday, July 10, 2006

Religion does not mean morality

I read a very interesting article on Memoirs of a Skepchick blog, basically saying what I have been thinking for a long while about the relation between religion and morality. Life without god (or any other higher authority) is not meaningless nor is it morally ambiguous. I do not believe the threat of damnation or punishment or whatever else is the best way to teach people to respect each other.

1 comment:

yofed said...

For many (most) people, it might not be necessary, but I'd bet that many others need to be scared of something to be convinced to try to be good. Some people don't need the law to tell them to drive slowly, and without alcool, but some others will do it only because they will be punished if they don't. And there are those who don't care about anything or anybody.