Originally Posted by listopencil
Nah. I just think that living under the fear of eternal damnation doesn't equal morality. I guess you need to constantly be threatened with torture in order to be a good person. You've walked around with an invisible holy pistol aimed at your skull, and it shows in your lack of reason when dealing with religious topics. I believe that a true test of character is how you act when no one's looking. If you need to believe that someone is always looking so you can behave...well, whatever works for you I guess.
Boom goes the dynamite
To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.