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
As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. -HL Mencken 1933