I've been saying that on this board for the last 4-5 years don't act shocked now. Lol
Oh I know, I'm just curious. If there was no Christianity, do you think that we'd all be running around doing whatever we wanted without any kind of morality? Obviously this is hypothetical, so humor me in pretending that Christianity/Religion never existed.
For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
i believe that man is created with a natural guidance in his heart and that is how he differs good and bad from eachother.if we were not created with such nature then what HE taught us could not be acceptable,but HE would not order what is not acceptable for our nature,(just my belief).
You ever notice you don't have to teach your kids to lie,steal be mean, jealous, hate?
In fact we have to teach them not to do these things.
Their form of Morality comes in when we teach them "why"
People knew right and wrong before Christ.
I'm having a hard time finding which side of this argument I'm on. On one hand I feel we naturally obtain some level of right and wrong, but on the other I feel we are a product of our upbringing/environment.
Unfortunately I'm a little rusty on my philosophy.
The cannibal that was taught from birth that eating your neighbor is just the way it is. This person obviously doesn't feel bad for doing so because he's been taught this.
The person that was taught right/wrong with religion that decides to start eating people even though he was taught that it was wrong.
I'm just kind of thinking/discussing out loud.
Maybe you can choose whether or you want to be a product of your upbringing/environment? But where does that choice come from, or what initiates that choice?