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11/24/2012

Be very scared of someone that is only good because of the fear of punishment.

MAtheist_ 11/23/2012

HEY OP! LIBERALS BELIEVE IN GOD TOO. AND THERE ARE ATHEIST CONSERVATIVES.

So, basically, fuck yourself.

Pilotted 11/23/2012

Wow. Ridiculous generalization.

1017GucciMane 11/23/2012

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[deleted] 11/23/2012

Conservatism is a political thought process and has nothing to do with religion. Just most conservatives are Christian, that doesn't mean that they all are. I'm an atheist, yet I still believe in Republican (not the political party) ideas and limited government.

Misterninja6 11/23/2012

Conservatism has nothing to do with Christianity.

Jonnycakes22 11/23/2012

I don't need a book to tell me that rape, murder and stealing are wrong.

[deleted] 11/23/2012

Doesn't the bible sort of ignore rape as being a sin?

[deleted] 11/23/2012

So what's keeping the atheist conservatives in line, then?

firelock_ny 11/23/2012

I honestly have no morals... If I was 100% sure I could get away with something... I'd do it...

[deleted] 11/23/2012

Otherwise known as a sociopath

stompy33 11/23/2012

Conservative and Christian are not interchangeable.

[deleted] 11/24/2012

If there wasn't fear of the law half of the world would do the same. Not supporting religion btw.

I_AlsoDislikeThat 11/24/2012

What crap. They already do steal, murder and rape. Yeah, yeah, hate me. Downvote me. Fuck you. They do And they don't even need their book to justify it. But they do. Whatever.

loyalone 11/23/2012

I've heard right-wingers make this argument so many times I can't even count.

bob_allen 11/23/2012

I am a college educated, hard working, conservative, atheist. Please, sir, PLEASE, STOP LUMPING ME IN WITH RELIGIOUS ZEALOTS. It is just as wrong for you to say all conservatives follow that hate filled lying sack of shit as it is for me to say you wish to eliminate currency and demand that the government control every aspect of human life always and forever. Does that sound like something you ...

Sinofstupidity 11/24/2012

Uhm yeah... So you know that little group called Catholics? OVERWHELMINGLY VOTE DEMOCRATIC. And they believe in all kinds of wack shit.

ieatflies 11/23/2012

Everyone down-voting is a conservatard in denial.

bob_allen 11/24/2012

I'm sure a bunch are hoping it will get them to stop doing those things.

Lemondoodle 11/23/2012

I honestly believe the Bible is much like a children's book with a lesson. Of course, much of it is make believe, apart from certain tales about Jesus and that, but we can all agree that Jesus was a good person. So why not write a book about a great guy and exaggerate the truth to teach people how to live a righteous life? And of course Leviticus was a bit archaic but that's history. People ...

numbsock 11/23/2012

I just... don't... If I ever encounter this I'm just going to refer to Plato's Republic

Evagelos 11/23/2012

They do it anyways...

1randymarsh 11/23/2012

Like Hitchens once pointed out.. if that were true, how could the jews have co-existed and traveled to Mt Sinai as a people to hear the Ten Commandments? they wouldn't have made it that far as a group if they thought it was okay to kill, rape and steal from eachother prior to that event.

Simple logic dictates that they already had some kind of innate morality or they wouldn't have made it that ...

Tr0llphace 11/24/2012

Wow, thankfully I have some of that groundbreaking Internet philosophy of /r/atheism to inform me.

Eat_No_Bacon 11/24/2012

Yeah, but at the same time isn't that their argument of atheists? I mean there's definitely a logical fallacy there, but to boil it down to what amounts to a bumper sticker is a bit petty don't you think?

Bloodmonkey1134 11/24/2012

Not a bible thumper here, but consider that most of our laws are based of religious principles, at least the moral ones such as stealing, murder, violence, etc... These feelings aren't innate, but rather learned because of the religious beliefs of the founding fathers. I know most of you say you don't need them, and while I'm sure you don't but I would argue it is because of what is learned as ...

HuegsOSU 11/23/2012

Same goes for you. If you have no religion. Your moral guidance is purely through personal preference. And, without religion, all those things would be acceptable in society

derpmaster909 11/24/2012

And when you bring it up they say "I can't fathom what the world would be like without jesus or the bible."

MensAgitatMolem 11/24/2012

This fails to take into account the wonderful loophole that allows you to be both a holy pious man and an evil fucker.

'Because of this book,I can steal murder and rape.Then repent on Sunday and do it all over again.'

Soddington 11/24/2012

Actually dumb enough to believe that statement?

Beckinweisz 11/24/2012

If not for the state, I would kill everyone, steal, and rape. Good thing we have a state.

ribagi 11/24/2012

Here’s some reasoning I usually pick up from conservatives when it comes to things like this. Conservative often insist that without some kind of sword of Damocles hanging over people’s heads to force them to behave, the world would degenerate into instant chaos. I run into this argument all the time when it comes to legalizing drugs. They often say “If drugs were legal, everybody in the whole ...

Patches67 11/24/2012

The funny thing is, elephants care for each other, protect each other, care for their young and hell, even mourn their dead.

In other words, they have some kind of morals, and they're just wild animals. This argument must be the stupidest thing spewn around by the christian community if you look away from the message of God itself.

crcls 11/24/2012

I was under the impression that rape wasn't listed as a commandment, and that in certain passages was fine as long as you paid the father 50 Silver pieces

thelunchbox29 11/23/2012