Alot of atheist will say "You can still live those principles without beliving in god". This is not true:nonooo:. The fact that if you sin without going through the repentance process you go to HELL!:devilish:keeps you from sinning. If there is nothing like that you will just say "oops. ill try not do that again." but you most likley will do it again. If you think you can disprove this tell me.
To be honest, I was quite offended by this statement. Because, althought I regard myself as an Atheist, I definitely make an effort to be a good person; to try and keep people happy and not make them miserable. I see this aim as something that generally, in the long run, would benefit human kind. If there were enough people with the same aim, that is.
I admire your enthusiasm for practises that can make people live good lives, however I sometimes find it pitiful that certain people who cannot even begin to comprehend living a good life without the endorsement of religion. I want to make it clear that I am in no way referencing this to yourself or any other person on this forum; you obviously have an open mind because you have invited people to attempt and disprove you.
Unfortunately, there are too many people who cannot see that benefits of some good old altruism once and a while. I am inclined to say too much hedonism and spite, in some respects. Too much general ignorance in regards to the feelings of others also, especially in young teenagers. For example, only today a boy from a couple of years below me seemed to find it funny to push me into the road whilst I was waiting to cross. Another group seemed to gain enjoyment out of watching my friend grimace after one member of the rabble asked my friend: 'are you ****ing ginger?'. Interesting use of an expletive, I know, especially seeing as the question needn't be asked if you have any logic in there whatsoever.
Thinks like this are gradually turning me into a bag of nerves who sighs alot, and, right now, I'm sighing a hell of a lot, heh. I do worry for the world, if people can't just be kind or thoughtful to one another every once in a while, what does the future hold? Mass murder simply out of spite? I dunno, perhaps I'm just seeing things in varying shades of grey at the moment.