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Of Course religious people have a better moral compass than Atheists, that's why they do things like this

Atheist beaten with crowbar by his offended theist taxi driver


LenHazell53 9 Nov 9

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Sometimes people like this Kelly guy murder people in churches, but it would be totally irrational to ascribe that behavior to atheists in general:

“Kelley attended the First Baptist Church in Kingsville, Texas, from May to June 2014 and volunteered as a helper for one day of Vacation Bible School.[50] Later on, he stopped volunteering at the summer Bible class and began posting about atheism online.[51] According to some of his former high school classmates, he was constantly "trying to preach his atheism" and describing people who believe in God as "stupid", causing them to delete him as a friend on Facebook for his posts.[52][51][53]” (Wikipedia)

I'm sorry I don't get what your point is in relation to my post.

@LenHazell53 I thought you were implying that religious people have no moral compass and tend to beat people with crowbars, I feel that’s an unfair generalization, and I gave an example of an avowed atheist with no moral compass who was a mass murderer.

To make any kind of correlation you need a larger database.

@WilliamFleming I see, no I was pointing out with satire the falsity of the religious cliche that only religious people (of whatever faction) have a moral compass, and that without god no one can be morality.
This case illustrates there is no truth in such contention of moral absolutes and that the morality gained from religion is completely subjective when the mere mention of a "confession" of atheism can drive a theist to feel it moral to attempt to kill an infidel with a crowbar.

@LenHazell53 I absolutely agree that it is incorrect to claim that atheists lack morals, and there are studies to back up that opinion. There are also studies showing that those who attend church weekly have a lower crime rate than those who never attend, and I believe those studies. What’s to be made of this seeming contradiction?

It’s just my opinion, but I believe that those who call themselves atheists are a small and specialized subset of all non-religious people. Atheists in general are well educated, and they have shown intelligence and courage in charting their own courses. They tend to be moral for the right reasons, not because of fear or wanting to be a good person. I am not an atheist but I have a lot of respect for atheists.

On the other end of the spectrum are a bunch of characters who have no interest in religion and probably don’t know the word “atheist” who are constantly causing trouble and doing crimes.

There’s not much difference between me and an atheist. What really gets my goat though is when someone points to the high murder rate in my state of Alabama and noting snidely that Alabama is in the “Bible Belt”, they claim that religion causes people to commit murder. The ones doing murder are generally not religious, and religious practices in the so-called Bible Belt are only a few percent more prevalent than the rest of the country.

I feel better—thanks for listening. 🙂

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