morality

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He usually remembered his dreams. Not this time, though. He felt as if he had slept for many, many days, and yet, he couldn’t remember a single thing his subconsciousness had produced over that time. Strange.

Oh, wait! There was this thing... People were chasing him around the village with pitchforks, they were angry, he was running away, but he couldn’t run, classic dream problems!, they caught him, everything went even more blurry... Nah, whatever, just another dream.

This ceiling looks strange, doesn’t it?, he realised. Where the fuck am I?

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Who killed Dumbledore? It was Snape, right? We’ve all read the book, we saw Snape cast the spell... But Dumbledore kinda killed himself, right...? And it wouldn’t have happened without Malfoy, right? And what about the role of Voldemort in that death?

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Ever wondered, why does the biblical arch-enemy have such cool names? “Satan” means “the accuser”. Is he accusing the God Almighty himself? What could he possibly have on that omnipotent, benevolent guy? “Lucifer” means “light-bringing”. Does it mean he brings the humanity the knowledge, the enlightenment?

Could it be, that Satan is the good guy?

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Today I realised how two completelly opposite techniques can be used together to manipulate people in a really consistent way. That’s what the Catholic Church (and religions in general) do: they make complex issues look simple, but they digress for ages about really simple stuff – overall turning the reality upside-down.

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You don't get to bitch about those guys having sex, if you support an organisation that protects pedophiles.

I’m sick and tired of biggots treating me hatefully because of my sexual orientation.

Especially, if they are catholic. Why? Because they have even less of a moral highground than the other biggots. Here’s the logic:

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If You’re Happy And You Know It That’s A Sin

The concept of sin is scary for believers, but for non-believers – it’s just foolish. Sinful is not the same as wrong, evil and immoral. Why not?

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Keep calm, because I don't care

From a scientific point of view, of course I care for the god hypothesis. Its existence and nature are facts about our universe that are definitely worth knowing. But since we have absolutely no hard evidence supporting the existence of any god, anything we say about it and its nature must be either an uneducated guess, or just shamelessly made up.

From my personal perspective, however, should I care about god at all? Would it change anything in my life? Would I become a better person, if I just started believing against all reason?

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If it wasn’t for God, where would we take our moral code from? Every time I hear this question, I think about the slavery. If it wasn’t for God, how on earth would we know that owning another human being like a thing is something bad? How great is it, that God has warned us against this unimaginably immoral deed in his infallible word, the Bible. He has unambiguously forbidden slavery in the book of... that guy... nah, in the first letter to... you know, those guys...

Gdyby nie Bóg, skąd bralibyśmy nasz kodeks moralny? Zawsze, gdy słyszę to pytanie, myślę o niewolnictwie. Gdyby nie Bóg, skąd byśmy wiedzieli, że posiadanie drugiego człowieka jak rzeczy jest czymś złym? Dobrze, że Bóg nas przed tym niewyobrażalnie niemoralnym czynem przestrzegł w swoim nieomylnym słowie, Biblii. Jednoznacznie zakazał niewolnictwa w księdze... tego no... w pierwszym liście do... no tych no...