Quote~ Andy Rooney

“Christians talk as though goodness was their idea but good behavior doesn’t have any religious origin. Our prisons are filled with the devout.”

β€” Andy Rooney (Sincerely, Andy Rooney)

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  1. Oh my! A quote that mismanages the meaning of “good”. Good is a concept that is embraced by Christians not owned by them. Striving for good is like living a life… a continual process (with ups and downs) that ends in death. Christians just anticipate a reward for the effort and devoutness has nothing to do with how well good has been expressed/achieved. To understand ‘the good’ best, Aristotle expanded the concept in a genius fashion. πŸ™‚ Thanks for making me think!

    • Susan, Christians tell us that their god is the source of “good” and is the definition of “good”. Their problem is that they can’t show this to be the case. Christians can’t decide what their god considers good, and all come up with contradictory nonsense.

      • Well, I understand the confusion.
        I believe they (if they are articulate) actually understand God to be “good” and sent ‘his son’ to show us goodness. Like “love” the concept is hard to define but each of us know it when we feel it. How would you “show” what love is using the scientific method? (You see the result of love but can you explain where in our bodies it comes from?)
        But yet it exists and no one has to prove it for it to exist.
        Good exists… evil too.
        If we know this, how did that happen? I find not knowing where, or how, beautiful miraculous things came to exist (and our ability to percieve beauty and love)a pretty convincing case for God… unless you have a better one. πŸ˜‰

        • I would agree that I konw what love is. It isn’t threatening death and worse on those who disagree with you.

          Love come from chemicals in the body. No magic needed. And I have plenty of evidence love exists. I’ve been married for 30+ years to a wonderful human being.

          No evidence for any god or any magical evil. There is certainly harm greed, willful ignorance, etc. That believers can’t even agree on what morals their various gods want shows that it’s all just made up.

          The argument from beauty fails as soon as you see a parasitic worm in a child’s eye.

    • Always happy to provoke thought πŸ™‚

  2. You know I love this. Definitely! The last line pretty much says it all.

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