Atheists do whatever the fuck they want right? September 10, 2009Posted by thegodless in Uncategorized.
Tags: atheism, god, morality, religion
I hate to burst your concept of religious moral superiority, but us godless heathens have plenty of reasons to be good, on our own, and without a threat by an always watching supreme punisher. Yes, we are good because we wish to be and not to gain God’s reward, or to avoid his wrath. Now, suppose that you say that you are not like that, that you don’t behave because of God, and that you do good regardless of the threat and rewards from God. Well, you have either found that it is indeed possible to do good without God, or you have found that you are lying about your motives. I don’t know about others, but I tend to think that I do good because I care about others, have empathy for my fellow humans, know that society would not like me much if I had bad behaviors, and want to be an example as to how I expect others to treat me.
So, is all of this just wishful thinking? Do Atheists really just do whatever they want? Are Atheists only concerned about themselves? Let’s look at hard facts for the answers.
Let’s look at the case of Kiva.org, which is a micro-lending site that’s entire function is “lending for the sake of alleviating poverty.” Out of all of the lending groups on Kiva.org, the Atheist group has given more money to the poor. This means that Atheists, on Kiva, have given more loans to individuals suffering in poverty than Christians, Obama supporters, and even Australia. I don’t know about you, but that hardly sounds selfish to me.
Look for yourself:
Next, we look at the prison population, as I would think that, if a person who does whatever they want regardless of rules is going to be somewhere, it would most likely be in prison. If Atheists were truly without morals, you would expect to see a large number of Atheists in prisons. The fact is that Atheists make up 0.209% of the prison population. Of course, this could also be related to the fact that Atheism correlates with higher education, and people with higher education are rarely in prisons, which is entirely a subject for another blog.
Look for yourself:
So, the answer to the question of whether Atheists do whatever they want seems to be a resounding no. Now, the real question remains, that if good is possible without God, why, with no verifiable evidence for his presence, do people still cling to the idea that God is real?