God's moral code
Posted 05 February 2020 - 01:52 AM
On this thread, we set aside for the meantime the question on the existence of God. That part of the debate, if you wish to engage on that, can be done on the other threads.
What this thread is about is to settle whether the MORAL CODE that GOD (according to theists) gave man is still relevant today. So whether God exists or not, as far as this thread is concerned is IMMATERIAL. There is a MORAL CODE that theists believe God gave man. This moral code exists, though the details may vary from interpretation to interpretation of the various religious sects. But let us agree, this moral code, can be summarized as thus "LOVE GOD, LOVE ONE ANOTHER".
I'm a non theist and I say many (but not all) of these codes supposedly given by God are actually good and I agree that some of these "moral codes" should be applied present day society.
It is my contention that without this code, man would be lost. And given that we have the technology to end our species, we would self-destruct. Atheists hate to admit it, but even as they hate the idea that God exists, they still reference their own morals based on the standards set by this code. They do not adhere to it, but they want to know how far from the straight and narrow they have strayed.
I think these laws were made by man to govern the society he live in and to further the interest of himself, his kin, tribe, family and nation. Attributing these laws to a Celestial being makes people more obedient.
As for me, I (As much as I can and as much as I'm willing to. LOL! why am I in this website if I can live by all the good rules) follow the good ones and reject the not so good ones.
Without the God-given moral code, an atheist would need to build from the ground-up his own moral code. What would this code be like? Let us see, hmmmm... something like, it is illegal to k*ll dogs for meat, but abortion is legal; prayer in schools is illegal, but gay marriages are legal (do these people even know who invented "marriage" and what it means?) -- just two examples of purely random man-made "moral" standards.
Many of these supposed God given moral codes/commandments as per the scripture stood the test of time. But of course, many of them doesn't really make sense. Some are even appalling and diabolical that even the most hard core theist will not think it's a good idea to follow them.
And moral rules develop over time in different society. Making someone come up with his own moral code from the ground up in less than lifetime seems unreasonable.
And if you will are willing to set aside the existence of God, then you can't claim that these "moral codes" are yours just by believing that it came from the divine and calling it God-given moral codes. I can also do the same and call them man made and not-God-given moral codes.
Alright, that's the opening statement, tell me what's your take.
My take is that these so called God given moral codes are just rules invented by man in an attempt to bring order to society.
There are lots of good stuff, I give you that. But I don't think that a benevolent deity will issue command to massacre an entire tribe, to k*ll every men, children and women, who are not virgins. But you can spare the virgins and keep them for yourselves. It sounds to me like a warlord speaking, attributing the order to the divine while encouraging the men who will do his bidding by giving them some perks, e.g. plunder and virgin girls for everyone.
Edited by IC1101, 06 February 2020 - 01:36 AM.
Posted 22 February 2020 - 11:26 PM
Do unto other what you would have them done unto you.
I dont see anything wrong with that.
Posted 27 September 2020 - 11:32 AM
Edited by Ms. Tatiana 💋, 27 September 2020 - 11:34 AM.
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