The following debate originally took place upon my Facebook wall, after I posted artwork being shared by an acquaintance from here…
“We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy.” – Chris Hedges
Rayn: Indeed! 🙂
Raheem G.: Now? Hahaha does this guy not know history. The world has always been corrupt. Read the Prince, that book wasn’t written anytime recently, and yet the lesson that a ruler must be corrupt if necessary has always been. Man has an agenda. Some men are just less selfish than others.
Raheem G.: And religion doesn’t destroy morals. That would mean every atheist is the most moral person walking on earth. Sorta like guns don’t kill people, people kill people.
Rayn: Though I understand your sentiment, Raheem, Hedges said “we now live in a nation,” not “we now live in a world.” He apparently believes that America was not always in such a terrible state as today… I shared the picture because I ALWAYS appreciate a good story of individual awakening through Truth! 🙂
Rayn: As for the religion comment, I go by the following philosophy: “Morality is doing what is right regardless of what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told regardless of what is right.”
The problem with your atheist analogy is that most so-called Atheists worship the religion of government, the pagan deity, “Fortune,” or even most frequently, their own selves. Therefore, they are FAR from “religion-free.” In fact, most of them are so deceived, that they believe they are taking the “reasonable” approach in their Atheistic views, yet their viewpoint is just as faith-based and not provable as belief in the existence of a Universal Creator. The only true “reasonable” position on the issue would be the “agnostic” one, incidentally…
Rayn: And, since it is not scientifically sound to accept skepticism, nor lack of knowledge, as a final position, as they are transitional states, an agnostic should always be working towards a goal of better understanding, and not becoming intellectually lazy or complacent behind their label…. (Click Here to Continue Reading This Post)