Religions didn't invent truth!

SHARE:

By Dano ~

I don't hate anyone, not even Christians. That said though, I do hate things, and the number one thing I hate is dishonesty.

truth?Image by southerntabitha via Flickr
Now I am not, and don't claim to be intellectual in any sense of the word, but for the sake of clarity I will try very hard to not sound too dumb here, and I will use spell check. That's about the extent of my intellectual ability.

I repeat. I don't hate Christians, or anyone else for very long periods of time because it takes too much energy. Energy that (at my age,74), I could be using for more satisfying pursuits, but as in my opening statement, I do hate dishonesty, because it defiles the dignity of what we have so arduously become as Homo Sapiens, and the most insidious form of dishonesty is self delusion.

When you are dishonest with yourself, it cheapens and diminishes the whole 'Life" experience. I know physically beautiful people who habitually lie about everything. One lady I know can not tell the truth about anything. She will lie when the truth would be better. She has lyeing down to an art form, and it makes her an ugly shell of a person. I'm sure you know people like this.

What I hate most about dishonesty is what it has done to our society. The American way used to have a hallmark of honesty and hard work, now we are rotten liars from the president down to the ditch digger. (except for me and you) The advertising, and practices, of our once great companies, wreak of dishonesty and deception, and people accept it as the norm. America is becoming a third world country because of it.

The fact that you cant get elected to any political office, unless you lie through your teeth and adhere to absolute political correctness, and say that you are a god fearing Christian, is disgusting. I know there are a few exceptions to this by people who have great charisma, and run unopposed.

Imagine a country that was formed mostly by straight shooters and talkers, who considered their personal integrity the most important thing they owned, and would fight a duel to the death with anyone questioned it, turning into one where you have to pretend to give up all rational, logical thought, and say that you believe the bible to be the word of God. Hypocrisy is no longer recognizable as such, because every day we see another politician railing against some particular form of dishonesty right before he is caught doing exactly what he rails about.

We need to get rid of the idea that morality starts and ends with Religion. Christianity didn't invent truth and personal integrity, it was around thousands of years before Christians claimed that it was supposedly written about on a rock,and given to them by God.

We need to learn, and teach our children, not bronze age mythology, but that trust was bred into us over millions of years of evolution as the glue that holds a workable society together. If we cant trust anyone, we have retrogressed back to a tooth and claw existence where civilization falls apart and we live in fear. We need to teach our children that moral ethical behavior is not something you go to church once a week and talk about, and then forget about for the rest of the week, but is absolutely necessary for living a good life.

COMMENTS

Agnosticator,5,Al Wm Johnson,3,Alegria,3,Alen Basic,1,American Apostate,3,Andrew Jasko,3,Anne R Keye,6,AnonAgno94,4,Apetivist,2,Apostate Paul,3,Articles,697,Aspieguy,12,Astreja,9,atheistnurse,10,AtheistToothFairy,1,Avangelism Project,2,Ben Love,69,billybee,2,BlackFreethought,11,Bob Keye,3,Bob R,4,boomSlang,1,Bore Venal Charlatan,2,Brian Kellogg,8,Brisancian,3,Bruce Gerencser,1,Bruno Corey,1,C. T. Ogden,4,Carl S,365,Carol Putnam,2,Carolyn Hyppolite,10,Cecelia,4,Cheryl Ensom Dack,6,Chris Highland,2,Chris W.,1,Christian Agnostic,2,Christmas,29,ChuckyJesus,1,ConversationsWithA,1,Daniel out of the Lion's Den,15,Daniel Payne,1,Dano,17,darklady,7,Dave8,1,DealDoctor,24,Dethblight,6,dharma,4,Discordia,4,Doubting Thomas,2,Dr. Marlene Winell,23,Dr. Valerie Tarico,149,DRC,2,dswrites,2,Easter,28,EChamberlainMD,6,Ed (Teapot),2,Edward T. Babinski,1,Eric Jeffries,2,eveningmeadows,11,Evid3nc3,3,ex-Pastor Dan,19,exfundy,2,exPenty,8,Faithfool,2,Fernando Alcántar,6,freddieb42,2,freeatlast,6,Gary T. McDonald,2,God-O-Rama,6,Godlessgrrl,5,Greenworld,4,hellboundsoul,3,Herb,3,Houndies,3,illu minati,2,Incongruous Circumspection,11,J.W.,2,JadedAtheist,2,Jake Rhodes,3,James A. Haught,3,James C,2,James Wilhelm,9,Jazzybelle,3,Jennifer,3,Jody,3,John Draper,26,John Loftus,2,John Shores,26,Kalos,3,Karen Garst,31,Kim Anne Whittemore,1,Klym,24,Larry C,5,Larry Spencer,3,Letters,144,Libby Anne,3,Log1cd1ctat3s,2,Luke,1,lungfish,1,Michael Runyan,36,Michael Sherlock,5,Mriana,17,MtlRedAtheist,1,News,185,Nikki,1,NYdiva,2,ooglyman,2,Opinion,959,Patrice,2,Paul So,26,Philippe Orlando,3,Philonous,1,Politics,58,Positivist,5,psychman33,5,Rational Okie,2,Renoliz,10,Rev Ex-Evangelist,7,RickO,3,Robert Conner,8,Ronna Russell,12,Rudy,4,Russ Hamel,2,Science,30,SeageVT,3,Shaolin,4,Simplex Munditiis,3,Son of a preacher,5,Steve Dustcircle,4,Stillunsure,4,Summerbreeze,25,Susan G. Bonella,3,Tania,22,tekHedd,2,Testimonials,992,Thanksgiving,4,The STeWpId MoNkEy,4,TheThinkingAtheist,5,Thin-ice,4,ThinkTank,5,Tim Sledge,4,Tim Wolf,1,TinMan,1,True Anathema,4,TruthSurge,1,Ubi Dubium,4,undercover agnostic,25,unoder,7,Vadarama,2,Victor J Webster,2,Videos,103,Vyckie,10,Webmdave,7,WidePathGirl,2,WizenedSage,136,xrayman,2,xxkindofboredxx,2,Yak,8,
ltr
item
ExChristian.Net: Religions didn't invent truth!
Religions didn't invent truth!
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1187/1252342725_de9857b3c9_m.jpg
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1187/1252342725_de9857b3c9_t.jpg
ExChristian.Net
https://new.exchristian.net/2010/09/religions-didnt-invent-truth.html
https://new.exchristian.net/
https://new.exchristian.net/
https://new.exchristian.net/2010/09/religions-didnt-invent-truth.html
true
1266985040290242663
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read more Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy