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Do Humans Need a God to be Good?

Discussion in 'Religious Debate & Discussions' started by Laufen, Oct 17, 2017.


Is belief in a deity necessary for humans to be "good"?

  1. Yes

    1 vote(s)
  2. No

    11 vote(s)
  1. Knessler

    Knessler Mandalorian Operator
    Site Supporter

    Sep 1, 2016
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    It is not and was not intended to be offensive, to be fair I have never known life the other way, but I know that that is ultimately where my fulfillment comes from. I do know people who have come to faith later in life that will profess to have found greater fulfillment in Christ than what they found before, but I cannot personally speak to this. And what I think is there is the idea of fulfillment in the tough times in a way that the world cannot match, the "Peace which surpasses all understanding." The idea that the hand of God is guiding your steps, and that when the tough times come there is a reason for it and a greater lesson to be found in it.
  2. Willy Leadwell

    Willy Leadwell Purveyor of Polyurethane
    Trusted Trader Lifetime Supporter

    Mar 26, 2015
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    A Recently released research study has indicated that children who grew up in religious environments display less altruism and empathy in their behavior toward others.
    #42 Willy Leadwell, Oct 26, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2017
  3. Lurker66

    Lurker66 Woodsman

    May 16, 2016
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    Empathy, Compassion, Altruism and Love...everything good comes from these.

    All can be taught, all can be seen in Nature....except at the cellular level, that's where it breaks down.

    Cells...neither good or bad, they just exist, split and grow.

    Humans are just a mass of cells. No, we don't "need" God to be good creatures, but we are exactly what he created.