Morality is very evident in nature. It is not a christian trait, and is biologically imprinted in our brains. Murder, stealing, and general disobedience are not allowed within species of animals. Tell me, do they have access to your christian bible, and are they now educated on the christian standard of moral living?
I don't think atheism inherently brings about immorality. (I'm not speaking from the POV of being an atheist although I sometimes dabble in non-belief because it makes me feel better).
But I think there is something inherently sort of dignified about having belief. That's cos as an individual for some reason I take it to be more natural to believe in something than in nothing. And so I feel that one is aligning oneself with what's natural. And which happens to also correspond with wanting to be good and kind.
Atheism doesn't have to inherently imply the non-belief in goodness, morality, decency, properness and morality. But it (- atheism) is at a sort of a disadvantage because, it can so easily be rendered into something which supports moral-laxness. If you don't believe in an afterlife and meditate a lot on that lack of belief, surely it can only bring a higher willingness to do naughty/inadvisable stuff. Because one would think one could get away with it.
I fail to see how the bible can be used as guidance on moral choices, the dogmas of the bible are horribly and fatally flawed for any normal society, they are founded upon a paternalistic, punishment-centered and an anti-logical mind set that would enslave all of us in the name of "saving" us.
Atheism's poster boys are hitler and stalin who between them murdered 30million+ people.
With out religion you live by a corrupted rationale, stress at every problem, for ever frighthened of car accidents, disease, crime. You eat and drink too much, are probably racist, always making poor decisions and unable to determine the correct course of action when you need to.
Had enough...think about this...all of the advanced civilisations on this planet had a belief system. Why? Theism is programmed into man, it is a part of his mind, body and soul. Without a well fed soul you are living a lie.
Not at all. Are there immoral atheist? Of course, but there are an equal number of immoral people of faith. It comes down to being human. I believe the majority of the people on this Earth are good people. They are will to help people more than help. There are those few in every group though that will cause more harm than good.
There is no death......
Just a transformation into something much greater.
Nothing is ever waisted.
Mind is not in your body.