- Feb 13, 2009
- Lawful Evil
Hmmm. No. I wouldn't go that far. I doudt that most religious people push off responsibility. Maybe that is the case for some hardcore imbeciles. But I don't believe that a religious person is necessarily ignorant or is afraid of responsibility. Not in today's society.You take it as you will, but all I see out of this is a way for people to push off responciblity of their actions, and let them live ignorant without any repercussions.
What I would say is that it seems unethical to me when somebody helps someone mostly because he wants to look like a good person in the eyes of am omnipotent third party (god) and go to heaven, instead of genuinely caring for others. But in this case as well, we can't condemn all religious people, since many have proven they do not think that way at all. It depends on the person.
Bakunin argued that the idea of god is a priori against society. I have my doudts about that idea too. But I'm too sleepy right now to continue.