"Atheist are routinely asked how people will know not to rape and murder without religion telling them not to do it, especially a religion that backs up the orders with threats of hell. Believers, listen to me carefully when I say this: When you use this argument, you terrify atheists. We hear you saying that the only thing standing between you and Ted Bundy is a flimsy belief in a supernatural being made up by pre-literate people trying to figure out where the rain came from. This is not very reassuring if you’re trying to argue from a position of moral superiority."
10 Myths Many Religious People Hold About Atheists, Debunked (via sourdoughislife)
If you need an invisible sky wizard to tell you not to murder people, I’m staying far away just in case you have a crisis of faith.
THIS. I have NEVER understood this argument. The reason I don’t do these things is because… they’re wrong. Not because some superbeing will catch me, but just because in my heart I know they are. It’s the difference between not stealing because you might get caught by the cops, and not stealing because you know the property actually belongs to someone else, and not you. To me, the latter is TRUE morality. -blueandbluer
Seriously. If you’re only an existential crisis away from going on a rape and murder spree, you need to reevaluate your life.
Yeah, pretty much. But this article also says that people hate the Tea Party more than us, so that’s good news.