Originally Posted by plaugexX
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hopes of reward after death.
yeah and society is going down the tubes. but hey, at least people get to do what they want.
no moral standard = social decline
also a comment on the emboldened sentence. people do this anyway. people fear jail and death and want to be liked and accepted by others. albert's statement is contradictory.
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. (Romans 1:18-20)
Last edited by THE W; 08-30-2013 at 11:20 AM.