Morality predates the Christian faith.
This post is intended for people lacking imagination. People who make claims like “if you don’t believe in God, how can you be moral” or “without the Bible how can you be moral” and other ridiculous nonsense.
- “Do not do to your neighbor what you would take ill from him.” – Pittacus
- “Avoid doing what you would blame others for doing.” – Thales
- “What you do not want to happen to you, do not do it yourself either.” – Sextus the Pythagorean
- “Do not do to others what would anger you if done to you by others.” – Isocrates
- “What thou avoidest suffering thyself seek not to impose on others.” – Epictetus
- “It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and well and justly (agreeing ‘neither to harm nor be harmed), and it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly without living a pleasant life.” – Epicurus
- “One should never do wrong in return, nor mistreat any man, no matter how one has been mistreated by him.” – Plato’s Socrates (Crito, 49c)
“One who, while himself seeking happiness, oppresses with violence other beings who also desire happiness, will not attain happiness hereafter.” —Dhammapada 10. Violence
“Do to others as you want them to do to you.” Luke 6:31
Jesus was a bit late, wasn’t he?
And for people who don’t think morality could exist without divine authority… meh.
Deuteronomy 23:2 – A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD.
As you see, I have a declining tolerance for BS. So *cough* do excuse me.