[Arm-netbook] Totally derailed topic
fuumind at openmailbox.org
Wed May 17 11:14:50 BST 2017
On Thu, 11 May 2017 09:57:04 +0200
fuumind <fuumind at openmailbox.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 10 May 2017 17:46:23 +0100
> Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at lkcl.net> wrote:
> > now that i think about it, i believe i heard of something about 20
> > years ago called the humanist society (or something like that).
> > apparently they live their lives according to a really quite [humane]
> ... [humane] ...
> Another wordplay Luke? I can see two levels of p(h)un. :)
> > wonderful "code"... just without the bits about "god" attached.
> > so i'd say definitively yes, you can... it's just that you'd have to
> > choose to do so, and that can be really tough, to research, assess and
> > then make the decision to adhere to a particular code. it means
> > making changes in your life which might cost you friends, your job
> > (because the company asks you to do something that is against your
> > newly-chosen "code")...
> > now, what wasn't clear in your question was whether you were asking
> > about the *internal dialogue* that one might have with oneself to
> > replicate the same *effects* as "belief in code" or whether you could
> > have meant specifically the *external appearance* i.e. the
> > improvements in *other people's* lives that your new [atheist but
> > humane] "code" has.
> For me as a christian the very essence of my faith is my relationship with God. It's like having a parent that you'd trust with your life and a friend that you hang out with all the time and share *everything* with and so much more I can't describe. Trying to replace that with a sense of moral obligation towards your fellow human beings (which in itself is a good thing) is, well, futile. That's the way I see it.
It seems I came on too strong when I wrote this. I do apologize!
> > very cool question, hendrik.
> > l.
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