I can be friendly and polite without having to go to church. I do it because I would like the same treatment, not because I'm scared of being punished for not doing it.
6/19/2006 8:08:40 AM
Not really. Being polite is what we atheists call "Being Polite"
REligious nonsense is usually referred to with its code name, "Religious Nonsense"
10/28/2007 11:42:27 AM
Yeah, being polite is one of those natural human virtues that people typically engage in without even needing to think about, simply because it has always worked. Instinctive, you might say.
The religious nonsense carries with it an imperative to hypocrisy, as the devotees of said nonsense are browbeaten into doing the right thing for the wrong reason.
10/28/2007 12:03:46 PM
I don't see how you lept to that conclusion.
10/28/2007 12:08:30 PM
No, you see, there's this central tenet of my atheism I call "not being a dick". It seems shockingly lacking from your "high valued, polite, friendly" Christianity.
10/28/2007 12:19:43 PM
Then why is it that so few Christians you run into on line are either polite or friendly?
7/31/2008 9:01:07 PM
I don't even go to Buddhist temples, yet I am polite. Hmm. How puzzling...
8/9/2010 2:01:40 PM
you have to be polite,
As opposed to just wanting to.
8/9/2010 2:14:48 PM