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PrimeNumbers's Avatar Jump to comment 21 by PrimeNumbers

Belief in a god is the biggest excuse ever for doing something morally wrong. "It's ok, my god told me to do it", or "It's in this old book written by god, so it must be good" etc.

Of course, the god itself cannot be good, as to be good means you must be able to choose to do bad, but not do that. God has no choice to be good, as what is good is, by definition what god does and says. We now know that god cannot do good, so how can any followers of a god do good by following a no good god? Surely that leaves only atheists who can do good.

Fri, 07 Nov 2008 15:58:00 UTC | #266783