Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Gaining God's Favor

When I do a good deed, I do so not with an eye toward gaining God's favor; I do it because if I did not, I could not look at myself in the mirror. A moral deed is by definition its own reward. David Hume, a believer, made this point in a very poignant way, when he wrote that the only way to show true respect for God is to act morally while ignoring God's existence.
– From Defenders of the Faith, Slavoj Zizek, NY Times

3 Comments:

Blogger Tim Kanwar said...

What Zizek neglected to mention is that atheists, in addition to being more moral, are also more violent. Much, much more violent.

According to Mr. Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, we are now witnessing an increasingly "militant attempt to surgically remove religion from the public square and turn us into an atheistic society." And those atheists, not content with having excised God from biology and the evolution of life (the Thomas More Center made a valiant but ultimately unsuccessful attempt to save him by defending the Dover, PA school board in the Kitzmiller intelligent design case), are going after Christians, God's helpless and pious adherents, as well. As Thompson points out, "It’s almost like a genocide. It’s a sophisticated genocide."

http://farragonews.blogspot.com/2006/03/right-not-to-believe-part-ii.html

2:50 PM  
Blogger Charlie Quimby said...

For you quick readers, Tim's being ironic. See his post...

3:04 PM  
Blogger Tim Kanwar said...

Am I? I guess I was. Does that mean that Thompson is just being ironic too?

(one can hope, right?)

3:25 PM  

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