Can we be god without god?
Atheists and humanists are wasting their time trying to convince believers that they can be good without god There is no point to this because our real task is to convince believers that THEY can be good without god
Understandably, if they are truly convinced they would succumb to every temptation without being held in check. by their fear of god, they most naturally would see us as free to do whatever we feel like doing.
Now I think we all know that most believers would still be and act like decent people even if there was no god, ( Fact is, we are all best kept in check by the fear of consequences, but there is good old empathy too)We all want to be friends.
So we might say, what is the problem? And here is the problem—these people have been convinced that without this fear of god, they would act out every ‘sinful’ thing they ever thought of.
And what is the potent tool religious leaders use to such great effect? SEX They KNOW that all of their flock have touched themselves or had a lusty thought. (Made in God’s image? No wonder god fried his son to save our asses.)
“There is no health in us.” is the constant denunciation that convinces their flock that they cannot control themselves.
If we can convince them that they are really good people, no matter what, then they will see that we, too, can be good people