|Typical damn atheist.|
A comment was left on The Curmudgeon's seldom read blog in response to a well written post about people robbing dairies in Auckland (and other places).
Okay, the comment was probably written after a beer or two and I can symathise with that since I've been known to write one or two comments after a chardonnay (or, very rarely, two). So what I am about to write is by no means an attack on the comment's author. I thought I'd just answer the questions the comment asks. Feel free to leave a comment here if you have different thoughts.
The comment reads:
A society that rejects morals? Which I hate to repeat are of Christian origin.
How many of these robbers are atheists?
As an expert in atheism you have never addressed this.
Why should an atheist care about robbing a dairy?
What code governs an atheist?
What single thing does an atheist believe that has work to the betterment of those we love.
So here goes:
1) A society that rejects morals? Which I hate to repeat are of Christian origin.
2) How many of these robbers are atheists?
I don't know but I would guess that there are at least as many Christians. You'd really have to do a survey in a prison. I have know quite a few Christians who were complete arseholes so I don't think they can all be completely rulled out from the group of people who rob dairies. I'm sure that some atheists rob dairies too.
3) As an expert in atheism you have never addressed this.
This statement was really meant for The Curmudgeon but he was off at the rugby in Whangerei last night and is probably still in bed, so I'll answer for him (I qualify because I am an atheist).
I don't see myself as an expert Atheist, though I do study things and listen to those wiser than me. I also try to keep an open mind. I think, with this statement, you are talking about the numbers of dairy robbers who are atheists. I tried to address this in question 2.
4) Why should an atheist care about robbing a dairy?
Empathy. Honesty. Unselfishness. I have never robbed a dairy.
5) What code governs an atheist?
Empathy. Honesty. A love for our fellow human beings and other animals. Looking for honest answers.
6) What single thing does an atheist believe that has work to the betterment of those we love.
Empathy. Kindness. Sharing. Not believing silly shit that can lead to bad decisions.