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what is a good person?
#1
what is a good person?
so I've often heard people say I don't need religion to be a good person. may I ask your opinion on what a good person is?
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#2
RE: what is a good person?
That's pretty subjective, but it's well documented that there are people who would be considered good in and out of religion. They can also be evil.

Most people can probably agree that people who help more than they hurt are good people.
Poe's Law: "Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of Fundamentalism that SOMEONE won't mistake for the real thing."

10 Christ-like figures that predate Jesus. Link shortened to Chris ate Jesus for some reason...
http://listverse.com/2009/04/13/10-chris...ate-jesus/

Good video to watch, if you want to know how common the Jesus story really is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88GTUXvp-50

A list of biblical contradictions from the infallible word of Yahweh.
http://infidels.org/library/modern/jim_m...tions.html

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#3
RE: what is a good person?
Someone who tries not to be a cunt whenever possible.
I'm a bitch, I'm a lover
I'm a goddess, I'm a mother
I'm a sinner, I'm a saint
I do not feel ashamed
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RE: what is a good person?
(June 27, 2014 at 3:05 pm)shortbusgangsta3 Wrote: may I ask your opinion on what a good person is?

Whatever the bible says a good person is.
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RE: what is a good person?
(June 27, 2014 at 3:05 pm)shortbusgangsta3 Wrote: may I ask your opinion on what a good person is?

Me
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#6
RE: what is a good person?
In general, I'd say someone who tries to do the most amount of good to the most amount people, while trying to do the least amount of harm to the least amount of people.
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RE: what is a good person?
(June 27, 2014 at 3:05 pm)shortbusgangsta3 Wrote: so I've often heard people say I don't need religion to be a good person. may I ask your opinion on what a good person is?

Someone who gives me money, food, or good lovin'.

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RE: what is a good person?
(June 27, 2014 at 3:39 pm)Elskidor Wrote:
(June 27, 2014 at 3:05 pm)shortbusgangsta3 Wrote: may I ask your opinion on what a good person is?

Me

Not him ^^^^
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#9
RE: what is a good person?
Personally, I think the terms 'good' or 'bad' person are to subjective to interpretation. In my opinion, there is no such thing as a good or bad person, but simply individuals that practice good actions more than bad and others that practice bad actions more than good. I know this position is bound to critics, but for me a 'good' (I'll use this term to facilitate the reply) person or bad is based on one factor - Result. In other words, I don't think having inner morals or ethics make you a 'good' person, but your actions and the results you achieve do. If someone wants to change the world and end poverty, with the best of intentions, but doesn't do a damn thing a about it, it's irrelevant. If someone donates billions and helps everyone in a positive, beneficial way to society, even if done by the less altruistic reasons (eg bragging, recognition, or simply because you have no use for money), is enough for me to consider someone good. I don't believe however that the means always justify the end, but without the result the intention becomes useless. In other words and as an atheist, I'd rather have a religious person donating billions because he/she is afraid of going to hell, than a non believer that doesn't donate anything because he/she thinks not having an obligation (moral or ethical) to do so.
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RE: what is a good person?
A good person is someone who believes that others matter.
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