clearly all the hub-bub about atheists having no morals is merely a way to distract everyone from looking at the crappy corrupt morals of those with religion!
if being a paranoid-insulting-judgemental prick towards everyone around me is what being a "moral" person is, then feel free to keep your fucked up religious ideals to yourself...
Do I have morals?
I *personally* believe in "what goes around, comes around", however some people simply call this "karma", and some might think of it as being something more like "you reap what you sow", some may even think of it passively as "do unto others, as you would have them do unto you", so that's what I believe in, if I had to answer the question of "do I have morals."
"but but but..." ... What's that you say? but Jesus said "Do unto others..."??? and it's from the bible???
No shit, Sherlock. So does that make me a realllllly bad christian, seeing how I cherry picked one ideal out of the bible and ignored the rest?
Well, if that is true, then NEWSFLASH!! Unlike judgemental christian cunts, I actually cherry-picked the one actually *good* bit from the bible.
I wonder how many people call themselves christian when all they have lifted from the bible is "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you?" .. In fact it doesn't even literally say that, but that is what is meant, regardless of what version of the bible you have and how your twisted mind interprets the pretty jumble of words you judgemental arsehole christians clearly do not understand.
Leviticus 19:18 "Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself.",
Leviticus 19:34 "But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God"
Matthew 7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
Luke 6:31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
Luke 10:25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? 27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. 28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
but this ideal is not limited to christianity...
“Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.”
— Confucius, Analects XV.24 (tr. David Hinton)
“One should never do that to another which one regards as injurious to one’s own self. This, in brief, is the rule of dharma. Other behavior is due to selfish desires.”
— Brihaspati, Mahabharata (Anusasana Parva, Section CXIII, Verse 8)
“Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you.”
— Muhammad, The Farewell Sermon
and quite frankly ... it's common sense, as it's a learned behaviour eg. if you're mean to people, they won't be wanting to associate with you and if they do you should *expect* them to be arseholes right back at you, however, if you're nice to people, you would tend to have more nice human interactions, seeing how people tend to get along with people who aren't cunts to everyone they meet.
So it's little surprise that many cultures have come up with the idea of "do unto others", so why do christians have it so wrong? I guess some people need to be told to grow up?
a lot stolen off http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethic_of_reciprocity