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Old 03-20-2010, 06:18 PM   #185
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Originally Posted by meloleary View Post
Penn Jillette, the taller and more talkative member of Penn and Teller, did an essay for This I Believe a couple of years ago in which he laid out his core philosophy that people should be good because they are good people, not because of fear of some god or some eternal punishment. I think he's right. Thanks for reading this far.
Welcome, Carol. Glad you found us. I agree with this wholeheartedly. I try to do what is right because it is the right thing to do, not because of fear of punishment or whatever. Sin is such a stupid concept, and I think that the decisons that we really labor over are not things that are covered in the bible's list of sinnable acts. Like I don't talk to my sister enough, and when my mom (her stepmom) tells me I should call her I don't. Is that a sin? I doubt it, but it sucks just the same. (BTW just so I don't look like a really bad person, she doesn't call me either. That doesn't help does it? )
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