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  1. What does “everything” mean? Does someone forbid you something that you would like to try? Or, on the contrary, are you afraid that you will become the subject of this very “everything”?

    Animals do without God, but they do not kill each other right and left, and they are quite capable of showing altruism and creativity. And there are well-defined evolutionary reasons for this. But people, you see, need an ethical construct called “God”for the same thing?

    To date, a lot of research has been conducted on the topic of ethics and morality.

    It turns out that even 3-month-old infants distinguish between cooperative behavior (those who help achieve a goal) and destructive behavior (those who prevent it), and they are better at the former. (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/285841045_The_Origins_of_Human_Morality_Complex_Socio-moral_Evaluations_by_Preverbal_Infants)

    It turns out that the morality of a particular choice is weakly dependent on the cultural code, level of education or religiosity (there are a lot of studies, Google “trolley problem” or “trolley problem”).

    It turns out that only in religious societies the desire to cooperate with others or show altruism is directly proportional to the size and probability of punishment for non-manifestation of these qualities (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2936171/)

    Interesting, isn't it?

    I highly recommend reading The Origin of Altruism and Virtue, by Matt Ridley. A balanced and consistent approach to the origins of morality.

  2. I don't quite understand the message of the question. What does the author mean? lack of morality in atheists or literally permissiveness?

    If the former, then history shows that the presence of religious consciousness is not a criterion for the high moral character of an individual.

    If the latter, then the question arises: is it only the fear of punishment that stops a person when he wants to do something bad (by universal standards)?

    However, even if we assume that God (or some higher being) is absent as a category, then there are also quite human ways to avoid permissiveness, such as, for example, the Criminal Code.

  3. For someone who can't control himself without the master's stick, yes. But the fear of punishment is also an unreliable regulator of behavior at any source of morality, since it always implies the search for ways around and self-justification.

    In fact, “everything” can be allowed only in a vacuum and in the absence of others who can not interfere. The hard truth of life is that there are many external constraints besides God. In the end, you can draw God as forgiving and merciful, but with the Criminal Code and other people's arbitrariness it will be more difficult.

  4. Exactly. You are limited only by your capabilities. Including overcoming the resistance of other people, and this is clearly seen in practice.

  5. Just look at how many opinions and statements about God there are, from complete denial to crazy worship, even though everyone understands that God is not knowable? For some, it is enough to know about God what is written in the holy books, and for others, a reasonable explanation is needed, as we are used to saying, a scientific justification for this phenomenon. And this happens always and in any historical time. And even in the most primitive understanding of God, you can find a grain of other understanding of God Complicating, but enriching the understanding? So we are all right, even though we need to have one truth? But it doesn't work out with God, as it does in the Human world? There is no truth about God! There is not one, but there are many thousands of which a canvas or a picture of God is woven, and if you remove not only one paint, but even a brush stroke. There will no longer be a correct understanding of God. When I tell you that I communicate with God, the reaction is predictable: as the believer said, is this pride? And a lover of scientific understanding that this is a brain tumor? But I nobly remarked that the doctors can help me if I go to the hospital during the treatment? Do you just think in patterns that you've been taught? So if I communicate with God, do I have to be his son? Although for a reasonable explanation, it is enough to understand that if God is and is our Creator, then contact between us is a Necessity! Without which it is impossible to live! And God communicates with us, and you know it, communicating “Common” truths, through saints, scientists, just smart people. And he even tries to help us, warning us not to go there, do not go here, be careful and attentive, do not marry this one, do not throw a friend out for money! It's just that God never speaks twice! And scientists explain to us that three sources are enough for a person to believe that this is true! Therefore, we call God's hints intuition, which is not required to be fulfilled. With one opinion and understanding, the existence of the world will end! Can you imagine what a horror it would be if you all believed me that I was communicating with God? And above all, it would be a tragedy for me? Who would tell me that I have a tumor, or that I'm a troeshnik and retired troeshnik? Yes, I studied so hard that I tried not to pick up a textbook, but retold what I had heard from the teacher? But wandering around the courtyards and learning about life in person? For those who have the idea that I somehow” for the bastard ” sorry, to lie in 73 years? I can say one thing: I have never met a more intelligent person than our Creator in my entire life, and I will simply keep quiet about culture and decency! Yes, and for those who think that it is I who communicate with my brain? I can give you a lot of explanations, even that up to the age of seventy, I was just like you, but contact with God changed everything! But most of all, I was struck by the fact that in my thoughts, I can think about you , that you are “stupid freaks” for the fact that you think that I have a tumor? And God, when He communicates with me, does not allow me to humiliate you! And by his example, he makes me also do without insults and inspires me that your thinking is programmed, and that you are trying to use reason and not habits? But my brain really wants to send you out of habit, but it has to restrain itself, because God does not approve of it, but you do not understand this? And that's great! Good luck! I will go for a walk, 73 years require a reasonable attitude to health, and I will wait for smart answers!

  6. like small children ))

    1. If there is a God, then everything is also possible – in life, as well as if there is no God. They will be judged only after death, but in the meantime they can be lit to the fullest – which was done for thousands of years by all sorts of inquisitors and other criminals hiding behind God.

    2. Moreover, if there is a God, then he is all-good. That is, he always does only good under any conditions! including for the devil, demons, sinners )) So do whatever you want, after death it is guaranteed to be GOOD.

    3. If there is no God, then you can still only do what the laws of nature allow, surprise ))

    4. And most importantly, while living in society, even if there is at least no God, you will still have to take into account the rules of the Hostel during your life. A one-time violation of the rules is certainly possible, but they will easily be caught and imprisoned, by an ordinary human court.

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