Is one sin worse than another?
is adultery worse than lying?
what makes something wrong?
is it the guilt feeling or limiting someone elses happiness?

(i hope i get a couple clicks of your life to help mine expand)

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Fri, 03/30/2012 - 8:06am


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Tue, 08/23/2011 - 5:06am

No morality, just difference. Personally I feel that if your not causing other people pain or suffering, and you enjoy what you're doing; then it's right by you and that's all that matters. Most people cause their own discomfort by being closed minded.

 
 
Wed, 03/28/2012 - 6:39pm
Kniphofia Says:

I'm an atheist, but I think you just shouldn't do that shit, who cares if ones worse than another, their all fucking horrible anyway!

 
 
Thu, 03/29/2012 - 10:43pm

is it also a sin to share your highdeas with others? according to thomas, it means your an asshole. and for what we all know... sinners are assholes most of the time

 
 
Tue, 11/22/2011 - 4:24pm

i believe it changes from person to person, its up to your own values to decide which is worse or if there are any worse. everything is dependent on your own experiences that make you place one set of values over another

 
 
Sun, 02/26/2012 - 8:28pm
funkymonk Says:

THIS ^^

i think judeo-christian philosophy is engrained well in your mind. there isnt any universal moral code. do what you think is right.

 
 
Wed, 03/28/2012 - 6:41pm
Kniphofia Says:

See? Monk has no problem swinging is junk around in public, but, you try robbing a bank, and he'll punch you in your left testis.

 
 
Thu, 03/29/2012 - 10:45pm

well i guess its a good thing i have 2 right testis

 
 
Wed, 03/28/2012 - 3:13am

IF you believe in it, I was told a long time ago....A sin is a sin and a sin is a sin. No black and white, if you murder its a sin, if you commit adultery its a sin...and so on.

I dont really know. Be cool and enjoy free will, all will be good.

If you dont like it done to you, dont do it to others....I like that one! unless you like pain..ugg...

Work the Karma points.... I changed my mind, I like that one better.

Be excellent to each other.....yea... be.....

what where we talking about?

 
 
Fri, 03/30/2012 - 9:51am

haha yeah, this guy is right. No sin is any worse than any others. Obviously murder is worse than stealing a loaf of bread, but in God's eyes you're disobeying him just the same.

 
 
Thu, 03/29/2012 - 11:32am
81st Says:

Morality-wise, I think it's all subjective. As human beings I don't think we can help but to act a certain way because of what we were exposed (or lack of exposure) to. I think family, environment, financial circumstance and probably a million other little variables are what construct our morality.

But taking apart the concept of morality, only presents more questions than answers so I think the simplest (and safest) route to go is as people mentioned above, and follow the golden rule. As long as you aren't interfering with anyone else's pursuit of happiness, everything's gnarly.

 
 
Thu, 03/29/2012 - 7:28pm

no such thing as sin brother. (read again in Hulk Hogan's voice)

 
 
Thu, 03/29/2012 - 9:52pm
Baked_Lays Says:

We discussed this in my philosophy class, its all in the eyes of the beholder. You can try and determine the difference between temporal and eternal law though

 
 
Fri, 03/30/2012 - 12:46am

I like this but you have to take everything in context.

To start sins only really matter when religion is involved so if none is involved sins area moot point, but karma is very real so violating any of these basic moral rules (in a situation that is not life or death) ain't really helping you much.

Adultery is lying in every sense of the term so over can not be worse than the other, but less can absolutely be measured in terms of how bad the lie for instance, adultery is worse than lying about stealing the cookie from the cookie jar..but could be better than lying about murder

I believe right and wrong are both individual concepts as well as situational...now to preface this I do believe in a communal right and wrong add in not violating human rights...every human deserves to be treated right so just do what's good for the community.now getting more into out I think that in reach of or lives we have to make choices that could be considered wing but in your specific situation it may be right...if zombies are attacking you murder is ok...or like when I spark this bong it is right for me even if Virginia doesn't think so so fuck you Virginia

And for the last one either you are to high or I am because I have no fucking clue what you mean

But I love where your head is at

 
 
Fri, 03/30/2012 - 8:17am

Karma is a religious concept just as much as sin is.

 
 
Fri, 03/30/2012 - 10:06am
WolfyHerb Says:

Its not about the guilty feeling man, its about being detrimental to someone else's life. We live to make the people around us lives better, and if we fail at that, we fail as a decent human. Thats my philosophy: work for others' happiness and it will bring about your own.

 
 
Fri, 03/30/2012 - 11:38am
 
 
Fri, 03/30/2012 - 12:15pm

what makes something wrong? religion, societal mores, and how you were raised. I was raised middle class single-mom christian. But if i was raised in the slums i would probly have no problem with lying and stealing. What makes something bad is when you are being selfish instead of selfless. I think that question is how everyone should live there life. If everyone did that then there would be no problems or debts or fights or wars or anything. Just think of how can i be selfless in this situation. Its hard but i have had that question drilled into my head and i have finally excepted that thought. So really do what you want and try to help others as much as possible. When you see someone with car trouble stop. They might rape and kill you. Or they might be having a heart attack and about to die. Look through the eyes of jesus. I feel like you are secretly asking is it okay to smoke weed. And i say yes it has no health problems with it. It makes you happy and hungry and can think more clearly.

 
 
Fri, 03/30/2012 - 1:01pm

1. I remember hearing that if you deny Christ that is the ultimate sin. so there's your answer. In general, i conclude anything under that is pretty much all the same. if you believe, than you are "forgivable", which is what really matters. of course im using christianity as an example. i am no expert but i have done research compare/contrasting major religions of the world and this is a common theme across many of them.
2. i dont even want to try to answer this. dont lie, dont cheat. it doesnt matter which is worse. i think these are two peas in the pod of dishonesty and quite frankly you shouldnt have anything to do with that pea pod. i mean, this scale you are creating with the sins, its almost like you see things all spread apart. if you are going to be a "bad person" by doing bad things, filling your conscience with heavy loads of bad peapods, then thats it period. you already have that on your shoulders it doesn't really matter what you did to get that load there. :O
3. perception is reality, there is no right answer here. wrong-ness is subjective to a lot of things. culture, religion, and also anything you were shaped into growing up. take genie the wild child, for example. she had no real idea of right and wrong, except that she was conditioned not to speak out of fear of punishment. none of us think it is wrong to speak, right? on another thought, just to touch a deep base here: morally, i feel our souls (not including sociopaths) have a sensor inside them. as if, our conscience has this depth that we choose to build. in our consciousness, we can feel wrongness, meaning if we regret a decision, if something "doesnt feel right", i think that is just a part of our souls construct.
4. you can not limit someone else's happiness. only your own.

 
 
Fri, 03/30/2012 - 1:55pm
JaredW Says:

Check out the divine comedy/9 rings of hell

 
 
Fri, 03/30/2012 - 7:49pm

I Appreciate everyones comments.
its amazing how i havent gotten on highdead in so many months. for some reason i just wanted to get on today. and saw MY highdea on the front page
fuck, my mind went crazy, what a coincidence

anywho, this was a while back. im an atheist now.
this was during the time that i was deployed and i was confused about the world and shit

thanks guys

 
 
Fri, 03/30/2012 - 11:26pm
COLE_1_7 Says:

actually i know a lil bout bible and shit and it says that God judges all sins equally doesnt matter if u kill someone or jack 5 bucks from your mom and i could go on and on but all the atheists will just get mad haha so yeaaa

 
 
Sat, 03/31/2012 - 12:18am
woowoo Says:

Your personal feelings decide what's right and wrong and just so everyone knows there is no god no religion explains dinosaurs