You don't need religion to have a conscience. You were born with it
Oh no! It's the Australian Guy ... Sorry to nit pick Switcher, but a person is not born with a conscience. "Conscience" is a rationalisation. It is a thought. It is a notion.
It is an aery faery idea that people use to talk to each other with. It is not a verb, not a doing-word. It is an almost useless word.
What we are born with is EMPATHY. From the German einfehlung (Maybe I haven't spelled that right) meaning one feeling or shared feeling.
Empathy is the feeling that underpins the idea of treating Others as you would like to be treated.
so instead of believeing one lot you chose to believe a differnt lot.
i would say to yu, it doen't fucking matter whether what is happening is Kalgeri plan or santaclause plan.
its the facts that actually matter and are worrying. just here in Switzerland you can see immigration from shengen and the third world speeding up year for year.
you see the laws change, you see the ministries hardening, being harsher with the public, you see crime go up and police powers being increased to deal with it, you hear english all over the place when 10 years ago it was all swiss dialect. you have arab, slavic, gypsy crime gangs abusing the system which makes people angry and they tighten support for the poor and start spying on everyone.
we now have multiple genrations of Arab and African clans here involved in organized crime like we never had even 20 years ago.
the Swiss citizens rights are shrinking the more we open our borders, so i don't give a fuck about Kalgari, i just have my eyes open to whats been happening in my nation in my life time alone and how much has changed for the worse. housing/job shortage, building all over the green spaces to accommodate all the immigrants.
from being a tight nit village of a nation we are now a slummy mess of a big city where humans are no longer seen as individual free citizens with rights, but pawns to be ruled over. the excuse for every single step of totalitarianism was taken with the best possible motives of dealing with some new imported problem. so yeah i don't give a damn if its Kalgaries fault or some well meaning moron beurocrats and EU centric lawmakers.
Although your post has merit, I leave it up to you to debunk my statement. Life form on the planet does possess the gene for self preservation, from plants to humans. It's inherit. Therefore, why wouldn't we possess a conscience at birth?
Metaphor... There is no such thing as a bad dog, or breed. Just bad owners! Although that being said, it can be traced back to genealogy.
The gist of what he was trying to say is extremely easy to understand. Quit being so anal. You don't have to subscribe to a religion to BE A GOOD PERSON. One does not have to practice a religion in order to be a decent human being. That was the gist and meaning of his comment. You know it too...and yet people are attempting to take apart what he said verbatim and prove it wrong on semantics.
With all due respect, sir.
The mental energy some people expend on absolutely ridiculous shit never ceases to amaze me.
Yes, there are lines and breeds with serious genetic defects (intended or unintended) due to excessive inbreeding.
Examples: the morbid physique and health of the English bull dog, the gratuitous and unlimited aggressiveness towards their congeners of a certain line of American pitbulls, or the psychological instability of many English coquers...
Ah, just as I figured. I have no desire to 'debunk' your theories. IMO you are lazy and just like to spout off and never back any of it up.
Yes, there are 'bad' dogs, it's called "temperament" and cannot be trained out of the dog. Temperament is passed through genetics. Good breeders know this and will euthanize an animal that displays these traits.
In humans; "evil" is basically "temperament" which equates to lacking empathy. Those folks (think serial killers) should also be euthanized perhaps?
Now my friend... debunk the information I've presented.
Sorry Gypsy... I'm
Ah !; but ... are you from Switzerland (one of the 10 safest countries in the world)? ... Because reading to yourself you sound like a mix between the worst neighborhoods of Los Angeles, Bagdag, Marseille and Mogadishu ...
Surely the crimes committed in Switzerland by foreigners are a grain of sand at the bottom of the ocean of murder, torture, misery, corruption and crime, with which the Swiss banking system floods the planet by being the main money washer (black , or blood red?) of drug trafficking, organized crime and even world terrorism ... from at least the time when they laundered the money of the Nazi massacres and plunder.
Pd: official Swiss source (you can change to another of the several languages available: in terms of diversity (among other things) linguistics, the Swiss are a world example):