1. Maryland
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    19 Nov '15 14:10
    Doing the right thing does not require religion. It requires empathy. If you would not do the right thing without religion, you have no empathy!
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    19 Nov '15 14:33
    Originally posted by 667joe
    Doing the right thing does not require religion. It requires empathy. If you would not do the right thing without religion, you have no empathy!
    Agreed. Would you agree that doing the wrong thing does not require religion?
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    19 Nov '15 14:45
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Agreed. Would you agree that doing the wrong thing does not require religion?
    As I am sure you are aware, it has been said that doing the wrong thing whilst thinking it is the right thing, requires religion. This of course is not restricted to the traditional religions. Stalinism, communism, Nazism and other political movements have religious aspects to them too.
  4. Maryland
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    19 Nov '15 20:49
    People can do right or wrong things with or without religion.
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    19 Nov '15 21:01
    Originally posted by 667joe
    People can do right or wrong things with or without religion.
    Joe, that is probably one of the best comments I've seen in this forum since I've been here 🙂
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    20 Nov '15 07:21
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Joe, that is probably one of the best comments I've seen in this forum since I've been here 🙂
    Took a bit of coaching for him to come around to it, though.
  7. setlagole
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    20 Nov '15 10:24
    Originally posted by 667joe
    People can do right or wrong things with or without religion.
    The devil is actually the one leading people to do wrong things. No other way.
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    20 Nov '15 11:57
    Originally posted by 667joe
    Doing the right thing does not require religion. It requires empathy. If you would not do the right thing without religion, you have no empathy!
    So what is the "right" thing and the "wrong" thing?

    And lastly, who cares what you think?
  9. Maryland
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    20 Nov '15 14:00
    Not very empathetic of you!
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    20 Nov '15 23:53
    question: Can individuals with autism be emphathetic?
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    21 Nov '15 00:43
    Originally posted by roigam
    question: Can individuals with autism be emphathetic?
    It's complicated/ My wife is on the board of a school for people with autism. I suggest you google on your question in quotes, just as you state it.
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    21 Nov '15 01:31
    Originally posted by Tshotsho Khalapa
    The devil is actually the one leading people to do wrong things. No other way.
    What a cop out!
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    25 Nov '15 10:47
    Originally posted by 667joe
    What a cop out!
    God created the heaven and the earth. He created man in his own image. All was well until the devil came to Eve. People started doing wrong things.
  14. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    25 Nov '15 13:04
    Originally posted by Tshotsho Khalapa
    God created the heaven and the earth. He created man in his own image. All was well until the devil came to Eve. People started doing wrong things.
    That's certainly one (*unlikely) account.
  15. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    25 Nov '15 13:081 edit
    Originally posted by roigam
    question: Can individuals with autism be emphathetic?
    The spectrum is wide for people diagnosed with autism, but there can be issues with empathy. (Asperger syndrome in particular). However, no two people are alike. (*Identical).
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