Got To Be Kidding wrote:dashgalaxy86 wrote:So atheists obviously have no need to help people, right? And without a God, it makes no sense to help someone? God is the only possible justification for doing good deeds? Puh-leeeease.
Nope. Didn't say that. Didn't imply it.
I think that people help each other because we have an built-in need to do that.
What I am saying, is that you should try to see the actions of theists as a part of this desire to help - whether or not that help is misguided.
A normal person, athiest or theist, who sees a person drowning will naturally throw a life-ring to that person.
Likewise, if a theist sees you 'on the road to hell', he/she will try to 'throw you a life-ring' to give you a chance to 'save' yourself. It's completely natural.
Which has what to do with this thread?