Is there a single reason why an atheist would help a dying stranger on the side of the road?

Is there a single reason why an atheist would help a dying stranger on the side of the road?

What would be the explanation for why you would randomly inconvenience yourself for someone who's just going to drain societal resources?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Touch them
    >OD on fent
    >Now there are two dying strangers on the side of the road

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No.
    People who are certain there is no God pretend to have morals but they don't. 100% of them would murder their own mother for a billion dollars.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      They would press a button that would kill a random baby for 10000$, they support free abortion, Atheism and having a moral compass is in opposition.

      At best you have the moral compass of the zeitgeist + your own emotions, you are a mailable slave of whoever controls the popular media.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I wouldn't, in fact I would want that button destroyed so someone else doesn't end up pressing it and killing the baby of someone I know personally. How does God have anything at all to do with this?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          God does not change his opinion, God is eternal and unchanging

          The values I hold are the values God has approved of, they will not change today, tomorrow or in a 1000 years, they are stamped by divine approval.

          Your opinions are influenced by zeitgeist + your own emotions, you are a mailable slave of whoever controls the popular media. As stated before.

          Does this not make you feel uncomfortable? That you are a slave to man? Please, examine yourself, ask yourself "what are the most controversial opinions I have", chances are most of what you think is completely aligned with the government and popular media.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >God is eternal and unchanging
            God was a baby, then a man. Alive, then dead, then alive again.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yes the human nature of God did indeed do that, but if the divine nature had truly died reality would've ceased to exist.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >God didn't REALLY die on the cross
            Apologizers in charge of not blaspheming

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I stated his human nature did die, but God can't die, so his divine nature did not, is this a hard concept to understand? There is a reason why he has to be an union of God and man in order to make any sense, this is also why Jesus did not know the time, why he prayed, why he starved, why he felt temptation, because of his human nature, I am not breaking ground here, this has been teachings for 2k years by now.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Jesus is God

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Jesus died on the cross

            Correct

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Jesus REALLY died on the cross.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Jesus died on the cross

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >*click*

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Actual atheist here. I would not help a dying stranger purely because it would inconvenience me.

        >They would press a button that would kill a random baby for 10000$,
        I would press this button all day every day until I was a multi-billionaire.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    tbh I wouldn't even think twice before helping the person but if you pressed me for a reason I'd say that 1) I get more personal meaning from saving a person's life than whatever else I would be doing. I mean what story will I want to tell later, the story of how I saved someone's life or the story of how I got to work on time? 2) If the positions were reversed I'd think someone who just passed me by was an butthole, so if I don't help I would logically have to consider myself an butthole, which would hurt my ego.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    How did we know the dying stranger is just going to drain societal resources?
    Do you see how your brain has been trained to jump to stupid conclusions and you think everyone else should too?

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >God required for ethics
    No

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >christians yet again telling on themselves that they have no conscience or empathy and they’re worthless scumbags

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Is there a single reason why an atheist would help a dying stranger on the side of the road?
    Yes, they would for their own conscience

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If your only reason to help the person is fear of punishment you sound like a dick. There's this thing called empathy? It's ironic since leftists who tend to be atheistic almost always support the needy more

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >that stranger could have high genetic proximity to you
    >your tribe would benefit from manpower if that person was saved
    >the act would further enforce benevolence in your group, which could benefit you or your loved ones if you are in dire straights one day

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No. In fact I would kill the man and loot his corpse. I would take the body and put it in my trunk. I would then withdraw all of his money from his bank account (if I could) and max out his credit cards. Then I would dissolve his body and get rid of the liquified remains. And I would also frick his wife and shoot his dog. And piss on his grave.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not an atheist, but not a Abrahamic either.

    I believe in God/Creator force, and in the divine, but not in any concept of inherent morality or natural law, or divine justice or any of that nonsense.

    For me, it's basic human empathy. If I came across a dying stranger in the road I would help them because I can easily empathize with and put myself in their shoes. I can see the world from their point of view, and I understand their pain and suffering and feel a desire to help them in any way I can because I would want someone to do the same for ME.

    It's the same reason I can empathize with dying/wounded/mistreated animals, or people, whatever. I am capable of understand their pain, and I know that I would want help if the situations were reversed.

    If you don't genuinely feel empathy for other living things (also, I emphasize EMPATHY and not SYMPATHY, which are very different), than you are fricked in the head regardless of your religious beliefs and something is wrong with you. I also want to point out that religious people ESPECIALLY are often prone to actually being sociopathic, and only help people because they are afraid God will punish them if they don't. There is a particular tendency in Westernized Christians in particular to sympathize with, but not empathize, others. Leading to horrific acts of violence against others justified by religious belief, actions that would never occur in the wildest dreams of the average atheist.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because due to being social animals humans evolved a strong sense of empathy, as helping others in your group generally increases the chances of survival and passing on the genes
    This sense of empathy has been futher strengthened by culture. The code of empathy (i.e. it is generally immoral to hurt others and moral to help them avoid pain) is the most ubiquitous and universal moral code throughout the world.

    Which means that most people would feel bad about themselves if they refused to help without a good excuse and risk getting ostracised by others if it was found out - things everyone would rather avoid

    Core tenets of morality can be evolutionary explained. Not saying this is the only or correct explanation, but we do have sound theories for it, like for example Haidt's moral foundations theory

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    empathy, compassion and being a social animal are not based on divine morality, bro

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    God real, cuz the consequences of him being made-up makes me uncomfortable

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    There is genuinely something wrong with christian's brains.
    Why are you like this? Does it really just come down to an extreme death-denial cope?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's just bog standard childhood indoctrination.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's just bog standard childhood indoctrination.

      >you can only be indoctrinated with these beliefs
      >I am immune to propaganda btw

      If I help people in their time of need, they or observers might help me someday when I am in need.

      Gamblers fallacy

      God didn't tell you not to torture and kick puppies, yet you don't do it. Curious.

      Yep that’s the point
      Moral behavior is more than not doing bad things

      Actual atheist here. I would not help a dying stranger purely because it would inconvenience me.

      >They would press a button that would kill a random baby for 10000$,
      I would press this button all day every day until I was a multi-billionaire.

      Another honest atheist

      or thats mostly because china has screwy laws were helping a by stander can also frick you over as well

      Legendary cope
      >baby floating in the pool, dead, Pilates class continues undisturbed
      >baby run over by truck, passersby step over corpse with groceries in hand
      >it’s because they’re avoiding legal repercussions, though their hearts yearn to help

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        How is this gambler's fallacy? Most people would rather help an obviously pro-social person than help an butthole. If I am pro-social, I increase my chance of being helped in the future. You might ask "Why not be a dick in cases where nobody will ever know?" and I would respond with "I wouldn't necessarily know that nobody will find out IRL, I don't like being a dick, and practising a habit even when it's not strictly needed help reinforce the habit".

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If I help people in their time of need, they or observers might help me someday when I am in need.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    God didn't tell you not to torture and kick puppies, yet you don't do it. Curious.

  18. 2 months ago
    sage

    They don't - look at China.
    If they do in The West it's because they have a partially internalized, atenuated, sublimated, deracinated and diminished form of Christian morality

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      or thats mostly because china has screwy laws were helping a by stander can also frick you over as well

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