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What are your thoughts on this quote?

Marcus Aurelius:
"Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones. I am not afraid."

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:19 PM on Sep. 7, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • VERY WISE WORDS! I LIVE A GOOD LIFE, A NOBLE ONE AND THE ONE THING I WANT TO LEAVE IS GOOD MEMORIES OF ME TO MY LOVED ONES, THIS IS WHY MY MORTALITY DOES NOT WORRY ME.
    older

    Answer by older at 2:24 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • I LOVE Marcus Aurelius's writings. I agree with this and feel the same. This is also why pascal's Wager holds no meaning for me.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 2:26 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • He wrote that? I may just have to look up more of Mr. Aurelius's stuff. I quite looove it. Describes my view precisely.
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 2:34 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • I like it, and even though I believe in God, I do agree.

    =)
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 2:36 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • Very wise words. I like this.
    AnamCara1

    Answer by AnamCara1 at 2:40 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • Sounds about right to me.
    roachiesmom

    Answer by roachiesmom at 2:44 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • Very true.

    Amaranth361

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 3:52 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • That's the way I look at it.

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 4:57 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • i think he was trying to appease everyone and be inclusive while questioning the existence of God. I dont' see it as wise.
    Aasiyah

    Answer by Aasiyah at 5:38 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

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