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Human nature?

For those who believe in human nature alone. How can you fight for the rights of human nature but condemn anyone who practices the same beliefs as you do? How would you be able to say anything is wrong since it is our nature to do whatever our hearts desire? Since your views say that we are unruly animals, how do you explain the need for self control? And why do you feel you can judge those who do not see the need for it? After all it is our human nature that you want to be freed from religion, but that would also means that we should be freed from the laws of this land too since it oppresses our human nature and rights to let it rule over us. Blessings..

 
Daphna28

Asked by Daphna28 at 11:48 AM on May. 18, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • How is society not brainwashing us by telling us what is right or wrong if you claim religion brainwashes us? To coexist means someones human nature is oppressed right? Where is the logic in that if we are to accept it, and live with it. How would anyone be expected to accept consequences for things they feel to be in their nature? I do not understand what gives anyone a right to do this seeing [according to some] we are to accept our human natures and run with it. Isn't that hypocritical? Yes it is. Blessings..

    Daphna28

    Answer by Daphna28 at 1:06 PM on May. 18, 2010

  • Please don't use the golden rule: that stems from Yahweh and his religion. Blessings..
    Daphna28

    Answer by Daphna28 at 11:50 AM on May. 18, 2010

  • confused My head is spinning!  I have no idea! LOL.

    lowencope

    Answer by lowencope at 11:52 AM on May. 18, 2010

  • what in the hell are you talking about? the only thing i understand about this question is that you make a whole lot of assumptions based on very little knowledge about what other people think.
    figaro8895

    Answer by figaro8895 at 12:01 PM on May. 18, 2010

  • Because human nature alone does not benefit the whole. In order to build and live in cities, grow crops, aid the poor, become educated, raise children, fight crime and disease, and so many other other responsibilities, we must work together as a society. Without this organization, we would still be primitive man hunting for every meal and living in caves.

    Most toddlers try fighting the laws of the land (ie, parents), and it's clear what chaos ensues if they are allowed to have whatever they want. They end up miserable, uncontrollable children who have no respect for anyone. It benefits no one.

    Humans are not the only ones liviing for the betterment of the whole. Some of the most intelligent animal life works in colonies of sorts. Bees, ants and primates come to mind.
    anng.atlanta

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 12:02 PM on May. 18, 2010

  • the golden rule is an ancient idea (actually with pagan roots as many christian traditions, beliefs and practices) that long pre-dated christianity. why do i know more about your religion than you? the wiccan rede recognizes that the energy that you put out into the world is returned to you. buddhism understands that what you do to one you do to all because we are all one. christianity doesn't have the corner on this idea.
    figaro8895

    Answer by figaro8895 at 12:02 PM on May. 18, 2010

  • What are your talking about...you have twisted a whole bunch of words together and slid in your view on them then ask for an opinion to what exactly? If it feels good do it? Then do it, everyone has their opinion on right and wrong including you. It is a lie to say you don't how you express them is your business but you cannot stop anyone else from expressing theirs either. If you want to do as your please, do it. But if the whole world carried on that way, we would have no room in the jails to hold everyone. We need laws/ we need a measure of right and wrong. If we did not have that kids would never go to school, pedophiles would be able to rape children at will. STD would be the norm because no one would have to wrap it up and be responsible not only for themselves but the the safety of other. If it feels good to you do it. I would rather live in a culture where there is some type of law and order.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:04 PM on May. 18, 2010

  • figaro8895....Yet another bash on Christianity (yawn)...The whole idea of the golden rule is there because if you love your neighbor as yourself you will not do anything to hurt him. It is completely based on love. Just because it is said in a more "enlightened way" TO YOU AND MAKES YOU FEEL ALL DEEP. Does not mean Christianity does not have a corner on it. It just said in a different way. Understanding is key.
    my2kids312

    Answer by my2kids312 at 12:09 PM on May. 18, 2010

  • Human nature is what it is.  However our intellect and higher reasoning allow us to temper, and to a certain degree, control our nature which is necessary since we are also by nature, social animals.  We have penal institutions for those who cannot follow the social norms.

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 12:18 PM on May. 18, 2010

  • I am not going to argue about the golden rule it is in the ten commandments, and it is referred to as the Golden rule in Yahweh's word. I believe him over you any day. Blessings..


    MY QUESTION IS THIS: IF RELIGION OPPRESSES OUR HUMAN NATURE.WHO ARE YOU TO SAY WHAT IS RIGHT OR WRONG IN THAT NATURE? AND HOW DO YOU FEEL YOU CAN TELL OTHERS WHAT IS IN THEIR NATURES OR NOT? OR PUNISH OTHERS THAT EMBRACE WHAT THEY FEEL TO BE THEIR HUMAN NATURE AND BELIEVE AS YOU DO? BY IMPRISIONMENT,DEATH, AND OR ANYOTHER REPRUCUSSIONS.IF IT IS TRULY OUR HUMAN NATURE TO BE THE WAY WE ARE: HOW CAN YOU JUSTIFY PUNISHING ANYONE FOR GOING WITH THEIR "NATURE" BEING IT A MURDEROUS NATURE, A PERVERSE NATURE, A THEIVING NATURE, A LYING NATURE AND SO ON???

    Daphna28

    Answer by Daphna28 at 12:22 PM on May. 18, 2010

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