Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Good for Goodness' sake

If it's the fear of punishment
Or the greed of reward
That keeps you from being bad,
Then goodness that is not
For goodness needs no reason.

If I proved to you today,
Beyond a shadow of a doubt,
That there was no heaven nor hell,
Would you then be bad?
I expect not.

Why then do you need to believe?
Why taint your beautiful conscience
With cowardice or avarice?
When you can just be
Good.

1 comment:

  1. Einstein once said-
    "A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy,
    education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would
    indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of
    punishment and hope of reward after death."
    Thts simple and plain logic.A common common-sense.One does not have to be Einstein to understand it.

    But people, are so hopelessly dependent on religious matrix. They are so not ready for such rationale argument. They are stuck, Tey cant be unplugged from that matrix, they dont want to, they re happy living in illusion and delusion.
    Thers been so much bad doings under the name of religion and god.
    With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil;But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.

    People do bad things not because they are numb, but that they believe that they are doing the right thing.Its all in believing. Good and bad are created in mind.For a die hard animal lover , believing that all life is sacred, McDonalds is franchise of hell and people who eat meat are the sinner and are BAD. SO, i think its all about believing of what is good or bad and those beliefs come from the values we hv been raised with, and later assimilated and acquired by our own experiences and wisdom.

    I think only way to draw the line between good and bad is being on the receiving side of your actions, words or expressions.

    But again,we're designed to be hunters and we're in a society of shopping. So I guess we really cant expect much from people.

    I think mark of Good people is that they feel good when they do good and bad when they do bad.

    Cheers!
    ~007

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