matty_batty0, on 29 April 2011 - 10:36 AM, said:
Talon, on 29 April 2011 - 07:19 AM, said:
Being an American anyway I still have "Christian" values.
Never put much thought into that until now, what does it actually mean to have Christian values?
When I tell people I'm agnostic at times I get from time to time a vicious reaction. They assume that because I'm agnostic that I have no morals or customs whatsoever. That I don't celebrate Christmas or Easter. That I support murder. That I condone adultery or that I'm all for polygamy.
But this isn't the case, since I have "christian" values( I put quotations around it because these values aren't just limited to those with a christian belief!!) I hold many values sacred such as I believe in monogamy, I'm against adultery, I'm not too keen on abortion, I don't like the idea of murder or stealing, I shun pedophilia, incest, etc. etc.
While with other religions or belief systems around the world things such as pedophilia is a-okay, or having multiple wives isn't something frowned upon but encouraged. Some cultures are also all for incest. But since I grew up in a christian like setting and despite me being agnostic I do not agree with any of these things.
So that's all of it in a nut shell.