Friday, November 03, 2006

very true

I have often thought this exact thing before.
Valuable also is the moral lesson of atheism. Virtuous atheists actually have a stronger claim to real goodness than virtuous Christians, Jews, or Muslims, because there can be no taint of cupboard love in their obedience to the moral law. They do not believe in a reward for goodness, and thus must love goodness for its own sake. The challenge to religious people is that they ought to do the good as if there were no afterlife, no heaven, no reward. God does not get a reward for all the good things he does, and if we are supposed to become as much the image of God as we can, as we are told in the scriptures, then we should seek out that life of love and service that is its own reward. [from What's Good About Atheism]

4 comments:

Cairogal said...

My sentiments exactly. Went to a Korean restaurant today here in Seattle and ordered my bean taste stew. Ah...the perfect remedy for the rainy day blues!

laura said...

I love bean paste stew... yes... it is great for rainy days. I love Korean food!! (except fishy ones, of course).

Cairogal said...

I'm determined to try the recipe you posted and see if I can do it. Is it always uber-salty, or is that just a matter of how much paste you use?

laura said...

Yes, how much paste you use would affect that. Also, if you do use a soup base/stock, that will make a big difference. Many recipes don't include any kind of soup stock (my ex did put it in, so that was the way I learned). Okay... I just went and tasted the bean paste from the container... it is quite salty.