Deeds over creed

United States
February 6, 2007 10:08pm CST
I feel the most important part of religion should be promoting good deeds. What we do is way more important than what we believe. We should always strive to be better human beings and be more compassionate. Naturally we will all believe and interpret things differently but having said that we all no good from evil. We should give our children a religion and a faith. We can train them to be good people but the rest is up to them. Anyone else think what you do is more important than what you believe? Because just believing in things does not accomplish anything.
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@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I agree. So many people say they are religious or go to church or whatever, but then the rest of the week they are horrible people who lie, cheat, and do whatever sins they want. As an atheist, I'm not going to really "give" my children a religion. But I want them to be good people. I don't think those two things have to be exclusive. You don't need religion to be a good person. Of course, if they choose a religion I'd be fine with that, but I couldn't force one on them or tell them one religion was the truth for sure. They'd have to decide that on their own.