Anonymous asked: i understand, but... *there is* a right and wrong, otherwise what is the point of believing at all?
Right and wrong has nothing to do with belief, though. Right and wrong is, y’know— don’t kill people. Don’t take what doesn’t belong to you. Don’t cheat. These are rules of morality, and they’re human rights issues— and all human beings must abide by them, whether they believe or not. They were written as religious law back in the day because that’s all we had, but the world is different now.
And if the only reason you believe is to be “right,” then that’s not belief at all. And a loving God would judge us not on our scripted piety, but on our actual good works. I know a lot of wrong devout Christians, and a lot of right atheists— not to mention Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and Wiccas, just to name a few.
It’s a question of what lens you deem the most important.