Thursday, May 24, 2007

On Religion

When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.

- Abraham Lincoln.

6 comments:

ShouFarn said...

Isn't that morality and not religion?

day-dreamer said...

Yeah, I wonder if you call that religion. Maybe it's just something you hold on to?

youngyew said...

It's about the "morality" aspect of religion. Some people hold the opinion that religion is the ultimate source of morality, and that without religion, human would be immoral beasts. Lincoln refuted this notion by advocating "good" according to his heart. I know he's a theist, but in this statement, the way he paints morality without the heavy crayon of religious belief strike a chord in me.

Ahh, perhaps it is only me who find this sentence profound. :P

youngyew said...

And in any case, Lincoln is famous for liberating slaves in US. Before him, people had no problem with treating fellow human beings as lower animals.

Casper said...

some people took the mythology part of regions too literally

youngyew said...

casper: Yeah sometimes...