I guess if one is into Satanism that might apply, but I just don't believe in invisible gods, which have never had any evidence of existing. Having said that, I think one is responsible for how one lives, because we humans make sure that we don't act in such a way that we endanger ourselves or others, by our laws, and if we break the laws and get caught or get hurt then we pay then.Booots wrote: quoted text
That is funny. No true atheist follows anything to do with any form of deity, be it Satan, God, or Thor.
If U look at what Satanism teaches U will see that they don't worship Satan outright (it is really disguised) but teach that there is no other beings but humans and we should live life to the fullest even if it means to kill if it makes U happy, steal, have much sex, take drugs, disrespect whoever, basically just do whatever U want in life that fulfills U because there is no consequences other than from the laws of the land. It teaches a belief system that what we see is what exists and nothing more. The most important thing that Satanism teaches is that there is no God so there is no reason to hold back from commiting what Christians label as "sin". Another thing, when Satanism came onto the mainstream, there was much backlash from a mostly Christian community towards members so athiesm was used as a means to convince people that they were not actually worshipping Satan but were just people without a concept of an entity that demanded obedience from them. So athiesm IS satanism but with sprinkles on top.
Some will slip through the cracks and break all of human laws and never get caught or hurt themselves, but they probably won't have many friends either. We still have the laws, and the law enforcers to attempt to deal with those types, and they already exist within the very religious community, as we see every day. Some of the worst atrocities in the world are committee daily due to religion, and a belief in a higher power rather than in spite of that.
People like the Muslim terrorists, the Christian military people who constantly want a war to keep their men working, Fred Phelps, and people like Patty, are examples of people who use religion to do harm. I am not suggesting that each of those are exactly at the same level of evil. Patty is as bad, or worse, than Fred Phelps, but put up against a terrorist bomber who would take out a whole crowd of civilians for his idea of God, I suspect she isn't quite that evil.