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Would we have compassion if we didn't know the love of GOD?

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i've often wondered about not having religion at all and what effect that would have had on our society. would we be more animatistic ? all mass murders and rapists and evil doers ?

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when i think about nature/ animals and how they protect their offspring and how mothers will nurse offsprings who have been abandoned, it makes me believe that yes....there would be some compassion without religion in our lives. nice to know that we are hard-wired like that.

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Niiice answer! Praise GOD!!! Certain animals. I am by The Grace of GOD CHRISTian. my LORD when HE was on Earth, talked of Faith & Love. So many religions in some way speak of Peace n Love,Good Orderly Direction, That Thing that makes us have the ability to transcend our basic instincts. Bless!!!
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HE was on earth???
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The LORD JESUS CHRIST. HE is my LORD, GOD is my CREATOR & HEAVENLY FATHER. Not trying to push my beliefs on anyone. Bless!!!
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Yes we would it's called humanity

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Plz! Not trying to change yer's! What makes us human, over instinct?
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You don't need to be religious to love and care for others. It all just depends on who you are as a person in society.
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I'm not talking about religion. I don't know why everybody associates GOD with religion. Most religions speak of One GOD, even the Hindu religion mentions that all the lesser deities are like appendages of The One GOD. So many similarities, yet too many arguments on how it's said. Bless!!!
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Ppl associate god with religion because in a sense religion is god. Without religion, there wouldnt be an idea of god
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I don't agree. GOD is & always will be,The Alpha & The Omega. Religion, as far as I see it, is based on people's perceptions. Bless!!!
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It could be hard .

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Yes, I am myself and know many people who are "non-believers" and who also happen to be not only compassionate but also very kind and giving people. "Knowing God's love" does not automatically make a person compassionate.

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True that!
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I'm not talking about a belief in religion. I'm talking about the reason why competitive, predatory(by our physical characteristics) animals such as us(human beings) choose to be compassionate & loving over our basic instincts. In nature it's mostly eat or be eaten, with us we'll sometimes give some money or our only meal for hours to a total stranger whose down on their luck. My opinion is that even morals are our need to please a higher power.
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Yes! I know tons of people who are "Christians" who have no compassion and cant see past there own noses!

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No doubt. I don't understand myself how some people who claim to follow the Prince of Peace, seldom follow HIS teachings. The LORD JESUS CHRIST said the two greatest commandments are Love for GOD & Love for each other. Bless!!!
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