With Great Power, Comes Great…

No, not “responsibility”. What comes with great power is great “authority”, and that does not create greater responsibility, not necessarily. It would only create great responsibility if the one with power is a moral being. Without morality, there would be no responsibility: If Spider Man was to be a psychopath, he would never have felt any reason to go out in a dark, cold night to fight with a thief in a dark alley.

This is the reason why we should care whom we elect, and where we do that. Giving authority to those who do not care, will never create the best possible outcome.

And more importantly: This is one good reason not to choose any religious person to a place of authority, especially when they are extremists: What they do not have is the mind of reason, which is the only possible guide to being “good”.

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thetruthfulheretic

Dear fellow Homo sapiens, or if you prefer conscious mammals! And of course, friends nonetheless: I created my blog in order to speak my very weird mind, mostly about three subjects (as I identify myself and my state of mind with them): Atheism, as I was born in the Middle East and saw and felt the affects of Islam; Homosexuality and equal rights, as a gay man who has tasted the Homophobia and also Sexism in that society; and Liberalism and political philosophy, which I think is a good ground for secular values and criticism of fundamentalism. If you wish, visit and join your state of mind to mine. I hope they don't short circuit!

2 thoughts on “With Great Power, Comes Great…”

  1. I agree. Many people in authority are/were immoral tyrants–including many popes, bishops, and others in the clergy that were/are in positions of power. If there was a god, he certainly has not done a very good job of teaching them morality, and how to conduct themselves responsibly–which is why religion is not so much about god–but about power and control. It is a convenient tool used to control and manipulate malleable minds.

    Thanks for your comments on my blog BTW–they certainly helped in putting the Apologists in their place…:)

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