Originally Posted by SuperSupra619
whether or not god exists, and he does, my religion helps me be a better person overall. Do you know how many urges I have had to do bad things, but didn't because it was sin? Drugs and Alcohol are hard to not do when you are at a party (I sometimes give in, im not perfect), but things like stealing, fighting, all other things that society would consider wrong, my faith prevents me from doing that. So even if there wasnt a god(which I strongly believe there is) i have no regrets with following my religion.
Are you suggesting you would be unable to find the innerstrength to turn down temptation if you were without your faith? What about your faith is the deterrent? The desire to please your God in order to please your God or the fear of not pleasing your God?
I'm a Christian, but with or without my faith I am able to make the correct choices (morally, socially, etc). I don't make my decisions to directly appease any God, nor because I am afraid of not appeasing Him. Sure, the vast majority of my decisions are in accordance with the doctrine I choose to follow, but it is never my driving force. I think there's a difference between being a "good person" and a "faith following person."