Quote: Live a Good Life

Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.

~ Marcus Aurelius (Roman Emperor 121-180 AD)

  1. Oh my! Here is an interesting philosophical point of view. My husband and I haven’t been attending church regularly for at least seven or eight months now. Rarely do we go. I just realized how much guilt I am carrying around because of my absence there. I know now I have been feeling like a poor Christian because I am not going. But my life online on blogging and through my newly released novel, and my new website revolve around following Jesus’ path, helping others find God through these avenues. I have accomplished so much but keep falling back into a pit, like I don’t want to shower, and feel alive….this has to be the depression yet as I need to open those windows and doors….doors to my positivity..doors to my” tragedy to triumph” as described in my novel. I must practice what I preach. Thank you for sharing with me. I have subscribed to follow you. I couldn’t have gotten a quicker response. God is working through you for sure….

    • Interesting point of view. I prefer to interpret it as showing the irrelevance of religious belief in choosing to live ethically.

  2. Ethics, to me, is wrapped together in a similar package as Christianity, while we try to live as Jesus did, an earthly (human)and spiritual being together. I always felt one wasn’t as good a Christian if they consciously chose to leave church out of their lives. I have met so many wonderful people through churches. But I live quite a secluded life now with only my husband and doggies, utilizing my time by being productive in an intellectual fashion without having to chatter with others throughout every day.

    Hope your day is going well…thanks for taking the time to share with me.

  3. I have never heard this before but it is wonderful! I really appreciate your following my blog!! It gives me a chance to surf through your empathetic and positive blog and enjoy the thoughts and quotes. All the best!

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