Religion and Morality
So I'm sure everybody here has heard the Wienberg quote
With or without religion good people will do good things and bad people will do bad things, but for good people to do bad things it takes religion
Due to a recent discussion, I have re-opened my critical thinking nodes with regard to this issue.
One of the things is is there even such a thing as a "bad" person? That is a person that will do bad no matter what? Would Hitler have been a better person if he wasn't Catholic? Would Stalin have done what he did if regardless of the circumstances? Was Hitler and Stalin just two of those "bad people"?
I have a hard time believing that some people are bad no matter what. The Milgram experiment was a perfect example of good people doing bad things.
Another thing how is this quote falsifiable? How can we tell the Theists that were bad in the first place and the ones that were good and then turned bad? [this assumes there is bad people see above.]
Is there something about Religion and Morality that I seem to be missing?