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Entry from December 09, 2020
“Obedience is doing what you are told, regardless of what is right”

"Morality is doing what is right, regardless of what you are told. Obedience/Religion is doing what you are told, regardless of what is right” is a saying that has been printed on many images.

“Morality is doing what is right regardless of what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told regardless of what is right” was posted on the newsgroup alt.bible on October 14, 2000. “Until next week, and remember: ‘Morality is doing what is right, no matter what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told, no matter what is right’” was printed in the Miami (FL) Herald on October 15, 2004. “‘Morality is doing right, no matter what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told, no matter what is right.’—H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)“ was printed in the Sonoma West Times & News (Sebastopol, CA) on April 4, 2008. Authorship is unknown; there is no evidence that American journalist H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) ever said it.

“Morality is doing what’s right regardless of what you’re told.  Obedience is doing what you’re told regardless of what is right” was posted on Twitter by Hereticus Monk on March 28, 2012. “Morality is doing right regardless of what you were told.  Obedience is doing what you were told regardless of what is right” was posted on Twitter by Wil Post later on March 28, 2012. “‘Morality is doing what’s right regardless of what you’re told. Obedience is doing what is told regardless of what is right.’ H. L. MENCKEN” was posted on Twitter by Martin Colclough on October 12, 2014. Again, authorship is unknown, and there is no evidence that H. L. Mencken ever said it.

“Morality is doing what is right, regardless what we are told. Religious dogma is doing what we are told, no matter what is right” is a saying that has been printed on several images. “Morality is doing what is right, regardless of what we are told. Religious dogma is doing what we are told, no matter what is right” was printed in The News (Maple Ridge, BC) on February 18, 2006. “‘Morality is doing what is right, regardless what we are told. Religious dogma is doing what we are told, no matter what is right.’-- Elka Ruth Enola, Yahoo! Groups Links” was posted on the newsgroup agabbip on May 26, 2006. “‘Morality is doing what is right, regardless what we are told; Religious dogma is doing what we are told, no matter what is right.’ -Elka Ruth Enola” was printed in the book Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State (2008) by Tarek Fatah.

“CONFORMITY is doing what everyone else is doing, regardless of what is right. MORALITY is doing what is right, regardless of what everyone else is doing” is a saying that has been printed on many images. “Conformity: Doing what everyone is doing, regardless of what is right; Morality: Doing what is right, regardless of what everybody is doing” was posted on Twitter by Fame Monster on December 4, 2012. “Conformity: doing what everyone else does regardless of what is right.  Morality: doing what is right regardless of what everyone else does” was posted on Twitter by Mindy Levy on March 12, 2013. “#Morality is: #doing #what is #right #regardless of what #everybody is doing #Evette_Carter” was posted on Twitter by د. عـ ـبـ ـد الـ عـ زيـ ز الـ قـ ـاسـ ـم on March 28, 2013. “‘CONFORMITY IS DOING WHAT EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING, REGARDLESS OF WHAT IS RIGHT.  MORALITY IS DOING WHAT IS RIGHT, REGARDLESS OF WHAT EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING.’ ~EVETTE CARTER” was posted on the blog The Social Chicks on January 19, 2015. Evette Carter is usually given credit for this version of the saying, but it is uncertain who she is and when she first said it.


Google Groups: alt.bible
Let’s get a few things straight
ha...@mvm-hands.com
Oct 14, 2000, 1:31:09 AM
(...)
Morality is doing what is right regardless of what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told regardless of what is right.

Newspapers.com
15 October 2004, Miami (FL) Herald, “This Week at Power” (http://www.power96.com), Street Weekly, pg. 67, col. 3 ad:
Until next week, and remember: “Morality is doing what is right, no matter what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told, no matter what is right.”

18 February 2006, The News (Maple Ridge, BC), “Marriage is too a human right,” pg. 7:
Morality is doing what is right, regardless of what we are told. Religious dogma is doing what we are told, no matter what is right.

Ultimately, what makes Canadians different from others is that we graciously grant and defend minorities human and equal rights.
Gunter P. Jaenicke
Maple Ridge


Google Groups: agabbip
From Egypt…
techdervish@gmail.com
May 26, 2006, 7:16:47 PM
(...)
“Morality is doing what is right, regardless what we are told.
Religious dogma is doing what we are told, no matter what is right.”
-- Elka Ruth Enola
Yahoo! Groups Links

Google Books
The Quotable Atheist: Ammunition for Nonbelievers, Political Junkies, Gadflies, and Those Generally Hell-Bound
By Jack Huberman
New York, NY: Nation Books
2007
Pg. 11 (Anonymous):
“Morality is doing what is right no matter what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told no matter what is right.”

Google Books
Chasing a Mirage:
The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State

By Tarek Fatah
Mississauga, ON: J. Wiley & Sons Canada
2008
Pg. 330:
Morality is doing what is right, regardless what we are told; Religious dogma is doing what we are told, no matter what is right.” -Elka Ruth Enola

Newspapers.com
4 March 2008, The News (Abbotsford, BC), “Stand back; it could be catching,” pg. A5:
Morality is doing what is right, regardless of what you are told. Religious dogma is doing what you are told, regardless of what is right.
Dean Spyropoulos
Abbotsford


Newspapers.com
24 April 2008, Sonoma West Times & News (Sebastopol, CA), pg. A8, col. 1:
WORD BOX
“Morality is doing right, no matter what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told, no matter what is right.”
-- H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

Newspapers.com
5 May 2008, The Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA), “Letters to the Editor: Catholics still blaming victim,” pg. A4, col. :
Morality is doing what is right no matter what you are told. The Catholic religion is doing what you are told, no matter what is right.
JEFFERY KOPEREK
SHARON KOPEREK
Housatonic

Twitter
Fuzzy
@FuzzyDicePHL
“Religion is doing what you’re told, regardless of what’s right… Morality is doing what is right, regardless of what you are told.” Carlin
10:45 AM · Jun 23, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Google Groups: atheism-vs-christianity
Morality and Religion
LL
Oct 4, 2008, 1:54:33 AM
Morality is doing right no matter what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told no matter what is right. --Bumper Sticker.

Twitter
@askegg
Morality is doing what is right to spite what you are told.  Religions ask you to do what you are told regardless of what is right.
9:07 PM · May 1, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Janice Formichella
@JaniceLikes
“Morality is doing what is right, regardless of
what we are told. Religious dogma is doing what we are told, regardless of what is right.”
11:14 AM · Dec 11, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Chakravarthy P
@chakravarthyp
Morality is doing right regardless of what you are told,
Religion is doing what you are told regardless of what is right
4:20 AM · Dec 31, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Brad Romance
@ScoobyDoofus
@MissRaissa Morality is doing what’s right, regardless of what you’re told. Religion is doing what you’re told, regardless of what’s right.
11:59 AM · Nov 18, 2010·Echofon

Twitter
Hereticus Monk
@HereticusMonk
Morality is doing what’s right regardless of what you’re told.  Obedience is doing what you’re told regardless of what is right.
8:45 PM · Mar 28, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Wil Post
@wilzardthespy
Morality is doing right regardless of what you were told.  Obedience is doing what you were told regardless of what is right.
9:38 PM · Mar 28, 2012·Facebook

Twitter
U. Dax Gordon
@daxxinista
Morality is doing what is right regardless of what you’re told. Obedience is doing what you are told regardless of what is right.
12:32 AM · Mar 29, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Newspapers.com
23 May 2012, Calgary (Alberta) Herald, “Letters: Morality defined,” pg. A13, cols. 5-6:
And his definition of conscience says it is one’s application of natural law, properly matured, of course, with the church’s guidance. I recall an admittedly pithy saying which has a different take: “Morality is doing what is right regardless of what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told regardless of what is right.”
Kris Eckstrand, Calgary

Newspapers.com
26 May 2012, Billings (MT) Gazette, “Perspective: Many churches today work to improve image of organized religion” by Susan Otey, pg. D1, col. 1:
There is a picture going around on Facebook that says, “Morality is doing what is right regardless of what you are told! Religion is doing what you are told regardless of what is right!”

While I disagree with this statement, I know that this is many people’s understanding of the church.

Twitter
Fame Monster
@gypsyausvenus2
Conformity: Doing what everyone is doing, regardless of what is right; Morality: Doing what is right, regardless of what everybody is doing.
9:50 AM · Dec 4, 2012·TweetDeck

Twitter
Imani
@maniiNefari
“@kwelzer: #Morality is doing what is right, regardless of what everyone else is doing”
4:09 PM · Dec 17, 2012·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Mindy Levy
@MindyLevy
Conformity: doing what everyone else does regardless of what is right.  Morality: doing what is right regardless of what everyone else does.
12:39 PM · Mar 12, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
د. عـ ـبـ ـد الـ عـ زيـ ز الـ قـ ـاسـ ـم
@AbdulazizQasim
#Morality is:
#doing #what is #right
#regardless of what #everybody is doing
#Evette_Carter
8:11 PM · Mar 28, 2013 from Tulsa, OK·Photos on iOS

Facebook
Mark Pothier
May 9, 2013 at 10:03 AM ·
CONFORMITY is doing what everyone else is doing regardless of what is right,
MORALITY is doing what is right, regardless of what everyone else is doing.

Twitter
illumynous
@illumynous
CONFORMITY is doing what everyone is doing regardless of what is right
MORALITY is doing what is right regardless of what everyone is doing
2:55 PM · Apr 6, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Martin Colclough
@martincolclough
“Morality is doing what’s right regardless of what you’re told. Obedience is doing what is told regardless of what is right.”
H. L. MENCKEN
12:29 PM · Oct 12, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

The Social Chicks
HOW TO BE AUTHENTIC IN THE NOISE OF TRAFFIC
January 19, 2015
“CONFORMITY IS DOING WHAT EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING, REGARDLESS OF WHAT IS RIGHT.  MORALITY IS DOING WHAT IS RIGHT, REGARDLESS OF WHAT EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING.” ~EVETTE CARTER
I recently saw the above quote by Evette Carter and it really resonated with me and the journey I’ve been on as an entrepreneur.  In the world of social media marketing there is a LOT of noise out there

Twitter
Inspire. Empower. Impact
@emadatey
“Morality is doing what’s right regardless of what you’re told. Obedience is doing what’s told regardless of what’s right.”~H. L. Mencken
3:26 AM · Feb 26, 2015·Twitter Web Client

Facebook
Hope Of Guinea
October 11, 2015 at 9:28 PM ·
“CONFORMITY is doing what everybody else is doing , regardless of what is right. MORALITY is doing what is right, regardless of what everybody else is doing” -Evette Carter
Please join us on October 24th at 6:00 PM to Inspire and Give Hope to All Children! Tickets are on sale at http://www.hopeofguineagala2015.eventbrite.com.

Twitter
Canna Vet Project #WearADamnMask
@1620Vet
“Morality is doing what is right regardless of what you are told.
Obedience is doing what is told regardless of what is right.”
~H. Mencken
8:13 AM · Aug 4, 2017·Facebook

Twitter
Earthling
@ziyatong
“Conformity is doing what everyone else is doing, regardless of what is right.  Morality is doing what is right, regardless of what everyone else is doing.”
—Evette Carter
5:43 PM · May 25, 2018·Twitter Web Client

Facebook
Quotes
February 13, 2019 at 3:34 PM ·
Morality is doing what is right, regardless of what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told, regardless of what is right. - H.L. Mencken

Twittr
Valérie Lovelle
@Valquoi
Replying to @pesachlattin @mutilation_surv and 2 others
“Right is right even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it” - St Augustine
“CONFORMITY is doing what everybody else is doing, regardless of what is right.
MORALITY is doing what is right, regardless of what everybody else is doing.” - Evette Carter
8:08 PM · Sep 14, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Gabriel Ⓥ
@SizzleBang
Replying to @BorisJohnson
Morality is doing what is right regardless of what you are told.
Obedience is doing what you are told regardless of what is right.
Act accordingly everyone. and tell this Tory cvnt to F**k Off
7:13 PM · Nov 26, 2020·Twitter Web App

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