Morals Without Religion?
All of these religious posts got me thinking. The Religious Right seem to claim that a Godless country will be the end of the world as we know it. That you can't have a family unit, morals, a sense of right and wrong, etc. without religion and God.
I disagree. I personally believe that the "golden rule" is simple humanity. We don't like to be treated poorly, so it makes sense to treats others as you would want to be treated (unless you're some sick sadomasochist fukc ).
I have an extreme sense of right and wrong, damn near Old Testament type stuff. Maybe it's because I was taught religion growing up, however my parents didn't use it as an excuse to teach us how or why we act a certain way.
So, do we have morals in society as a direct result of religion that wouldn't be there otherwise? Or is it quite possible that the rules of humanity would exist anyway?