Are there any good or noble actions that are not tainted by religion?
Religions are based on rewards and punishments. At the root of religious morality is the belief that good deeds buy you the points you need to get into Cloud Fairy Land, while bad deeds doom you to eternal agony in Satan's BBQ Pit. That means that every good deed motivated by religion is a selfish hyprocritical act, and that religious people are using others for their own benefit. As an atheist, I can expect no eternal benefit from any good deeds that I do. My only motive to do good is my conscience.
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