Being brought up religious meant that, either intentionally or unintentionally, I was taught that doing the right thing made god like you more. This meant that if you did good things he would reward you.
How can you be moral without a belief in God? Share your views and we might add it to the website. Here are some opinions from other atheists.
I think at its base, morality is biological. After all if members of a species kill each other off, the odds of that species lasting for a significant amount of time is low, so in my opinion, many "moral" behaviors are more rightly called "biologic" or "evolutionarily advantageous" behaviors and
I have never had a problem about sexual morality. I have been an Atheist since childhood. I still don’t understand why Christians have to have 10 Commandments to keep them on the ‘straight and narrow’. For me any normal person instinctively knows what is right and wrong.
I grew up in a Christian fundamentalists household. My father ruled his house with the bible in one hand and his fist in the other. I was taught sex before marriage was a sin. Lust was a sin. And of course masturbation. And I had humongous urges to have sex.
Any crime can be committed by religious and non-religious people alike, it doesn't fancy any specific type of person. A non-religious person can plead innocence and claim a psychiatric illness caused him/her to commit that terrible crime.