“A man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hopes of reward after death.”
– Albert Einstein, “Religion and Science,” New York Times Magazine, 1930
Can a person be “good” without “god” or religion?
A morality which strives to increase well being of as many people as possible and reduce suffering for as many people as possible can be done without religion.
- do be kind
- do contribute to good charities
- do support science
- do acknowledge teachers
- do support the disenfranchised
- do vote for politicians that better the world for all people
Don’t do this:
- don’t kill
- don’t rape
- don’t bully others
- don’t hurt the environment
- don’t vote for politicians that hurt others