Secular morality

“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 this:

  • 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

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