Good Without God

In response to Ronald A. Lindsay’s editorial, “Good Without God—But Better Without God?" (FI, August/September 2015), I strongly agree with his statement that “too many religious people still adhere to their religious doctrines (or to religious leaders who interpret the doctrines for them) as a guide of decision-making," and that, contrary to them, we as humanists do not base our morality on scripture or the instructions of an authority. However, I would have to respectfully disagree with his view that “The nature of one’s belief about God is simply not a reliable predictor of one’s moral character, and, because of that fact, we can’t claim that humanist morality is an improvement over religious morality when it comes to shaping one’s character."

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