I am writing an argumentative research paper. The topic I chose to do is "Can you be good without God?" What I am trying to do is have a diverse perspective on the subject so that way I am not biased in responding to the question. Personally I believe that it is possible to be good without God, but the challenge is, I cannot make my papers focus on religion because then the argument can be easily taken away by someone who perhaps does not believe in God. I respect others in the religion in which they chose to be devoted too. Feel free to post your opinion.
I am an open atheist and I'm sure that even if I was religious I'm sure I'd still say that you can be good without God. Religion is not innate however to-be-a-good-person and do the right thing is. I firmly believe you don't need to live your life by a religion in order to be deemed 'good' by God or society.