Do Atheists have better moral compass than Theists?Posted by: shaancl_716
Theists believe that one should have a holy book in order to have morals. The Christians have the Bible, Jewish people have the Torah, Muslims have the Qur'an and atheists have nothing. Humans need to have and accept the guidance and teachings of those who have been through different experiences. From the beginning of the Abrahamic faiths and of Greek philosophy, religion and morality have been closely intertwined. This is true whether we go back within Greek philosophy or within Christianity and Judaism and Islam. Morality stems from religion.
Atheists believe that values, including morality, come from people like themselves; the values and morality are the same whether one believes in gods or not. The morality of atheists is in a sense more noble by definition than the morality of theists. While theists believe that god will punish them for immoral acts and reward them for moral acts, atheists have no motivation to be moral other than their own innate sense of morality. It is morality for its own sake, not out of fear for punishment or desire for reward. Click the link for more reasons: http://de-conversion.com/2009/05/25/10-reasons-atheists-are-more-moral-than-religious-fundamentalists/