Can you be good without God?

Let me start by saying that this is not a debate on whether or not God exists.

I really don’t like religion. I have a very big issue with it. It’s caused a lot of wars and a lot of unnecessary hate. It’s divided people. It’s destroyed relationships. It’s really not something I waste a lot of my time with.

I respect religion. I respect it as far as the people who practice it go. I have respect for every single person clinging to their belief, because religion is their right as a person.

Can you be good without God?

My parents are both Atheist. They raised us to form our own opinions and beliefs. I love them for that. I really do. Because when you’re raised by people who teach you their belief, then you know nothing different. When you’re raised to think on your own, you do just that.

My parents raised us to do what is right. Stand up for what you believe in. Work hard for what you want. Treat people the way you would want to be treated. Black is just a color. Don’t steal. Don’t lie. Don’t hurt people. All people are people and deserve to be treated as such. Mind your manners. Be polite. Kill with kindness.

And that’s how I look at the world.

“Morality is doing what is right regardless of what you’re told. Religion is doing what you’re told regardless of what is right.”

So there’s your answer. You can be good without God.