can a humanist be good without god?

Can we can be good without God?
Both Humanists and atheists have been wasting their time trying to convince believers that they can be good without god. Trouble is it is not us we have to convince, it is the believer who has been taught that THEY could not be good if it were not for their fear of almighty god. To them, any angry or lustful thought that entered their head would have been acted on if not for this fear of god. Not hard to see why they think atheists can ignore common decency with impunity without a similar deterrant .

And yet most of us know that most of our Christian friends are decent people who–even if free of this deterrent– would still act decently, with full respect for others. They are responsible citizens and demonstratively so. Or, to put into the words of this great man:

“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 hope of reward after death.”

– Albert Einstein, “Religion and Science,” New York Times Magazine, November 9, 1930

So it is up to us, if we want to shrug off this stigma, we must actively promote our fellow Christian’s sense of personal decency.
This is the ONLY way we can become fully accepted by society
Cheers, Andy Mulcahy

About Monist

Hi, my name is Andy Mulcahy . I consider myself a monist and I am retired from steam engineering lo,these many years ago, and the Portland Cement industry. I have evolved into a Humanist-am a member of the Victoria Secular Humanist Association and The Humanist Association of Canada.
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