« Last post by Ron Jeremy on Yesterday at 02:46:09 AM »
I have four kids. They lie, cheat, are mean to other kids, are selfish, uncaring about other's feelings,...basically appear to have no morals. At least in their early days.
So my wife and I, like all parent, spent years instilling morals in them. Our morals, our Anglo Saxon UK late 20th century morals. My older kids now have these morals. They are caring, they don't lie (well, not too much!), they do try to think of others, they display empathy when talking about kids they see getting bullied at school. And my younger ones are displaying more moral behaviour all the time.
Now there aren't many religious people around the UK these days, but the few I do know have kids that display no better or worse morals than my kids, so I assume those religious parents have also brought their kids up in the same Anglo Saxon moral code.
I mention my ethnicity and location because that does have a bearing on the moral standard I use. Morals vary according to where and when you are. My morals are not the same as 16th century Anglo Saxon morals.
But one thing seems obvious; there is no 'Morals From God' at play here; it is I, my wife, my family and kid's school / family friends that shape my kid's morals.
Any Theists care to comment?