“A man’s ethica…

“A man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; 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

In the infrequent religious discussions that I find myself in, one position I have always found unnerving is the assertion that without god humans would devolve into senseless brutes. That position assumes the worst of humanity, and it brings about the conclusion that we as a species are terrible and need to be restrained, an assumption I must disagree with. 

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