I don't think this is true at all.FedoraRefugee wrote:The problem is that without God you lose your foundation. Morals are now up for grabs. As Hinto says, you make it up as you go along.
Whether or not an external force ?God keeps you straight or you develop your own compass, you still have one; and they may be more alike than you realize
The fact that fundamental principles (God's laws if you like), such as thou shall not kill or murder, although even God understood, it seems: a justified defense, and in that old old testament, God was a vengeful creature..
It is only later, after a comparison of both sides, that anyone can be sure where the compass really points.
We don't actually make up everything for ourselves, we all depend on the culture we derive from to narrow our position, we follow the crowd for some time, unless we decide they are incorrect or maybe just prejudiced: then we decide (but might never be absolutely sure how much is me and thee)