The superiority of secular morality I'm going to go out on a limb here and suppose that this community is about 50% christian and 50% non-theist (atheist, agnostic, deist). I'm here to make a point. I hold the conviction that secular morality is far superior to Christian morality. First off, if a Christian is only doing good because they have a fear of eternal punishment, or they do it to get into heaven, it's not really doing a good deed for the sake of doing a good deed. They are being selfish. They are only looking to better themselves. If a secular person does good, they aren't seeking eternal reward, they are seeking the betterment of others. Secularity wins there. Also, the central doctrine of Christianity requires that people need not be ultimately responsible for their actions, which is the basis for all morality. If I were a good friend of yours, I would, if you were facing punishment, offer to take some of the punishment for you. If I was a REALLY good friend, I would take all the punishment for you. The one thing I can't do, however good a friend I am, is to take away your responsibility for your actions. When a Christian does wrong, all they have to do to feel "right" in their mind is to ask for forgiveness. Not from the victim, oh no, but from some transcendent supernatural invisible being, a third party. If a secular person does wrong, they must take up responsibility and make right with their victim. It is the only moral way to do so. Secularity wins again.