17th November 2018

“I hear Christians say they're going to heaven because they do this, that or the other, they all seem to know what they must do to get there and what they need to not do to avoid the other place. These are not moral acts, they are not acts committed without regard for oneself. These are pragmatic acts, acts committed with a view to reward or avoidance of punishment. An atheist, by contrast expects no reward for good deeds or acts that benefit others. They are not pragmatic, their only intention is to improve the lot of someone else, often at personal cost. No rewards, no punishment. These acts are moral.”

Unknown author