Many Christians believe that atheists lack a moral compass because they think theirs comes from the fact God is watching their every move in a life long test to achieve salvation.
So far we have never elected an atheist premiere or prime minister other than Gilles Duceppe. There is a reason.
What I've come to realize, is that morals, good and bad, can be defined by anyone, with or without religion. Even Synchro has the signature something along the lines of " everything you do in life has consequence" and that's coming from Mark. Consequence for some, is Karma. That's a pretty familiar term in biking, help someone on the trail, that's bike karma and the good side of that will be returned to you. What I'm getting at with this, is I hope most Christians don't feel a need to view atheists as lacking morals, just because they aren't of faith. A lot of morals are taught at a young age through parents, and school hopefully. Which is why Private schools need to do their part, which is funny because this thread originally was started by a Private school problem, and when I put my kids, or maybe never, through school, I'll be at the meetings, get my 2cents in.
Sometimes I wonder 'bout the faith in the ones who we elect, is that just an image they put on to get more votes? Maybe their decisions aren't always strictly the individuals decision (Harper), but their party their with. That's government for you though, easy to judge, yet we can't change a thing
I'm happy to get outside and enjoy nature while I can, but I fear for the future of humanity