Morality not determined by God


Re the March 3 letter, Morality needed: History has shown that just about every major war ever waged on this earth was waged in the name of God. And there’s certainly not enough room here to list all of the men of God guilty of sexual abuse and the financial fleecing of their flock.

Morality isn’t determined by God, it’s determined by the instillation of good and moral values: Live and let live, be good to others and yourself, don’t hurt anybody. These values should be taught in every home and supported in every school.

I’m an athiest and I like to think that I live by these values. My children learned these values from my wife and me. I believe they live by them, as well.

Keep God in your home if you wish, but out of public schools.

Steve Lewis, Miami

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