If you look at the ten commandments, very few of them are actually to do with morality as such, as I recall (not being a big follower of the whole God thing: I'm a pagan, because if you have to have an imaginary friend you might as well have lots of them, and ones that are lots more fun than these monotheist heavies). The first are more about 'don't you dare even look at another god, you bunch of tarts you'. 1: I am the Lord Your God. You shall have no other gods before me. 2: You shall not make for yourself an idol (Simon Cowell take note). 3: Do not take the name of the Lord in vain. 4: Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy. So pretty much the first half is all about the Almighty Me and how he wants to be worshipped, and not a moral code. Then you get to things which show a bit of decency, though there are points you could dispute on - 5: Honour your father and your mother. What if they're abusive? Do you still have to honour them? 6: You shall not kill. 7: You shall not commit adultery. What if your partner doesn't mind? Who does it hurt if it doesn't hurt them? 8: You shall not steal. 9: You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour. 10: You shall not covet your neighbour's wife, ox, ass, house field, slaves of either sex (oh, yes, really). And does your envying that neighbour hurt him? Not really. If you get up and steal his ox, ass, wife, slaves etc, yes it does. But just wishing they were yours - is that intrinsically evil? Organised religions have a lot more to do with imposing control on people than with actually moral judgements, I'm afraid, that's why so many of them are happy to countenance mass murder as long as those getting killed are The Others and not Our Gang. Now excuse me, I have to go burn some chap to death in a big wicker cage.