Originally Posted by Requiem
You can not adhere to religion and still have a moral compass. Basic principles of morality existed long before organized religion did.
A cave man could rationalize that killing a member of his tribe would leave less people to hunt for food.
Morality is not dependent upon religion or belief in God. Never has been, never will be. In fact, what some would describe as "morality", others would call "pragmatism". Depending on what you believe, "morality" is either endowed to you by a magical being no one can see, or by hundreds of thousands of years of natural selection.