From THE NEW SCIENTIST:
COMMENT: You know, I'm sure I've read something very similar to that in the past somewhere.
However, the question is not "Can you have morality without religion?" The question is "Why bother to have morality without religion?"
I know most of you lot don't like the idea of a "stick and carrot" God, but as someone who could quite happily throttle most of the hierarchy of the Diocese of Newcastle, I find it not only useful, but downright necessary for the continued existence of most of the hierarchy of the Diocese of Newcastle.