there are no eternal truths, no divine virtues, no heavenly ethics decreed by any God upon mankind. Morals are not carved into stones as commandments by a God; they are a product of societal agreements among people. Mankind makes its own rules, laws, and morals.

Tom Taylor, Aphorisms to the Individual: Notes for my Sons [Amazon]

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