I would appreciate no further assumption that I am anyone's sock. I am not. As for a handbook on morality... why do you think there needs to be a handbook? Has not evolution and the emergence of social norms and customs ingrained a morality in every society in the world, with or without a "handbook"? Here's a quote from Carl Sagan which deals with the starting point of morality from a non-religious mindset... If we can't think for ourselves, if we're unwilling to question authority, then we're just putty in the hands of those in power. But if the citizens are educated and form their own opinions, then those in power work for us. In every country, we should be teaching our children the scientific method and the reasons for a Bill of Rights. With it comes a certain decency, humility and community spirit. In the demon-haunted world that we inhabit by virtue of being human, this may be all that stands between us and the enveloping darkness.