I already told you what I think in post #97988. I would guess that since my writing doesn't have a chapter and verse in front of them, it might be a little difficult for religies to actually read and retain them. Perhaps this will help.<quoted text>
Where do you think people learned to establish nice from not so nice?
Ah think some of it would be from referencing examples of, from stuff like ...books.
What do yew think?
Chrom. 4:1 "I think that the Deuteronomic and Mosaic Laws - along with their predecessors and counterparts in other cultures - were indispensable in promoting civilization among the tribes of the "wilderness". I do not contend that any of them are the works and words of Gods. I think that a longing to fill an emotional hole is what drives religion and "dark age" ignorance. There is nothing wrong with perpetuating a code of ethics and moral laws as long as they are not adhered to simply for the sake of dogma, authoritarianism and tradition. That (and NOT the eternal life fairy tale) might well be the most important lesson of Jesus."
It is clear that there is a mutual benefit and self preservation in being "nice," and it is also clear that the attribute is not confined to the human species.