I like how you slice up my posts and answer them out of context. Some of your answers don't even seem to follow any logic. Like this: "I'm pro bible study, most religions have done outstanding work teaching ethics and morality." This was in response to my point that by saying some Bible verses are "outdated" you are in effect applying your own judgement to the text. Yet it was allegedly inspired by God, right?<quoted text>Yes, truth matters more than politically convenient lies.
<quoted text>Bible study; you don't take the words of an atheist on interpreting biblical meaning.
<quoted text>I'm pro bible study, most religions have done outstanding work teaching ethics and morality.
<quoted text>No, let's keep God in the equation; that way it works for everyone.
<quoted text>Where's the secularist's body of ethical and moral work? We don't got to atheists for issues that transcend the physical, because they say it's all relative and don't help at all.
Your reply to that point was oddly not to the point.
Anyway, regarding your last point, here are some links to discussions about ethics. It is a secular field of study.
Religious ideas are certainly referenced in this field of study since religions tend to promote certain ideas about morality. But the study of morality is not in and of itself religious.
Atheism has nothing to say about ethics or morals since atheism is merely not believing in god. It is not a worldview, nor is it a system of morals or a set of rules on how to behave.
Morality is about well being. That is the root of it. And we have a lot of areas of agreement about this between all the religions and those without religion. For example if told you that I think it is wrong to hurt people you would probably agree with me. In a nutshell that is what morality is all about.
Strange...we do not need a deity to figure that out.