Thank you. You got what the other violent thinking poster didn't get in my questions. Violence is violence with or with out belief and or reasoning.<quoted text>
Are you suggesting that it's only your theistic belief that prevents you from acting like a homicidal maniac? A psychopath is still a psychopath with or without theistic belief. It may be fortunate for people around you that you do hold a religious belief,but many people who have no such religious hangups live ethically without any problem. The same can't be said for the likes of those pedophile priests that are protected by the Vatican.
My point was that many on this planet subject themselves to religious philosophy to restrict what would other wise be a natural instinct to do, to be violent when one wanted or needed to be violent. A minority in this conversation deemed atheists do the same but don't use a theism philosophy to restrict themselves from violence. In the end people of both groups will find a reason to not be violent unless need be or the want to be violent is to strong to resist.
Thus my actual point you caught, we as humans are given to violence. It is in our nature. Just as the urge to breed is in our nature. But we have taught ourselves in the last few thousand years to restrict that violent nature and to restrict that urge to breed with out another's permission.
So back to the question. Aside of the laws of our societies made to restrict our activities and our human moral compass taught to us from generation to generation, I know from what source people of theism come from to restrict their actions. But from what source does an atheist use?