didn't think that would get you riled up so much.
All in good humour offcourse.
I find the assumption that atheism = no moral or ethial code very insulting.
In fact, I myself follow a quite rigorous code of self-controll.
borrowing a christian idiom to describe it in short: "don't do unto others as you would not do unto yourself." It is a very usefull baseline tool to calibrate one's course of action.
I also follow the laws...mostly. (I dislike paternalising legislation, as it erodes personal responsibility)
The fact that atheists believe there is no afterlife does not reduce the desire for a humane world but actually increases it.
One should not be wary of convicted atheists, but of fallen religionists. These hopeless figures are capable of anything as all hope of 'salvation' is lost.
Offtopic and no fun. I sentence myself to the topleft corner of galaxy 5.