Have you been to church today? No need to answer. It's none of my business.
A study published in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences found that people who had no religion know right from wrong just as well as regular worshippers.
Dr Marc Hauser, from Harvard University and one of the co-authors of the research, said that he and his colleagues were interested in the roots of religion and morality. The team behind the research found that most religions were similar and had a moral code which helped to organise society.
"For some, there is no morality without religion, while others see religion as merely one way of expressing one's moral intuitions." he said.
"The research suggests that intuitive judgements of right and wrong seem to operate independently of explicit religious commitments.
"However, although it appears as if co-operation is made possible by mental mechanisms that are not specific to religion, religion can play a role in facilitating and stabilising co-operation between groups."
There we have it - atheists are just as ethical as churchgoers. Right or wrong is intuitive and my years of perfect attendance at Sunday school were a waste of time. I know others in my family said that 50 odd years ago!