I have found that even people with a personal character undergirding them, morals are just as fast and loose. Throughout time, our Judeo-Christians, as a culture, have changed their position on things like slavery and miscegenation. Treatment of women is another one that, for better or worse, is certainly different today. Sure, there are some minority sects that live differently than the norm, but we are talking about the mores, which is something generally derived by majority culture. Our society is also awash with plenty of examples of people overtly pious on the outside, but completely devoid of morals on the inside. From all walks of religion, from Catholic Priests, to tele-evangalists, to the Rabbi that got caught on NBC Dateline visiting the house of someone he thought was 15 years-old carrying a 12-pack. Supposedly, these people had a spiritual understanding of morals, yet are guilty of acts most of us agree are highly immoral. My point is, I do not believe a belief in a higher power is a precursor to being a moral person. Nor is belief means morals are held steadfast, especially over time. Also leads me to believe there is no deity or deities that are there to guide us, protect us, or do anything, and we are all just humans trying to do our best.