That's moving away from the point, you were incorrectly equating respect for authority with an understanding of the concepts of right and wrong, not stating it merely as a 'moral virtue'
I'm not interested in 'moral development'. I'm interested in moral origin.
I will quote myself
I don't care how you think you learned morality, I want to know where do the concepts of right/wrong, good/evil come from (in an atheist universe) if not from God?
Haven't we been through this before?
You're being disingenuous now. They are the same thing.
Now that you can read my mind, I guess there is little else to say. I don't see them as the same thing.
Do you believe it is impossible for humans to learn concepts as they mature? If not, how are you so sure that humans do not learn moral concepts as they mature?
The concepts of right/wrong, good/evil are quite simple, how we apply them is where it gets complicated. Humans learn how to apply these simple concepts to difficult situations as they mature.
In an atheist universe who are you to tell anyone what's right and what's wrong.
DD - May I ask, by what mechanism does your god implant the concepts of right and wrong into a human?
When I learn how to create life out of nothing, maybe I'll be able to answer that!
Did the concepts of right and wrong exist before man? (That is in an atheist universe.)