From the Conversation:
despite their much-better-than-average behaviour, atheists continue to
suffer the widespread distrust of the devout. Those who believe an
ever-vigilant deity keeps tabs on and judges their deeds have trouble
comprehending how anyone can be “good without god” (as the Sydney
Atheists‘ motto goes).
It seems they almost think that if you don't believe in a
supernatural policeman, then you are exempt from consequences from your
actions, until you remind them that we are all subject to a rule of law
policed by police and judged in the courts.
Originally posted by Ian Woolf