What terrifies me is people that believe the ONLY source of morality is exactly that in the form of their religion. When some one makes claims like that, what they really just said is "I see no reason not to rip you apart with my bare hands right now except the external moral authority told me not too and/or/because I would be punished if I did".
I'll apologize in advance for continuing this way off topic thread. I don't typically respond to AC's, but I'll make an exception. I am a Christian, and I make no secret of it. If you (not you specifically, but any person in general) believe the teachings of the Christian church, that means you believe that there is only one God, and faith in Jesus Christ is the only means of salvation. If you believe in Christ, you understand that there is no way that you on your own could ever "good enough" to obtain eternal life in Heaven (Romans 3:20-24), so you don't behave out of fear of punishment. Jesus Christ has already paid for the punishment that everyone deserves for their sins. You behave because of what Christ has commanded you to do: "Love your neighbor as yourself." (Mark 12:30-31). I'll be the first to admit that I, like many Christians, fall short of this standard on many occasions.
And I'm really off topic but I think religious believers should get the help they need for their condition. That is, when you find out your full grown friend or coworker seriously believes in the Easter Bunny you wouldn't shoot him or take his kids, you'd try to help him. Remember, these people are a combination of a handful of nutty bars and opportunistic power hungry people up to no good but mainly victims of life long brainwashing and conditioning.
I don't need any help, and don't need have any condition. I don't want to wield any control over anyone else, and there aren't any people in the church who are trying to wield power over me. It's not like as if Christians, or people of any other religion have a monopoly over love of power, we've seen that with terrible effect in many 20th/21st century secular states.
I grew up in the church, but I wouldn't say that I really understood it, and wasn't really too committed to the little I did understand. Then I went to college and fell far away from my Christian faith. I was somewhere between atheist and agnostic during that time. I neither knew, nor cared if there was a God. I believed everything in the world could be answered naturalistically and science could answer all mankind's questions.
After I got married, my wife wanted to go to church, so I started going with her. I am a skeptic by nature, and a lot of questions I wanted answered. I decided that if there really could be a God, then that must be the most important thing there could be to know, so I started doing lots of research. I searched for answers to the questions I had, both from skeptics and Christian apologetic/theological sources. Somehow, I usually found the skeptics' answers ringing hollow. The apologetic answers were structured in a more logically consistent manner, and made more sense to me. After much study, thought and prayer, I eventually came back to faith in God. I also know that this was not due to anything I did, but rather it was a gift of Grace through the Holy Spirit moving me toward faith. (Titus 3:3-8)
I still don't have all the answers to all my questions, but I am mostly satisfied with the answers I have received. That doesn't mean that I stop asking the questions or searching for the answers, I do continue to seek them. At the same time, I also understand that there are some questions that I will never have the answers to, and that it is not possible for a finite being like myself to fully understand an infinite being like God.