I believe in life love and the pursuit of happiness.
When I was younger, and controlled by outside forces that only confused me and lead me on destructive paths, I walked around feeling guilty and full of shame for my actions. I thought that I was searching for love and only found misery. Since then, I have looked inward for guidance and continue to do so and find that by honoring the compassion that feel for others and acting from that compassion is the only road to happiness. I am appalled by horror that I see in the world everyday knowing that much of it is blind faith based. The hypocrisy of world religions has lead me to believe there is no god.
I've always believed in doing the right thing. Being honest, helping as many people and animals as you can, and to always show kindness until the person proves they do not deserve your kindness anymore.
I have always treated others the way I would like to be treated. It's that simple and I don't need the threat of hell to keep me on the straight and narrow or the promise of heaven for doing good. If you need that threat or reward can you actually say you are a good person?
I believe in the Golden Rule. I do not intentionally try to harm others and expect people to do the same for me. As an atheist, I cannot go to church or some guy and ask for forgiveness from their deity. Therefore, I believe I have to take the higher ground because there is only myself to answer to.
I keep it simple. If something increases or prolongs well being or lessens or eliminates harm then it is good. If something diminishes or ends well being or inflicts or increases harm then it is bad. Obviously, not all things are black and white and pros and cons have to be weighed.
Always try to do the right thing. The right thing is seldom the easy thing...
I was taught in AA to take a daily moral inventory and when wrong.....and you better not let your ego get in the way of making a decision on that..that you should admit it and possibly make amends. That way you don't let a lot of garbage build up and it's easier to move on. Were all human and we all make mistakes. Best to learn from others mistakes though.
I believe in science and energy. So I believe that you get from the universe, what you put out. If I want good things and a happy life, I need to put that energy out there. That means having empathy and treating others with human decency. It also means believing in equity and equality for every human.
Do unto others
Not so much a moral code just how I try to live my life. Be kind. Smile at everyone. Help others. Get others to smile. Help others to feel good about themselves. As for the "law of the land" I am a convicted felon so that obviously isn't working out too well.