Originally Posted by larkin
Because I am not religious, people that are religious say that I have no morality. I say, I have ethics. Do they have ethics?
Is there a difference?
If you come by some "Christians", they might say you have no morals because the translation of the bible to English use "sexual immorality" for Greek word "porneía".
Mos, moris (Lat.), and ethos (Gr.) have nothing to do with religion, in a way. They have more to do with piety (pietas, pietātis), and pietas does have to do with religion, in a general way (that is, not restricted to Christianism).
All of us have morals and ethics. If it weren't so, we'd be unable to live a common life. Criminals, in jail (or out there), these don't have morals or ethics, or maybe they do have some sort of ethic code that works for themselves, but usually crosspass the general law of our communities/countries.
Notion of morals will vary accorting to religion, so, if you get touch with someone trying to teach you something (like the gospel), you'll possibly find people saying that some common habits you have are immoral. They aren't necessarily wrong. The world doesn't agree with them (with these "Christians"), but, well, this is part of their religion as well.