I've been pondering something for a long time that I blogged about the other day: why be a good person? As an atheist, people assume I am devoid of morality and have no reason to be a good person. But I disagree with this assessment, and believe it is possible to be good for the sake of it. After all, being good out of divine command or fear of damnation (or some other punishment) hardly encourages good behavior. Yet cynics would find some sort of self-interest that can be derived from doing nice things - reciprocation or "feel-good" hormones for one. What say you all?