I think your question is alright. It obviously deals with morality as a human knowledge, and you also focus on religion (and probably other disciplines) for your AOKs. However, my TOK teacher used to tell me that itâ€™s better to phrase the question as an open-ended one, rather than simply a yes-no question. So if itâ€™s possible, you might want to somehow rephrase the question as a â€œhowâ€, or â€œwhatâ€ question. But otherwise, I really like your question. Now, I donâ€™t want to interfere with your personal opinions about this matter. However, I strongly suggest you to analyse the question a bit more carefully (like do a more thorough research on the topic) before you draw the conclusion that itâ€™s impossible to have morals without religion. If you asked me whether we can get morals FROM religion, then I would certainly say yes. But since your question is whether we can get morals WITHOUT religion, then Iâ€™m afraid that I strongly disagree with you. For me, not only we can get morals without religion, but religion sometimes can even give us IMMORALITY. Iâ€™m going to give you a brief piece of argumentation for both of these claims. My first claim: religion does not have a monopoly on the question of morality. As Noticeable Absent has already pointed out, â€œit doesn't take a Christian to give a few dollars to a poor childâ€. Now, to push this point a little bit further, we know that the majority of Scandinavian population are atheists, or at least agnostic. So if your claim is true, then you are basically implying that the majority of Scandinavia is made up of immoral people. But if morality doesnâ€™t only come from religion, then where else can it come from? Here, I argue that there are at least 3 other places where we can get morality from: philosophical reasoning, science, and human â€˜natureâ€™. If you look closely at a law program in university, you can see that law students donâ€™t need to study religion (i.e. theology) to be able to be a good lawyer, or a good judge. But they have to study philosophy of ethics to graduate. I bet that some ethical theories, such as Kantâ€™s moral philosophy, are part of the law syllabus. And all of these are based on reasoning as the WOK. So you see, there are clearly coherent theories of morality in philosophy of ethics, which are all based on reasoning. Morality can also come from science!!! Because I argue much worse compared to Sam Harris himself, Iâ€™ll recommend you to watch his talk in TED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj9oB4zpHww (if you arenâ€™t familiar with Harrisâ€™ talks or academic works, then this may be a little big hard to follow, so make sure you watch it at least 2-3 times). Now, I donâ€™t mean science as in â€œnatural scienceâ€. But here, science means â€œnaturalâ€ + â€œsocialâ€ science, which includes e.g. physics, chem, bio, psych, economics, geography, or even politics. For example, we can make a connection between our morality and peopleâ€™s happiness. And since happiness is related to economic well-being, thus being moral means that we want to push our economic prosperity & equality to a maximum extent that can give happiness to everyone. This partly explains why extremely-developed countries like in Scandinavia often have very high tax rates, because the moral standards in these countries are to raise both economic well-being & equality. So you see, economics does play a role in determining our morality. Anyway, you should watch the video above for more details. Morality is part of human â€˜natureâ€™!!! I donâ€™t need to be religious to know that stealing is wrong, or that killing is wrong. I donâ€™t need to follow religion to feel pity when looking somebody dying of hunger, or when looking at people doing violent act to other human beings & animals. All of these claims can actually be backed up by scientific evidence. In 1976, Richard Dawkins wrote The Selfish Gene, arguing how this idea of a selfish gene can actually explain the altruistic behaviour of human beings. You can watch in more detail here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8C-ntwUpzM. In other words, morality is actually the product of human evolutionistic process, rather than the product of some man-made scriptures written by some prophets thousands of years ago! My second claim: Religion can sometimes even give us immorality. Iâ€™ll give you examples of the 2 most popular world religions. Christian religious knowledge (taken from the scriptures, as well as traditional religious beliefs) tells us that homosexuals should be sentenced to death, for example. Also many Christians are against stem-cell research which â€“ in Christopher Hitchenâ€™s opinion â€“ is the most immoral act that has been done by religion. Why? Because stem-cell treatment is perhaps among the best medical treatments of all time, and can potentially save thousands or even millions of human lives in the future. In Islam, it is also the same. People are stoned to death for leaving Islam. People can be sentenced to death for practicing their freedom of speech (because just last year, an Iranian citizen was sentenced to death because of his criticism of Islam on his own facebook page; I mean, how ridiculous!!!). Women are treated as less superior compared to men. And Sharia law is perhaps the most evil, immoral, & primitive law that should never exist in our 21st-century modern society. Now, as I have argued that even without religion, we can still get our morality from philosophical reasoning or science, so I want to end my post by claiming that: It is much healthier to base our morality on reasoning & empirical evidence, compared to having faith as the base for our morals. This is because we canâ€™t trust faith (& especially religious faith), simply because itâ€™s not true!!! Science & reasoning are much better as the backbone for morality compared to faith because they can also give us facts about the world! Anyway, my general advice to you is to do a bit more thorough research and analysis before you draw your final conclusion. Good luck with writing your essay!!! And most importantly, have fun with it Thank you very much! You have helped me a lot. However, I was wondering how I could relate morality and religion/no religion to one's meaning and purpose.