Seems to be encouraging at least the theorizing of morality disconnected from religion, in the first part. The second seems more specific. Seems to be saying something like..but if you want a national unification of morality, you cannot disconnect it from “ religious principles”. I think there’s an important difference between religion as institutions; as opposed to religious principles, to which the institutions are attempting to uphold...theoretically. Just my initial thoughts.
This fly in the face of countries like Finland that almost completely atheist yet have the highest morals and success associated with it.
Religion is great for idiots and the lazy who needs to be told what is wrong and right.
The long term goal has to be that people develop the ability to decide what is good and bad without someone else having to tell them “four legs good, two legs bad”.