I am constantly finding that when i get to know someone enough to tell them I’m an atheist that almost always the topic will come up.
Why do you continue to be good even though there is no reward?
My answer is that even though there is no reward I continue to be good due to mainly empathy but also the fact that when I did believe I never acted as I did because of heaven.
Whats your answer, why do you continue to be polite, obey the law, do your work, ect.?
The reward is internal, the reward is doing good because it feels right, the reward is making or accomplishing something that is beautiful or creative. Why do people garden? Do people garden because they think it will help them get into heaven?