"The statistics about religiously unaffiliated voters are disturbing, as well -- not because they are necessarily bad people, but because over time, without some kind of formal religion, there will be no informal but shared common moral code -- and thus, we'll need more laws just to spell out what we all think is "right" and "wrong" . . . and it will be less common for religious principles alone to serve as a curb on antisocial behavior; we'll have to rely on the threat of state punishment to deter it."
More poor reasoning from the theocrats. Just like progressives, the theocrat believes individuals cant function without an authority constantly threatening punishment. Norms cant develop without the Church or the State.