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What does this quote mean?

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Everything is permissible if God does not exist, and as a result man is forlorn, because neither within him nor without does he find anything to cling to. He can't start making excuses for himself. - Jean Paul Sartre

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If you have no god to answer to, you have no need to be moral and nowhere to ask for forgiveness.With no reason to justify our behavior, everyone will act in their own self interest all the time and the world will be the worse for it.