Fantastic essay. No frills, no appeals to emotion, no hand waving. Just the assertion of what should be by now a blindingly obvious truth: morality is not derived from religion, it precedes it.
We all have access to the same naturally accumulated set of basic moral tendencies, by virtue of our shared hominid ancestry. Religion served a purpose by codifying (some of) these tendencies, and serving as a means to "explain" why we act the way we do. But as far as explanations go, religions suck. They are birthed in ignorance and are sustained by fear. Time to get a clue and stop being afraid of the dark, people.