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This brief essay, which reiterates and sums up previous contributions, seeks to show that "God" and his spokespersons on earth are as relevant to ethics as they are, say, to mathematics. The informal first section addresses the typical Italian topic of the relationship between "lay" and "religious" ethics (where, by "religious", we mean largely, though not exclusively, Catholic). The more philosophical and concise second section sums up the two decisive arguments against the widely held opinion that we can call in God to demonstrate, argue and justify ethical theses. A third documentary section leaves the reader almost alone to deal with the ethical stands of some of the "Gods" of the western tradition: the Yhwh of the Pentateuch, the evangelical Jesus and the Roman Catholic holy spirit which has manifested itself historically in the solemn pronouncements of the Popes.