Highly religious people are less motivated by compassion than are non-believers

See on Scoop.itMaiden Voyage Ministries

“Love thy neighbor” is preached from many a pulpit. But new research from UC Berkeley suggests the devoutly religious are less motivated by compassion when helping a stranger than are atheists, agnostics and less religious people.

Kiler Davenport‘s insight:

very powerful article and something i have always suspected. i have never liked the word religion anyway. to me religious people seem fake, cold, and indifferent to others not just like them. i have found so called non-believers to be more giving and helpful to people in need.

See on newscenter.berkeley.edu

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