Blog Archives for September 2012

Atheist Giving More Compassion-Driven than Giving By the Religious

Advocatus Diaboli with Tom Flynn
September 27, 2012

Don't know how I missed this before, but a study appearing in the July 2012 issue of Social Psychological and Personality Science finds that atheists are more motivated by compassion than givers with strong religious beliefs. This was not a study of whether atheists give more or less than churchgoers -- that's a whole other controversy -- but rather a study of why religious and nonreligious givers give.

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Parsing the “God” Blunder

Advocatus Diaboli with Tom Flynn
September 05, 2012

The blunder I have in mind isn't leaving God out of the 2012 Democratic platform. It's putting it back.

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