Godless Generosity

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Tom Rees of Epiphenom writes a nice summary of the sociological research on the correlation between religiosity and altruism here. The argument that religion leads to greater charity really doesn’t hold up to scrutiny. And Rees doesn’t even mention the myriad of examples of altruism in non-human animals (which presumably have no religious motivations for their personal sacrifices).


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