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This result does not surprise me. It is possible (and desirable) for any person to be compassionate at a personal and emotional level. However, if religion is a dominant motivator in ones life, then there is at least a small chance that they will give because of perceived obligations, and not because they genuinely feel sympathy or empathy. While a non-religious person does not have that factor affecting them, it could be argued that they simply do not care as frequently. But this study refutes that, and I’m inclined to think that further studies will yield similar results. What do you think?

May 1st, 2012 3 notes #Religion #atheism #agnosticism #god #compassion #giving #sympathy #empathy