Zealotry Does Not Pay Saturday

Mommy's Little Angel

Mommy’s Little Angel

Children from religious families are less kind and more punitive than those from non-religious households, according to a new study.

Academics from seven universities across the world studied Christian, Muslim and non-religious children to test the relationship between religion and morality.

They found that religious belief is a negative influence on children’s altruism.

“Overall, our findings … contradict the commonsense and popular assumption that children from religious households are more altruistic and kind towards others,” said the authors of The Negative Association Between Religiousness and Children’s Altruism Across the World, published this week in Current Biology.

“More generally, they call into question whether religion is vital for moral development, supporting the idea that secularisation of moral discourse will not reduce human kindness – in fact, it will do just the opposite.”

Harriet Sherwood @ THE GUARDIAN


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24 Responses to Zealotry Does Not Pay Saturday

  1. jimhitchcock says:

    All kids are judgemental, right? Based a lot on the biases of their parents? I wonder if this reflects kids of religious homes feel they have some sort of ‘higher moral code?’

    Just musing here.


  2. º¿carol says:

    LOVED that study! However, I didn’t repost any of the articles about it in my FB. Thought I should lay off my Christian friends for awhile, but it just about killed me, lol.

    I don’t know what it is about being a so-called “Christian,” but they seem to practice the black art now, follow Satan….something. The Jesus people are the meanest, all for capital punishment, unreasonable where abortion is concerned but don’t mind depriving those born babies of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Worst of all, they vote republicans. Based on THAT, nothing further to be said.


  3. º¿carol says:

    Jill had me keep Quincy overnight. Bob slept in the twin bed because it hurts his back less, so Quincy snuggled up to me and slept right up against me all night. It’s the first time he’s ever done that, but then it was Bob in our bed so he slept with him, forcing me to use the twin bed.

    Pete is taking some stuff to his new house, I’ll meet them there around 3:00. This is so exciting, they finally can get out of Lansing and get Sara’s twin out of their lives. She can keep the house, until she ruins it and something has to be done, that is. The twins own the house jointly, paid for it with an inheritance. What should happen is Nancy should have to buy out Sara’s half, but Nancy makes very little money. I doubt she’ll be able to keep up with the utilities, house insurance and taxes. But, we’ll see.

    Bob is not doing well and I’m getting worried. Doctor appointment Tuesday for whatever that’s worth. He’s going to see if he can score an inhaler. He’s been buying them from Canada (to avoid the doughnut hole) they don’t look like our American Spireva, etc., maybe he’s been getting useless medicine, not the real thing. It’s about all he can hope for. Emphysema is a cruel disease. If the doctor doesn’t have a sample for him, I told him to cough up the dough and get it from our drugstore. This is no time to worry about the doughnut hole anyway, it’s almost the end of the year.

    It cooled down here, brrr. Sure had a nice week though.


  4. jimhitchcock says:

    Talked to a guy in Bloomington, Indiana the other day

    Breaking Away? He said the quarry is now pretty much reduced to a dump, with graffiti scarred walls. Time marches on.


  5. David B. Benson says:

    The announcer for the sold out Dad’s weekend game is particularly loud.


  6. David B. Benson says:

    Took me 30 minutes on the sticks to Swilly’s. Slow.


  7. Den says:

    Busy day. Had to slather on the waterproofing on the ARRRRVee dump the sewage tank, then laundry, first load I forgot to add the soap, duh! rewash, that made 3 loads, grrr.

    Food and drink a few doors down @ a Grand Opening filled me up, all bad 4 me, ribs, beans with BIG bacon, egg salad with Japaleno peppers, all YUM! Gonna hafta eat better this week.

    Muscles all stiff except the love one. It’s going to be tough getting limbered up again, hoping the statin damage will mend. Beer thirty came and went, still sipping tho, yum!


  8. David B. Benson says:

    438 days adrift. The Guardian.


  9. Den says:

    Some Zealots think they have the ticket to Heaven which is completely ridiculous because we have the Stairway to Heaven right here @ DWF:


  10. Den says:

    Rain expected here starting tomorrow, very nice day today tho.


  11. jimhitchcock says:


    Ash vs the Evil Dead

    I’m just sayin..


  12. David B. Benson says:

    On the way to the grocery store 4 police cars sped by. Never seen so many together before.

    On the way home I passed a parked car which stated that it was a “eep”. 🙂


  13. º¿carol says:

    This was soooo cool! Wish you could/would watch this, Doc.


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