Friday, 12 February 2016
Does fear of our God's wrath keep us moral?
"Belief in moral-watching, all-knowing, punitive gods might have helped human societies grow far beyond small, close-knit groups, a new study shows. Researchers who ran an experiment with a total of 591 people in eight different small-scale societies around the world found that people who believed their deity of choice knew about their misdeeds and would punish them were more likely to play fairly in a game where money was on the line."
Interesting study. Personally, my experience has been that the people with the strongest morals and ethics are Athiests and Agnostics - people whose morals and ethics comes from within - not dictated by some external religion/ church/ God.
Read the story in the LA Times