Tag Archives: morality

Weekly Update: to

by | January 7, 2017

Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 31-Dec-2016 to 6-Jan-2017.

Angus Reid releases comprehensive survey about Canadian moral values

by | January 13, 2016

The Angus Reid Institute has released an interesting survey about Canadian moral values. It’s actually quite dense with information, so much so that it’s hard to know where to start or what to focus on. I’m certainly not going to cover everything in a single blog post. I encourage you to read ARI’s official release… Read more »

Belief in God as Essential to Morality Correlates with Low Wealth and Education Levels

by | March 13, 2014

Today, the Pew Research Center released a survey report that shows that many people around the world think that belief in God is necessary to be a moral person. Pew correlated this belief with age as well as levels of income and education: the younger you are, the less likely you are to believe that… Read more »

Atheists are not Automatically Sociopaths: A Scientific Refute of a Meme

by | March 9, 2014

This gem popped up in my Facebook feed today. Like many internet memes, I have no idea of its origins but I hope it’s not indicative of what people really think about atheists (i.e.: atheist = sociopath). But just in case, I thought I’d go through this meme’s assertions sentence by sentence. Instead of pointing… Read more »

Are babies evil?

by | February 14, 2014

The Christians will tell you we are fallen from perfection. And it was the knowledge of good and evil that made us fall into a state of sin. Now, if you ask your average atheist, can you be good without god, s/he/it will probably say “of course I can, I don’t need your silly sky… Read more »

Ex Libris: Jonathan Haidt, “The Righteous Mind” (Part II)

by | February 7, 2014

In my first post about the American psychologist Jonathan Haidt’s book “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided By Politics And Religion“, I explained that I was more or less in agreement with Haidt’s conclusion that human moral decision-making is driven more by emotion and intuition than by conscious reasoning. This idea is one… Read more »