Atheists ‘just as ethical as churchgoers’ research shows

Atheists are just as ethical and have as strong a moral compass as churchgoers, new research shows.

People who have no religion know right from wrong just as well as regular worshippers, according to the study.

The team behind the research found that most religions were similar and had a moral code which helped to organise society.

Ad: Vacation? City Trip? Weekend Break? Book Skip-the-line tickets

But people who did not have a religious background still appeared to have intuitive judgments of right and wrong in common with believers, according to the findings, published in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences.
[…more…]

– Source / Full Story: Atheists ‘just as ethical as churchgoers’ , Telegraph (UK), Feb. 9, 2010 — Summarized by Religion News Blog

Source

(Listed if other than Religion News Blog, or if not shown above)
, , , http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/7189188/Atheists-just-as-ethical-as-churchgoers.html

Religion News Blog posted this on Tuesday February 9, 2010.
Last updated if a date shows here:

   

More About This Subject

Topics: ,

AFFILIATE LINKS

Our website includes affiliate links, which means we get a small commission -- at no additional cost to you -- for each qualifying purpose. For instance, as an Amazon Associate, Religion News Blog earns from qualifying purchases. That is one reason why we can provide this research service free of charge.

Speaking of which: One way in which you can support us — at no additional cost to you — is by shopping at Amazon.com.

Travel Religiously

Book skip-the-line tickets to the worlds major religious sites — or to any other place in the world.