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Choice News WEDNESDAY, OCT 24, 2007  |  11 comments
Poll: Atheists less likely to 'do good'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Is it necessary to believe in God in order to have solid personal values? A new survey seems to answer that question with a "yes."

The survey by a pollster at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, found that adults who profess a belief in God are significantly more likely than atheists to say that forgiveness, patience, generosity and a concern for others are "very important." In fact, the poll found that on 11 of 12 values, there was a double-digit gap between theists and atheists, with theists more likely to label each value "very important."

The survey by sociologist and pollster Reginald Bibby examined the beliefs of 1,600 Canadians, 82 percent who said they believed in "God or a higher power" and 18 percent who said they did not. ...


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News Item4/15/08 2:44 PM
ouini | iowa  Contact via emailFind all comments by ouini
Mike wrote:
People, regardless of belief, act the same? No they don't.
Denying the studies won't make them go away. People, despite what they or the article says, act good or bad without regard to their religious belief.

What the study in the article shows is that they *say* they believe in truth, friendship, etc. more if they're religious.

I think athiests could only be called religious people if political parties, UFO skeptics, or football fans were already considered religious people. This is because atheism doesn't have any tenets or doctrine, just lack of a belief in any gods. Baldness is not a hair color.

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News Item4/15/08 11:01 AM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
ouini wrote:
Hm, the poll measures how much religious vs atheists say they value these traits, but don't measure whether or not people use these values.
Compare what they say vs. how they act and what do you find? An awful lot of research has shown that religious people *say* they value these traits but don’t *demonstrate* any change. People, regardless of belief, act the same.
So this study shows that religious people are more likely than atheists to say one thing (that they believe in these values), and then do another.
Just look at how folks actually behave. Northern European countries have the lowest levels of religious belief in the world ... and they may be the most tolerant, peaceful, compassionate, orderly societies that have ever existed.
People, regardless of belief, act the same? No they don't. Watch the news.

Northern European countries may be the most tolerant, peaceful, compassionate, orderly societies that have ever existed?

History disagrees.

btw, athiests are religious people. They just have a smaller god...self.

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News Item4/15/08 10:19 AM
ouini | iowa  Contact via emailFind all comments by ouini
Hm, the poll measures how much religious vs atheists say they value these traits, but don't measure whether or not people use these values.

Compare what they say vs. how they act and what do you find? An awful lot of research has shown that religious people *say* they value these traits but don’t *demonstrate* any change. People, regardless of belief, act the same.

So this study shows that religious people are more likely than atheists to say one thing (that they believe in these values), and then do another.

Just look at how folks actually behave. Northern European countries have the lowest levels of religious belief in the world ... and they may be the most tolerant, peaceful, compassionate, orderly societies that have ever existed.

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News Item11/23/07 2:28 PM
ErnieG  Find all comments by ErnieG
John C,
Shawn might have other references, but one example would be that witnesses had to put their hand on the Bible and had to agree to the question, "Do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, so help me God?" with a simple "I do" before they would proceed in court.

If the person swearing this oath was not a God fearing person, then this promise would not have any meaning and would be worthless if they agreed to it. And if they were an Atheist, they also might not agree to it which would disqualify them as a witness!

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News Item11/23/07 9:54 AM
John C | Greenville  Find all comments by John C
Please reference this. Thanks for sharing!

Shawn wrote:
In early America athiest's were not even permitted to be witnesses in a court of law.
Now we have allowed them to be lawyers, judges, governors, etc.
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News Item10/26/07 5:18 PM
Shawn | denver  Find all comments by Shawn
In early America athiest's were not even permitted to be witnesses in a court of law.

Now we have allowed them to be lawyers, judges, governors, etc.

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News Item10/24/07 6:52 PM
terry evans | miramar beach fl  Contact via emailFind all comments by terry evans
Please forgive me

would someone make a comment under 23 cardnial article

thanks

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News Item10/24/07 5:33 PM
John | San Jose, CA  Find all comments by John
No suprise here.

Theists KNOW that they are being watched
24/7 by God himself, while Atheists think
they are alone as long as there are no
people present or attentive to their
activities, good or bad, so there is no
fear of doing wrong if no one sees it.

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News Item10/24/07 3:13 PM
Seaton  Find all comments by Seaton
If I may add to Jim's list...

Romans 7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.

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News Item10/24/07 2:54 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Ah, yes!

Romans 8
8 and they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
9 But ye are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you. But if any man hath not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

1Corinthians 13
1. Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become [as] sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And though I have [the gift of] prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed [the poor], and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

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News Item10/24/07 2:12 PM
Mark M. | GA in USA  Contact via emailFind all comments by Mark M.
Not all that shocking. In fact since we are born 'evil' and have deceitful hearts, we as human beings have no clue what being 'good' is apart from God. Without God we are only likely to do good when it benefits us; self-sacrifice and giving is not in our fallen nature.
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