Thursday, July 10, 2008

Observe the great morality of Christians! Atheists couldn't possibly be so good!

So, this minister decides to buy some trampy clothes (get your mind out of the gutter), and sit in front of his church as the members arrive. He expects them to be nice and kind to him. Something about a line in the bible spoken by Jesus, “Inasmuch as you have done it for the least of My brothers, you have done it unto Me.” (Matthew 25:40)

Well, not so much. They ignored him and kept "checking their cars". He said he was shocked at how little they cared, and they were embarrassed after he revealed himself (errr... he didn't reveal himself like that, he revealed his identity).

Oh, the wonderful morality of religion! Bow down before it!

Read the full article here.


Anonymous said...

These professors at Princeton did a study back in the '70s about the idea of the "Good Samaritan".

Participants (might I add they were theology students) were asked to give a speech about either a) employment for theology students or b) the parable of the 'good Samaritan'. They were told the study was about thinking on their feet and were told they needed to go across campus to give the speech right away. Half of the participants were told they were already late and half were told they had time.

The actual purpose of the experiment was to see how the participants would react to an encounter with a homeless man who was in need of help. The students who were giving the speech on the good Samaritan were no more likely to stop than the other students. The only thing that factored in to the charity of the students was how much time they had.

Christian morality = convenience? Take care of your own first, etc...

Anonymous said...

broken link from last post.. here you go:

Anonymous said...

Are there many atheist charities/aid for 3rd world countries?

Anonymous said...

I think you´ll find that there are atheist charities, but we don´t call them that. We call them ¨charities¨ or ¨secular charities¨.

I am an atheist, but I give to many charities. Check Global Giving, it´s one of my favourites for people, and the World Wildlife Fund for nature.