• Those for whom religion was more important to their lives. “This is surprising,” Childs writes, as most religions “promote honesty as a virtue. It may be that students for whom religion was important feel separate from other students at this largely secular university,” and thus feel less compelled to be honest with them.
or if it's out of spite, apparently. none of this should be surprising to anyone here. the entirety of religion is based on lies, and many of their adherents know it. quite frankly, the true moral majority in America today is us. secular humanists, imo, are considerably more moral, empathetic, and inclusive than our religious counterparts. ironic, no?
interesting. yet i work extensively with Jewish Orthodox businessmen and I've found them to be honest to a fault, and great business partners. perhaps it's b/c of my last name...but i think most of them know i'm not actually Jewish.
I am actually Jewish. lol. According to the Jews, since my Maternal Grandmother was Jewish, then my Mother (the Atheist) who married a Protestant (Atheist), then I am (who married a Catholic and converted him to Atheism), and now my kids are. Just saying according to the Jewish religion, you are Jewish, and can be a citizen of Israel, as long as it goes down the maternal line. My daughters children (please don't have any!) would be considered Jewish, but my Son's would not (use a condom) unless he married a Jew.
I'm sure you all know all of this. We just laugh at their rules, since we are all Atheists, plus, ummmm, never going to Israel! :)
lol Mel! i'm safe as it was my father who was Jewish. whew! dodged a bullet there :)
You ARE lucky Matt! I've had this hanging over my head my whole life! JK! ~ Mel
me too! it's probably why i was open about my atheism since college. people would always ask/assume that i was Jewish, so i'd have to tell them i was raised catholic but i'm not that either. if/when they pressed i'd tell them i was an atheist. lots of crickets after that.
you'll have to email me your last name. i'm dying to know what it is.
Booklover, I didn't know that. Or, if I did had forgotten.
Kind of reminds me of the old joke by Emo Phillips.
"I always wanted a bicycle. When I told my parents, they told me to pray for one. So day after day, I prayed to Jesus to get me a bike. Nothing."
"Then I figured out how this worked. I stole one, and asked for forgiveness."
Pat, That is funny!