A new study shows that Non-theists are motivated by compassion more often than people that identify as religious. You can read an article from the Huffington Post here.
The reasons for this are unclear, but one lesson that can certainly be taken is that Atheism doesn’t mean you are necessarily a stone cold individualist and selfish oppurtunitist.
There are Nihilists, yes. But there are also Humanists!
One can be Good without God.
If you are feeling compassionate, please considering donating to Foundation Beyond Belief.
The Chaplaincy doesn’t conclude that theists are not motivated by compassion. That is obviously an incorrect assumption to make. However, as we have been trying to arguing all along:
Compassion, in practice as well as theory, is a central value of Humanism