"A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything." - Friedrick Nietzsche

Atheist, scientist, secular Buddhist, rat lover, etc.

Originally from Iowa,I am a biology graduate student at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Overall, we find that for less religious people, the strength of their emotional connection to another person is critical to whether they will help that person or not. The more religious, on the other hand, may ground their generosity less in emotion, and more in other factors such as doctrine, a communal identity, or reputational concerns. By

UC Berkeley social psychologist Robb Willer, a co-author of a study on religion and compassion published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.

http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2012/04/30/religionandgenerosity/