Saturday, July 19, 2008

Where does altruism come from?


This is a picture of a Christian distribution and aid centre erected by a church after Katrina. Roy Hattersley is a confirmed atheist yet has a fascination with the Christian faith that has led him to produce two excellent books on Wesley and Booth. In this article in the Guardian, he asks what drives altruism and why it is that when disaster strikes atheists are often not driven to help? Is their something unique to faith that compels self-sacrifice for others at times like Katrina? How else can this be explained? Read his thoughts- HERE

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