Category Archives: Atheism and Skepticism

Aren’t Atheists as charitable as Christians?

“Religious people are 25 percentage points more likely than secularists to donate money (91 percent to 66 percent) and 23 points more likely to volunteer time (67 percent to 44 percent).”

“The typical no-faith American donated just $200 in 2006, which is more than seven times less than the amount contributed by the prototypical active-faith adult ($1500). Even when church-based giving is subtracted from the equation, active-faith adults donated twice as many dollars last year as did atheists and agnostics. In fact, while just 7% of active-faith adults failed to contribute any personal funds in 2006, that compares with 22% among the no-faith adults.”


Is there any unbiased evidence for Jesus?

If a bias is a point of view, then everyone with a point of view on something is biased. The question is contradictory.

In a court of law, eyewitnesses offer stronger testimony than non-eyewitnesses.  Therefore, the biblical writers offer the best evidence for Jesus.  “But they were very biased; they can’t be trusted!”  The amount of bias is a consideration but not solely.  Should the eyewitness testimony of Jewish holocaust survivors be rejected because they were very biased?  Some Nazi’s and Muslim would say yes, but is that not due to their even greater bias?  If one is going to reject all bias, if held consistently, they’d have to reject everyone’s testimony, their own testimony, and their own position.