Non-believers are often criticized for being uncharitable. While there is significant data to show that it is true that those who don't attend church donate less of their income, the cause of this discrepancy is not what those at Conservapedia have to offer:
Given that atheistic evolutionary thinking has engendered social darwinism and given that the proponents of atheism have no rational basis for morality in their ideology, the immoral views that atheists often hold and the low per capita giving of American atheists is not unpredictable.
In reality, studies have reflected that the non-religious are as charitable, and in some instances more charitable, than the religious when it comes to acts of kindness and other forms of donation. We won't let those pesky little facts get in the way though….
Some of the slander gets even better. In a post by "The Grand Disequivocator" the claim is laid that in absence of our charitable goodness… "there is plenty of evidence of atheists doing evil, or just being anal. We know this, because for these purposes they *do* get organized. Witness Communism, and the American Atheists." While that was enough to get me slightly irritated, this next quote really got me ready to write:
Whenever oganized religion sinks to the same level as organized atheism, this is a point agianst religion in favor of atheism. But the constructive acts of religious organi-zations are ignored. I think the atheists would gladly make a big deal of their own large-scale charities, if they had any. But they clearly don't or else they wouldn't be reduced to the "not an organi-zation" dodge.
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