This is not surprising, but still disturbing.
A survey of how religious and non-religious people handle morality in daily life.
This one line caught my attention:
The only differences between the religious and non-religious people included how they felt about and described moral acts. Religious people were more likely to express pride over performing moral acts, gratefulness over benefitting from moral acts, and guilt and disgust over immoral ones.
Here’s my theory, actually my Experience, based on many years as a believer.
Though few will admit it, I would say Most Believers are “moral” (do good deeds) To Be Seen.
Now, not necessarily to be seen by other people.
To be seen By God.
To please their god, to make their god happy, to have their god’s approval and reward, to prove their faith (mostly to god).
“God’s Will” is all-important to many believers.
But it does make you wonder: How is that moral, or ethical, or even “good,” to do good things to be seen and rewarded?
What do YOU think?