Is Morality Without Religion Possible?

stupidation.blogspotI don’t see why that has to be ‘an experiment that’s never been tried’. Isn’t it enough knowing someone who is an atheist but is more moral than religionists?

‘…de Waal’s argument, which he has been making for years, is strengthened by the fact that recent research is starting to paint a better picture of the kind of cognitive processing that empathy requires. It turns out that empathy is not as complex as we had imagined, and that is why other animals are capable of it as well as humans.

‘So if being moral is so easy, can we dispatch with religion altogether?

‘That is an experiment that no one has tried, and which de Waal finds intriguing. The problem, as de Waal points out in the video below, is that we need someone to be keeping watch in large-scale societies in which “we cannot all keep an eye on each other.”…’
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African Children Used Like Lab Rats
‘In December 2012, vaccine tragedy hit the small village of Gouro, Chad, Africa, situated on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Five hundred children were locked into their school, threatened that if they did not agree to being force-vaccinated with a meningitis A vaccine, they would receive no further education. These children were vaccinated without their parents’ knowledge. This vaccine was an unlicensed product still going through the third and fourth phases of testing.

‘Within hours, one hundred six children began to suffer from headaches, vomiting, severe uncontrollable convulsions and paralysis. The children’s wait for a doctor began. They had to wait one full week for a doctor to arrive while the team of vaccinators just carried on vaccinating others from the village. More children became sick…’
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Why is Philippine Comelec refusing to announce winner ranking and number of votes?
Is Grace Poe the reason? Or this:

Comelec ‘shortcuts’ made votes vulnerable to manipulation – election watchdogs

‘Rene b. Azurin, author of “Hacking Our Democracy,” said at the AES Watch press conference that against historical trends, from the beginning to the lull in counting, the ranking of senatorial candidates did not change, even the differences between their votes were almost constant…’
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Philippines Coast Guard defensive over fisherman’s death
And the PCG is right to be according to this report:

‘…The coast guard said one of the Taiwanese boats allegedly tried to ram the coast guard vessel as officers attempted to board the fishing boats. The coast guard fired warning shots and shot at the engine and propeller of the fishing boat to disable it, the statement said.

‘A crew member from one of the Taiwanese boats said the Philippines vessel shot at a fuel tank, resulting in the death of the 65-year-old fisherman…’
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