Atheists have morals!
That's right. A nice new scientific study confirms what looking around and noticing that jails aren't full of evil atheists could have already told you.
It's nice confirmation to wag in the faces of the idiots that think morals can only come from God, yet the authors can't leave the article without saying something completely asinine.
"It seems that in many cultures religious concepts and beliefs have become the standard way of conceptualising [sic] moral intuitions,” he said.Using religion as a medium for transmitting morals is so fundamental to our existence that criticizing religion is a fundamental threat to morals in general?!
"Although, as we discuss in our paper, this link is not a necessary one, many people have become so accustomed to using it, that criticism targeted at religion is experienced as a fundamental threat to our moral existence."
Yes, and I'm sure that slavery was such an important part of the economic prosperity of the United States that criticizing that would be a fundamental threat to economical stability.
Obviously the the researchers didn't get the message of their own research: Many people (atheists and agnostics) are perfectly fine without God, even without having to dress up morality in a religious medium.
Lame attempt at accomodationism is lame.