Empathetic Atheists

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Empathetic Atheists

We are compassionate humanists that empathize with the plight of other human beings. It helps define our struggle against authoritarian regimes, religious, government, and corporate abuses, and all acts of violence and aggression toward the innocent and socially weak. 

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How Much Empathy Is Too Much (For The Circumstances)?

Started by Tom Sarbeck. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Jan 13. 5 Replies

Consider the following:Before you try to change others, think of how hard it is to change yourself.I saw those words in a recent email and remembered an exchange I had many years ago.I was about…Continue

Tags: change, passive, aggressive, compassion, empathy

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Comment by Andrea Quinn on April 7, 2019 at 3:38pm

I love this group!

I sometimes just feel like crying when I see what's going on in the world, so one way I insulate myself is to limit my news intake to about 1/2 hour on NPR on the way to work.

And this group is a nice go-to activity for those times.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on January 8, 2019 at 12:38am

So far as we know, the many forms of life on planet Earth have a common ancestor, blue-green algae, aka cyanobacteria and pond scum. In their “communities” the big and strong engulfed (ate) the small and weak.

For eons natural selection did its thing.

When and how did empathy arise?

 

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