Just about 24 hours after my last post our second child was born, hence the lack of updates.
Real quick, I saw this study this morning which indicates children raised in religious households are less altruistic and tolerant. The article at Forbes goes into the evolutionary basis for morality versus the human development of religion, something Tooby and Cosmides have written quite a bit about (evolution and morality that is). As the article states, religion was an effective way to develop cohesive groups, to define the inside group versus the outsiders. The point being this is often at odds in our present day world, the foci of much conflict.
I’m wondering, if this is the case, are insiders more likely to have religious (or comparable organizational belief systems) convictions. Do secular societies have a lower rate of insider events? What are your thoughts?