Heavens to Murgatroyd!

goodness goodness goodness
kindness sweetness
generosity
fellow-feeling
empathy! empathy! empathy! empathy!
these and like goodies do exist.

more than utilitarian mutual back-scratching
studies show genuine unpremeditated altruism
actually exists as well – even in the animal kingdom
[though not in gastropods…gotta get up to mammals]
yes, friends [and potential friends]

there’s all kinds of heart-warming stuff out there

but while we have picked up undeniable traces
of microwave background radiation of the cosmic kind
I regret to inform not so much as a planck constant
of gods or godesses.

now I am not suggesting any auto-da-fé here
no book burnings or anything
but you might want to wrap up all that
scriptural horseshit in an old scarf
and put it in a shoebox under the bed
with those blue and green woven laniards
and photos of you at Kiwackie Summer Camp

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serious studies indicate altruism is manifested by children less than two years old.  Now don’t tell me that is the influence of religion! I would suggest that education, rather than enhancing moral values……………tends to weaken them.

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2008/november5/tanner-110508.html

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