Should Atheists Be Altruistic?

Recently, I had the pleasure of enjoying a local, annual festival near where I live. There are a lot of vendors there, local organizations, political booths, my favorite Pai Lum school was there. I got to spend it with my family and people that I love. And I had some awesome Turkish coffee.

Mixed in with all of this was a local atheist organization who is very dedicated to atheism. They were selling your typical bumper stickers that read things like “My Karma Ran Over Your Dogma” and “Hell Doesn’t Scare Me” and “I believe in life before death”.

You know, the typical atheist response to religion of any form.

(BTW, atheism is a religion, but we’ll get into that another time.)

Seeing this booth forced me to ask the question (sadly, not to them):

Should atheists be altruistic?

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