Monthly Archives: January 2012

God, Altruism and Natural Disasters

Why risk one’s life for a stranger? Why show kindness to another? What motivates human compassion, sacrifice and love? Richard Dawkins suggest ‘selfishness’. I suggest ‘God’. Queensland’s catastophic floods in January 2011 revealed the best in humanity and showed us something of the divine. As rescuers, neighbours and even victims engaged in costly acts of altruism they reflected the One in whose image they are made. More…

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