Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
While out on a Sunday morning stroll, walking your Chihuahua, you find a wallet on the ground full of cash. (No credit cards or identity details etc). Two questions:
1. Would 'you' hand it in to the police?
2. Would a religious person be more likely to do so?
I happen to belong to a neighborhood based "bulletin board" that can also post to adjoining neighborhoods. I would post a "found" item, of something like "wallet found if you lost it, describe it, its contents, and where lost."
Of course someone else like a thief, might have removed/altered the contents. So I'd have to consider the response(s) carefully.
I'd also call the police and report it. If they say they have an on-going case or report that it is material to, I'd hand it over. (I understand that they would return it to me if it didn't prove of interest to them.)
If neither of these panned out, I'd keep the cash. My holier-than-thou self says I would donate it to charity, maybe to a foundation that supports therapy for chihuahua owners.
I have no idea about the religion question. You can probably find research experiments being done on this.