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  •  Not exactly (0+ / 0-)

    But if you believe in God your chances of "being a wife beater, drug addict, or crack whore" are greatly decreased. Or so they say.

    Revolutionary words start revolutions

    by Catte Nappe on Fri Feb 16, 2007 at 01:07:50 PM PST

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    •  Not true! (6+ / 0-)

      The bluer the state, the lower the per capita chance of all of these

      I'm not ready to make nice, I'm not ready to back down, I'm still mad as hell... Dixie Chicks

      by UndercoverRxer on Fri Feb 16, 2007 at 01:10:33 PM PST

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    •  I'd think it would be increased (0+ / 0-)

      What with that "confess your sins and you'll be forgiven" stuff. You can pretty much do anything you want, ask forgiveness afterwards and poof, you're in the clear again.

      That you're supposed to be "sincere" is another one of those inconvenient truths.

      "The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep." - R. Frost

      by PatsBard on Fri Feb 16, 2007 at 01:24:04 PM PST

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    •  In fact, the highest % of atheists (5+ / 0-)

      in any organization is in the National Science Academy, which in general has a very low crime rate among its members (although that is not a representative cross section of humanity I suppose). Also, there are very few atheists in prison (although that too is Biased, prisoners to provide a convincing conversion to Christianity are probably paroled faster).

      You can't get away with the crunch, 'cuz the crunch always gives you away

      by dnamj on Fri Feb 16, 2007 at 02:35:07 PM PST

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    •  I don't think that's true... (1+ / 0-)
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      I believe I've read studies that show theists are more likely to do "immoral" things.

      I could easily believe this - it is because Christian morals are extrinsically motivated (they believe them because god tells them so, and they don't want to go to hell), and atheist "morals" are arrived at by what the individual believes will lead to the sort of world he/she would want to live in, and the sort of life he/she wants to live.

      For instance, I'm an atheist, but I wouldn't dream of having sex before marriage. (Because I'm a really bad romantic, and also because the idea of sleeping with tons of people seems like it would DEMEAN me.) Now, I'd guess that lots of Christians my age are waiting too - but I think they might be more likely to fail... they wait because their religion tells them to - not because they necessarily want to.

      "Convictions are more dangerous enemies of the truth than lies." - Nietzsche

      by Hairy Legs on Fri Feb 16, 2007 at 05:40:55 PM PST

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