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  •  I know plenty of athiests (0+ / 0-)

    Who are bloodthirsty assholes. While religion causes plenty of crap policy, I'm not sure we can pin the death penalty on them - China kills more folk than any other nation in the world.

    •  China ain't that relevant (2+ / 0-)
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      aufklaerer, ratmach

      It's no accident that the States that have gotten rid of the death penalty in the last decade have

      1. A very high rate of "No Religion" (which isn't the same as 'Atheist', although they overlap)


      1. Lots of Catholics

      Demographically, that's how you get there, in the US.

      "Callin' it your job sure don't make it Right, but if you want me to I'll say a prayer for your soul tonight" John Mellencamp ~ Scarecrow

      by JesseCW on Thu Mar 19, 2009 at 12:15:14 AM PDT

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