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Old 12-15-2005, 02:29 AM   #1
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Societies worse off 'when they have God on their side'

"RELIGIOUS belief can cause damage to a society, contributing towards high murder rates, abortion, sexual promiscuity and suicide, according to research published today"

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article...798944,00.html


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Old 12-15-2005, 02:58 AM   #2
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Yes well. I'm glad you put the title in inverted commas, because I don't think there's a society on earth past or present that really has God on its side.

That said, I thought abortion was the libruls' fault. More permutations of the culture wars, that I can't even be bothered to untangle!
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Old 12-15-2005, 03:24 AM   #3
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If Women = Baby Factories then More Pregnancies therefore More Abortion Even With Lower % Abortion.
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Too bad the article didn't contain the actual data. As written, it seems like a collection of statements with no basis for the correllary suggested.

And, I find it odd that the leading comparison (the US and England) ignores the fact that one country has its own state sponsored church, while the other is a massive plurality of beliefs.
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And, I find it odd that the leading comparison (the US and England) ignores the fact that one country has its own state sponsored church, while the other is a massive plurality of beliefs.
Despite that, we take religion much more seriously than the Brits do. Religion would never come close to playing a role in their elections the way it does it ours.

Eh, if it's not religion, it's something else. Oppression and communism can cause the same thing. Anarchy and democracy can cause the same thing. Hell, I'm sure the abortion rate in Saudi Arabia is probably lower than the U.S. BECAUSE of their religion. Go figure.
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Wasn't there already a thread on this?
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