1st March 2011

“The United States is unique among wealthy democracies in its level of religious literalism and opposition to evolutionary theory; it is also uniquely beleaguered by high rates of homicide, abortion, teen pregnancy, STD infection and infant mortality.”

Sam Harris

4 Responses to “1st March 2011”

  1. CaptainZero Says:

    But that has to be a coincidence, right?

  2. Atheist MC Says:

    Well correlation is not necessarily causation…

  3. The Heretic Says:

    I think many just play lip service to their religion. If their parents believe in god, then, of course, so do they. But I don’t think that many actually analyze what they say they believe. Usually when I question someone on their religion, I find that I know more about it then they do.

  4. Jezebel Says:

    I agree, Heretic. I believe that if they really looked at the tenets they are hanging onto, many would be shocked. However, in my experience, many people are far too afraid to question their long-held beliefs or ‘rock the boat’. Thus they never really grow up, so end up being stuck in the comfort zone of the ‘faith’ of their infancy.