Re: Debunk All Religiosity Equally (D.A.R.E.)

From: J. R. Molloy (jr@shasta.com)
Date: Mon Jul 09 2001 - 23:06:54 MDT


> Take one criticism of the above statistic: the really sick, the
> generally unhealthy, the depressed---all will have a tendency to
> both skip church and die early. Duh!
>
> Lee Corbin

Thanks for pointing that out, Lee. Although it should be obvious, people who
attend church are more likely to believe bogus statistical analyses which tend
to support their belief system. Double Duh!!

So much for gullibility. Another reason church goers live longer is that while
they're sitting safely in church, other people are out riding their
motorcycles, scuba diving, playing sports, and doing any number of dangerous
activities which tend to shorten life spans. Anyway, whether they live longer
or not, it probably _seems_ longer to churchgoers.


Stay hungry,

--J. R.

Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, CYC, and ELIZA

     Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
     but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
     (Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)



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