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Old 05-30-2008, 10:34 AM   #1
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Maybe This Is Why Many Americans Are Creationists?

Americans are NOT stupid - WITH SUBTITLES

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.”
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Old 05-30-2008, 01:24 PM   #2
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All Americans must be feeling pretty ashamed right now. That's an embarrassment to the human race.
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Old 05-30-2008, 01:43 PM   #3
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Old 05-30-2008, 02:52 PM   #4
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isn't there one with Aussies in it too
we are all as bad as each other- although I still claim a margin above the yanks

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Old 05-30-2008, 02:55 PM   #5
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The moral of the story is, you can find retards in every country.

We just have more of them.

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Old 05-30-2008, 02:57 PM   #6
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probably mostly living in Texas?

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Old 05-30-2008, 03:02 PM   #7
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Oh, make no mistake, we have plenty of them here in Texas.

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Old 05-30-2008, 04:35 PM   #8
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The moral of the story is, you can find retards in every country.

We just have more of them.
Of course with 82% of the people believing resurrected zombies that save with blood are real, how couldn't it be?

Christians and other folks infected with delusional beliefs think and reason like schizophrenics or temporal lobe epileptics. Their morality is dictated by an invisible friend called Jesus.
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:23 PM   #9
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General ignorance has nothing to do with religiosity. As we all know, there are plenty of smart (but obviously deluded) theists, and plenty of stupid non-believers (we see them here sometimes).

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Old 05-31-2008, 05:39 AM   #10
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General ignorance has nothing to do with religiosity. As we all know, there are plenty of smart (but obviously deluded) theists, and plenty of stupid non-believers (we see them here sometimes).
Ah, but there is a high correlation between education (non-ignorance) and non-religiosity.

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Old 05-31-2008, 06:15 AM   #11
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Oh, make no mistake, we have plenty of them here in Texas.
youd know lol
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Old 05-31-2008, 02:24 PM   #12
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Ah, but there is a high correlation between education (non-ignorance) and non-religiosity.
You're right, I shouldn't have said "has nothing to do with religiosity".

But, as everyone knows, you can be highly intelligent, but still deluded.

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Old 05-31-2008, 10:30 PM   #13
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Oh shiiit.

Mexico really needs to be repaired.
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Old 06-02-2008, 07:16 AM   #14
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Ah, but there is a high correlation between education (non-ignorance) and non-religiosity.
In general, higher rates of belief in and worship of a creator correlate with higher rates of homicide, juvenile and early adult mortality, STD infection rates, teen pregnancy, and abortion in the prosperous democracies[.] [...] The United States is almost always the most dysfunctional of the developed democracies, sometimes spectacularly so, and almost always scores poorly. The view of the U.S. as a “shining city on the hill” to the rest of the world is falsified when it comes to basic measures of societal health. [...] No democracy is known to have combined strong religiosity and popular denial of evolution with high rates of societal health. Higher rates of non-theism and acceptance of human evolution usually correlate with lower rates of dysfunction, and the least theistic nations are usually the least dysfunctional.
("Cross-National Correlations of Quantifiable Societal Health with Popular Religiosity and Secularism in the Prosperous Democracies" -- Paul. Journal of Religion and Society, Vol. 7. 2005)
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