For some years now, religion has waged a relentless war on science, to such an extent that some days I’m just thankful that fundamentalists aren’t denouncing the wheel. But now, science takes the offensive:
Religious belief can cause damage to a society, contributing towards high murder rates, abortion, sexual promiscuity and suicide, according to research published today.
According to the study, belief in and worship of God are not only unnecessary for a healthy society but may actually contribute to social problems…
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.
So you gotta wonder, if there is a God, and he sees all and knows all, why would he inflict himself on us? You’d think he’d say “shit, I’m causing these folks some real damage” and fuck off.
Reminds me of a bumper sticker I saw the other day, “Why Be Born Again When You Can Just Grow Up?”
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