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(Salt Lake Tribune)   New study called "Godless in the Great White North" finds that atheists may be just as healthy as devoted believers. Beauty, eh?   (sltrib.com) divider line
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2021-03-04 7:14:39 PM  
The trouble with studies that show being religious is good for you is that they don't control for important variables such as income, wealth, marital status, marrigeability (very important if your study includes alcoholics, smokers, and druggies), and so forth.

Atheists may or may not be healthier than believers, but you would have to control those studies as thoroughly as you control religious studies (which is to say, almost no control at all, seeing as they are usually relgious propagande paid for and propagated by believers).

I do think atheists are probably healthier because they are more likely to be smarter, better educated and to look after themselves because they have nobody else to miraculously look after them.
 
2021-03-04 7:18:53 PM  
It is Saint John, New Brunswick, by the way. If you want to drive a Saint Johner crazy, abbreviate the "Saint" and all his or her mail will end up in St. John's (Harbour), Newfoundland.

They have a point. The two cities are very confusible, especially for Uppity Canadians who can't be bothered to remember whether you are from Fredericton, NB, or Halifax, NS, or any other place in the Atlantic Provinces of Canada.

By the way, that's me in the corner, losing my religion. Well, having lost my religion. Please don't think I am in Corner Brook. Not even close.
 
2021-03-04 7:20:58 PM  
I said, if you want to drive Saint Johners crazy, but there is really no "if". It's fun. Try it.

Saint Johners can be a bit snooty. Mispelling their city brings them down to Earth a bit.
 
2021-03-04 7:29:15 PM  
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2021-03-04 7:33:36 PM  
Salt Lake Tribune?

Hinckley has the place surrounded. The white salamander tipped him off.
 
2021-03-04 7:36:54 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Salt Lake Tribune?

Hinckley has the place surrounded. The white salamander tipped him off.


The Trib is the libby paper here. I would be surprised if this appeared in the Deseret News, but not the Tribune.
 
2021-03-04 7:58:31 PM  

brantgoose: The trouble with studies that show being religious is good for you is that they don't control for important variables such as income, wealth, marital status, marrigeability (very important if your study includes alcoholics, smokers, and druggies), and so forth.

Atheists may or may not be healthier than believers, but you would have to control those studies as thoroughly as you control religious studies (which is to say, almost no control at all, seeing as they are usually relgious propagande paid for and propagated by believers).

I do think atheists are probably healthier because they are more likely to be smarter, better educated and to look after themselves because they have nobody else to miraculously look after them.


Sault Ste. Marie here. Don't call it Salt, it's Soo, just the way it is spelled.
 
2021-03-04 8:18:50 PM  
Maybe we're healthier because we go to the doctor instead of praying for better health.
 
2021-03-04 8:47:49 PM  
Jesus freaks farking up everything for everyone.
 
2021-03-04 8:54:35 PM  
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2021-03-05 3:11:30 AM  
I'm a believer, but only because I saw her face.
 
2021-03-05 5:40:36 AM  
In contemporary times - at least in most first world Western secular democracies - most atheists aren't being persecuted, arrested on the order of a church leader and then subsequently tortured & executed for heresy.

Does wonders for ones constitution, dontcha know...
 
2021-03-05 5:41:51 AM  
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2021-03-05 7:41:17 AM  
Beauty, eh?

Don't act so hosier than thou.
 
2021-03-05 9:13:54 AM  
grokca

Sault Ste. Marie here. Don't call it Salt, it's Soo, just the way it is spelled.

You don't have to be loco to know that, but it helps.

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2021-03-05 9:28:32 AM  
 
2021-03-05 11:25:34 AM  

grokca: brantgoose: The trouble with studies that show being religious is good for you is that they don't control for important variables such as income, wealth, marital status, marrigeability (very important if your study includes alcoholics, smokers, and druggies), and so forth.

Atheists may or may not be healthier than believers, but you would have to control those studies as thoroughly as you control religious studies (which is to say, almost no control at all, seeing as they are usually relgious propagande paid for and propagated by believers).

I do think atheists are probably healthier because they are more likely to be smarter, better educated and to look after themselves because they have nobody else to miraculously look after them.

Sault Ste. Marie here. Don't call it Salt, it's Soo, just the way it is spelled.


Ok, but why is the Saint part pronounced as it is in English, not in French?
 
2021-03-05 1:44:19 PM  

The Third Man: grokca: brantgoose: The trouble with studies that show being religious is good for you is that they don't control for important variables such as income, wealth, marital status, marrigeability (very important if your study includes alcoholics, smokers, and druggies), and so forth.

Atheists may or may not be healthier than believers, but you would have to control those studies as thoroughly as you control religious studies (which is to say, almost no control at all, seeing as they are usually relgious propagande paid for and propagated by believers).

I do think atheists are probably healthier because they are more likely to be smarter, better educated and to look after themselves because they have nobody else to miraculously look after them.

Sault Ste. Marie here. Don't call it Salt, it's Soo, just the way it is spelled.

Ok, but why is the Saint part pronounced as it is in English, not in French?


Just to piss off francophones. The Sault part is not pronounced correctly either.
 
2021-03-05 2:44:09 PM  
grokca

Just to piss off francophones. The Sault part is not pronounced correctly either.

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