CNN .... Atheists will Die First

  • GQjock

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    Apr 02, 2011 10:33 AM GMT


    CNN: Hello FOX Casting? You happen to have a weave wearing fake psychologist lying around somewhere? icon_cool.gif


    But what she said is true
    Just the other day .... I was being chased by this bear? I stopped running ....
    and got on my knees to pray?
    And Jesus came down and killed the bear .... Yea Jesus!


    All studies BTW ... not "most" know that Europe with their "atheist" leanings have some of the highest longevity ratings in the world icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 02, 2011 1:17 PM GMT
    You'd think it would be the opposite, since Bible-thumpers would be eager to get to their Heavenly reward the sooner, whereas Atheists would be trying to avoid the final curtain for as long as possible.

    Actually, I could imagine that this COULD be true, in much the same way that all studies show that, for a population on AVERAGE, married people live longer than singles. It's a matter of social support structure, greater community involvement as a couple, and overall reduced stress for the married. There's a thread running here right now that addresses similar findings for socially-isolated older gay men, even those who are partnered but living without many social contacts and support structures.

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1468238

    Being a member of an organized religion can provide social support. It can also provide emotional comfort, reducing stress, even if it requires buying into a false belief system. Even our own local Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), which is part of the largest gay denomination in the US, operates extensive senior citizen services for gays & lesbians. Belong to that church and your life expectancy might well increase.

    In fact, I sometimes attend there, and have even been a Lector. Not because I'm religious, but it's a lovely social experience, with very nice gay men & women. And like most MCCs, the services are like musical stage productions, entertaining to attend just for the performances. Well, whadda yah expect when gays are running the show? icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 02, 2011 1:20 PM GMT
    The more bitter a person you are, the longer God makes you live.



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    Apr 02, 2011 1:22 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said The more bitter a person you are, the longer God makes you live.

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    Oh, good, I'm gonna live forever, with or without religion! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 02, 2011 6:20 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said The more bitter a person you are, the longer God makes you live.



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    That's why Caslon & I are here!


    and our kittehs won't let us die. icon_biggrin.gif
  • Webster666

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    Apr 02, 2011 6:53 PM GMT
    If there really was a god, he'd snatch the greedy, lying, hypocritical, religious nuts, FIRST.

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    Apr 02, 2011 8:10 PM GMT
    Well, considering this recent study that found that religious kids grow up to be fatter than non-religious kids - and being obese leads to a shorter life span - I'd say that the idea that atheists live shorter lives is highly BS.

    http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2011/03/25/Youth-involved-in-church-fatter-when-older/UPI-28271301084377/
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    Apr 02, 2011 11:06 PM GMT
    The benefits to religious beliefs:
    healthier lifestyle (not smoking, not drinking)
    emotional support
    community involvement
    So you see the benefits are not specific to religious beliefs. Any community that is willing to take care of its own and that promotes healthy living could have members that live longer.

    There was a study that predicts that someone at the age of 10 who attends religious services weekly, would expect to live 8 years longer than someone who does not attend religious services.
    Why does this study predict the age for a 10-year old? Isn't it obvious? Some religions are afraid of inoculations and medical treatment for vulnerable infants. The study wants to skew the results in favor of religions, not against religions.

    A question: The Barbie-wannabe makes a distinction between religious beliefs versus being spiritual. Does she consider following The Secret being spiritual???
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    Apr 03, 2011 10:26 AM GMT
    GQjock said


    She is ABSOLUTELY right. I studied this in psychology. It's not the faith itself that heals someone, but the literal psychophysiological effect that helps heal the body. Thinking positive thought REALLY does help you heal because YOU are healing yourself. This is a difficult concept to grasp but people who are FANATICALLY devoted to some good will perpetually believe they will be good to the point where they're so stress-free and their body is under a better condition to heal itself. This is why in certain conditions religion is good, not because it's real, but because it's useful.