Income Ranking by Religious Group

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Income Ranking by Religious Group

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Re: Income Ranking by Religious Group

Postby Audie » Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:37 am

So atheism isnt a religion after all!:D

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Re: Income Ranking by Religious Group

Postby Storyteller » Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:11 am

Audie wrote:So atheism isnt a religion after all!:D


Yeah, it is!

They just calling it nones now :mrgreen:
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Re: Income Ranking by Religious Group

Postby neo-x » Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:22 am

Audie wrote:So atheism isnt a religion after all!:D


Actually there is a group with the like of P.Z Meyers, which actually say that atheism is a more than a "lack of belief" in God, its a movement, a philosophy and a way to live life. It should have communities, a group mentality and something which should bond these. And fortunately for him under the american religious law atheism is actually covered and defended the same as other religions. So there is a group of people out there which take atheism more than a lack of belief. And then there are people who don't think atheism is anything but a lack of belief. That trying to group atheists is like trying to make a herd of cats, its not possible.
People treat facts as relevant more when the facts tend to support their opinions. When the facts are against their opinions, they don't necessarily deny the facts, but they say the facts are less relevant or insignificant. This is ofcourse because believing things that make you feel comfortable, takes a priority. And I think that should not be the case if one is after truth.

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Re: Income Ranking by Religious Group

Postby Audie » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:54 am

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Audie wrote:So atheism isnt a religion after all!:D


Actually there is a group with the like of P.Z Meyers, which actually say that atheism is a more than a "lack of belief" in God, its a movement, a philosophy and a way to live life. It should have communities, a group mentality and something which should bond these. And fortunately for him under the american religious law atheism is actually covered and defended the same as other religions. So there is a group of people out there which take atheism more than a lack of belief. And then there are people who don't think atheism is anything but a lack of belief. That trying to group atheists is like trying to make a herd of cats, its not possible.


sorry I brought it up, the whole "Atheism is a religion / takes more faith to be" etc discussion is very tiresome, and not one I care to get into.

But thanks for your thoughts.

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Re: Income Ranking by Religious Group

Postby neo-x » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:29 am

It is Tiresome true. I think its just semantics and hardly goes deeper to the core of issues.
People treat facts as relevant more when the facts tend to support their opinions. When the facts are against their opinions, they don't necessarily deny the facts, but they say the facts are less relevant or insignificant. This is ofcourse because believing things that make you feel comfortable, takes a priority. And I think that should not be the case if one is after truth.

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Re: Income Ranking by Religious Group

Postby Audie » Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:02 pm

neo-x wrote:It is Tiresome true. I think its just semantics and hardly goes deeper to the core of issues.


What do you think is the core of this issues, or these issues?

To me, it seems something that could be thought of or believed only by someone who thinks that "god" is the central issue or figure in the universe.

That would, from that perspective make atheism the flip side of god-belief, and of equal power and significance..? Hence the idea that EVERYONE believes in 'Something".

I dont see belief, or god, as any kind of core issue at all.

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Re: Income Ranking by Religious Group

Postby neo-x » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:47 pm

No, as far as I think, the core issue are why someone believes or doesn't believe in something. That is usually more interesting.
People treat facts as relevant more when the facts tend to support their opinions. When the facts are against their opinions, they don't necessarily deny the facts, but they say the facts are less relevant or insignificant. This is ofcourse because believing things that make you feel comfortable, takes a priority. And I think that should not be the case if one is after truth.

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Re: Income Ranking by Religious Group

Postby Audie » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:43 pm

neo-x wrote:No, as far as I think, the core issue are why someone believes or doesn't believe in something. That is usually more interesting.


Any further thoughts on that?

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Re: Income Ranking by Religious Group

Postby neo-x » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:35 pm

Feel free to suggest one, we can talk about it. :)
People treat facts as relevant more when the facts tend to support their opinions. When the facts are against their opinions, they don't necessarily deny the facts, but they say the facts are less relevant or insignificant. This is ofcourse because believing things that make you feel comfortable, takes a priority. And I think that should not be the case if one is after truth.

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Re: Income Ranking by Religious Group

Postby Blessed » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:11 pm

I'm not surprised which religious group makes the most money ha ha

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Re: Income Ranking by Religious Group

Postby Ged » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:24 pm

Sooo, if I convert to Judaism .... ?
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is the desire of our hearts."
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