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People who are not religious know more about religion than people who are

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You're clutching at straws. A moral is a truth, and can exist absolutely given absolute and undeniable premises.

Really, then prove it.

Morals are not absolute truths. Morals are human made. They are subjective.

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Plato also stated that Atlantis was completely fictional, and yet to this day, we all wonder what happened to it.

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This is false. Faith demands belief in a positive value, not in a negative one. You are not asked to brush aside reason and pray in order to accept that God does not exist. This falls under the null hypothesis. A theory is, by default, not true, and must be proven rationally (this is why it's intellectually dishonest to ask your opponents to prove a negative statement, i.e. "prove that the stimulus didn't work").

While certain axioms do exist, and are required to be able to prove anything (for example, the statement that "existence exists" is an axiom, impossible to prove but inherently true), this doesn't apply to deities.

God can't be proved or disproved empirically and or by formal logic. Any claim of belief regarding god requires faith. If one is absent of a belief in god's existence or non existence than no faith is required.

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Thats me in the corner... thats me in the spot light...

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Thats me in the corner... thats me in the spot light...

understand that phrase in the song and it's original history. totally dif meaning

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How many actually took the little CNN quiz from the link...or this one.

http://features.pewforum.org/quiz/us-religious-knowledge/

It's quite obvious why the south would have scored lower than the north. Simply through sheer exposure to other religions give those in the NE the advantage in questions concerning "Do you on what day sabbath actually begins?" The vast majority of people from say...Alabama...are not going to know the answer to that question. This wasn't simply a quiz about just Bible references, but don't let that stop everyone from going off.

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How many actually took the little CNN quiz from the link...or this one.

http://features.pewforum.org/quiz/us-religious-knowledge/

It's quite obvious why the south would have scored lower than the north. Simply through sheer exposure to other religions give those in the NE the advantage in questions concerning "Do you on what day sabbath actually begins?" The vast majority of people from say...Alabama...are not going to know the answer to that question. This wasn't simply a quiz about just Bible references, but don't let that stop everyone from going off.

oooh standardized testing.

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oooh standardized testing.

LOL. Religion isn't is sin 20 > tan 40?

Religous diversity isn't taught in elementary...middle...or really high school.

But good try.

They probably don't know what's kosher either...

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LOL. Religion isn't is sin 20 > tan 40?

Religous diversity isn't taught in elementary...middle...or really high school.

But good try.

They probably don't know what's kosher either...

if it was being taught in schools do you think that the kids from alabama would do as well as the kids from new york?

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if it was being taught in schools do you think that the kids from alabama would do as well as the kids from new york?

Frankly...it's not important at those ages and not a real concern for parents to know Shiva. But if it were, I would imagine the scoring would've been better. Better than New York? Doubtful due to just the sheer exposure to diverse cultures and religions.

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Frankly...it's not important at those ages and not a real concern for parents to know Shiva. But if it were, I would imagine the scoring would've been better. Better than New York? Doubtful due to just the sheer exposure to diverse cultures and religions.

all I'm saying is experience is subjective and it bleeds over into other facets of life. Kids from alabama would score worse not because they're stupid but because they have less experience. It would be unfair for them to be considered less intelligent etc because of that.

/threadjack over.

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