"Somehow I missed this discussion last June, but better late than never.
The connection between religion and reproduction is that both draw from a feeling of personal connection to some great and abiding continuum. Religions, without…"
"Hi Adam, I have thought about this too... i would attribute the connection to the fact that for one to be atheist or childfree, such a person would have to be brave enough to go against the tide of popular opinion/practice/norms etc. Ir requires…"
"I am constantly appalled at how recently converted atheists hang on to their religious beliefs. That all members of society are to "go forth and procreate" is a religious mantra which has no foundation in the science of biology, it is…"
"I agree with B-Girl. There is indeed a correlation between level of education, religiosity, and number of children/no children.
In addition, I'd like to bring up psycho-social connotations. Without the belief of an afterlife, all matters…"
"I am in an odd situation as about 1/2 of my friends are child-free and probably over 70% of my friends are either atheist, agnostic, pagan or non-practicing. The few child-free ones that appear to be intending to have kids are mostly the…"
So I belong to a pretty active childfree group on Facebook. It's completely private until you are accepted so people tend to be pretty honest and open on there. It wasn't too long on their discussions before I noticed the trend that while they aren't all atheists, a large number of members don't believe in god.While this could just be a statistical anomaly (I am working with a study base of one group) I was wondering what other people have noticed. Once I saw that trend online I thought about…See More
"Alan: Welcome. While not a linguist I have a pretty solid background in rabbinic literature and yiddish simply based on knowing the culture I came from. I was raised being told that the Orthodox believe the torah was…"
Yes the salute is and early Christian salute it was covered on one of the DVD I have the entire set. And I think it may have been on a quiz on the DVD ? Next time I watch them I will let you know, more I could not find anything on Wikipedia . The shape that is made with the hand is supposed to be the shape of a fish!
It is interesting to note that the shape also looks like V.F.D. from "Lemony Snikets a series of Unfortunate Events" I don't think that there is a connection it's kind of neat. be_seeing_you.jpg