"What your links actually said is that more educated people are religious, but they're less literal about it. As I said, they can rationalize their religion by regarding religious concepts as metaphors. It helps them keep harmony…"
"I'll be damned. Educated people are just as religious as the uneducated, perhaps even moreso. What you guys have been telling me is true. Educated people believe in god and pray more.
I still stand behind my original statement, though. Only…"
"Can you elaborate ? Where is the evidence ? For how long have you been on this site ?
Have you been a religious person in your life ? I have never been religious even as a child. I was an agnostic and irreligious person and eventually realised…"
"It's hard to woop-woop-woop myself into charging into a PhD program. Even the power of Curly doesn't last a full day's time. I'm honestly looking at becoming an auto mechanic instead. I'd be overworked and underpaid, but at…"
"How do you know that they pray to Jesus when they get home from work ? Do they go to church ? Are they nominal christians who say this so they can get on in American society and avoid ostracism ? Is it for the sake of their children so they have…"
"I gave up trying to figure out why highly intelligent people believe in religion, or at least believe in a deity. We all have blind spots in our rational thinking, holes that delusion passes through."
"It's quite possible to see a lot of those stories as metaphors, and they work as metaphors.
Christopher Hitchens said he preferred fundamentalists because he knew what they believed. But when he would talk with liberal Christians he…"
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