[ExI] church is sexy: was The sky is falling!

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Sat Mar 28 01:37:18 UTC 2009

At 06:07 PM 3/27/2009 -0700, John Grigg wrote:

>Mormons are by nature natural romantics, they hold ornate marriage 
>ceremonies in their temples that they believe will bind the couple 
>together not only for this existance, but the afterlife to come.

And yet--spookily,

"Overall, the Mormon divorce rate appears to be no different from the 
average American divorce rate. A 1999 study by Barna Research of 
nearly 4,000 U.S. adults showed that 24% of Mormon marriages end in 
divorce -- a number statistically equal to the divorce rate among all 
Americans. Members of non-denominational churches (typically 
Fundamentalist in teaching) and born-again Christians experience a 
significantly higher divorce rate; Agnostics and Atheists have much a 
lower rate. <http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_dira.htm>More info."

Damien Broderick

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