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

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Sat Mar 28 02:10:04 UTC 2009

On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 9:37 PM, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> 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."
### I found the following:


and from an immaculately atheist source:


As much as it pains me to admit it, being an atheist, religious people
seem to have a better handle on their family lives. Having a big daddy
in the sky ready to spank you if you misbehave is a good aid to good


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