[ExI] 41% of people are insane

Ben Zaiboc bbenzai at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 24 07:33:56 UTC 2010

Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:

> I suspect it may be different with people who have had a
> religious
> upbringing. They may know it's all crap but be
> uncomfortable admitting
> it, even to themselves. One of the items in Christian
> indoctrination
> is that one must have faith, implying that there is a
> strong tendency
> to doubt that needs to be stamped out. So the faithful are
> not so much
> convinced that their religion is true as that it is bad to
> doubt that
> it is true. If they are taught to feel guilty about the
> mere act of
> doubting, they are more likely to lie in surveys. It would
> be easier
> to throw off this mindset in secular countries but the US
> is not
> really a secular country.

This is why I think these atheist campaigns are so important.  They let people know that they are not alone in having these doubts, and that you can still be a good person without submitting to religious tyranny.

Ben Zaiboc


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