Wouldn't be DU without some hating on religion.

BlueJazz (1000+ posts) Sat May-31-08 08:57 AM
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78% of the US population believe in angels
It's followed by 8 pictures of an angry smilie hitting its head on a wall.

sleebarker (1000+ posts) Sat May-31-08 11:55 AM
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6. That's what happens when people are ignorant
They look for magical explanations of the world.

uberllama42 (1000+ posts) Sat May-31-08 03:06 PM
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28. It shows that four out of five people believe something on zero evidence
It speaks poorly about the critical thinking skills of people in this country.

I find belief in angles ridiculous and do not think that particular belief deserves respect. Do we respect those who believe in fairies or leprechauns?

Do we respect those who believe that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction in 2003?

Belief in angles, IMO, is symptomatic of a larger cultural problem in America. Those who believe in supernatural entities for which there is no evidence can make very poor decisions. The fact that critical thinking skills are so rare has negative implications for the rest of us, who have to interact with angel-believers on a daily basis.
Teh hate is strong with this one.

TexasObserver (1000+ posts) Sat May-31-08 02:34 PM
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22. Angels don't care about kids in Darfur starving or kids in Rwanda getting arms cut off. Angels care about Americans, mainly church going Americans, Christians. They care about things like whether a person has a bad accident or not.

nadinbrzezinski (1000+ posts) Sat May-31-08 03:26 PM
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41. Magical thinking, the prelude to a new dark age
there, I said it

And so did Carl Sagan before he died
And here is a cute answer...

ayeshahaqqiqa (1000+ posts) Sat May-31-08 09:05 AM
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4. Well, I'm married to one.......n/t
It's mostly just infighting, but I found it amusing.