August 25th 2008


An example of dysfunctional religion

While waiting in the doctor’s office, I decided to pass the time by perusing NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC and came across a striking example of why religion is dysfunctional.  In an article by Laurence Gonzales entitled “How to survive almost anything” in the September, 2008 issue, I read that Illinois had 50% more tornadoes than Alabama.  Yet, although Illinois has a larger population than Alabama, far fewer Illinois residents died in tornadoes as did Alabamans.  The author wrote that this was because Alabamans had a fatalistic attitude and believed whatever happened to them was in God’s hands, while Illinoisans tended to believe what happened to them was up to them.
Robert Halfhill

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  1. arin on 09 May 2010 at 09:31pm #

    thank you. i needed this example

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