Author Topic: Study finds religious belief is 'not linked to intuition or rational thinking'  (Read 1677 times)

Offline Cavebear

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Babies are too young for superstition.  And you aren't an ubermensch either.

I suppose superstition (black cats) doesn't require spirits though ... one could view "luck" as impersonal.  Or you could view black cats as familiars of witches.  Is an impersonal view of irrational ... less developed than the more personal kind?  I would think the other way around, from the atheist POV.  First Goddess Luck, then just "luck".  The third stage is "broke".

Claptrap.

Cat furcolor is nearly random and means nothing.

Luck is merely a random event; a local outlier of statistics.

Atheists view random events as neither lucky or unlucky. 
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Offline Baruch

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Claptrap.

Cat furcolor is nearly random and means nothing.

Luck is merely a random event; a local outlier of statistics.

Atheists view random events as neither lucky or unlucky.

Must be why there are no atheists in foxholes or casinos ;-)
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Offline Cavebear

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Must be why there are no atheists in foxholes or casinos ;-)

There have always been atheists in foxholes.  Fewer in casinos though, as atheists tend to know the House always wins.  We do math.  While my religious friends were spending money on lottery tickets, I (and other atheists) invested in the stock markets when it made sense. 

I had religious co-workers who were always broke, hoping and praying for luck.  They are still broke.  I'm not.
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Offline Baruch

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There have always been atheists in foxholes.  Fewer in casinos though, as atheists tend to know the House always wins.  We do math.  While my religious friends were spending money on lottery tickets, I (and other atheists) invested in the stock markets when it made sense. 

I had religious co-workers who were always broke, hoping and praying for luck.  They are still broke.  I'm not.

1. It helps to work for a living
2. It helps to not spend equal to or more than your income

It is harder to do either, than moralists moralize about.
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1. It helps to work for a living
2. It helps to not spend equal to or more than your income

It is harder to do either, than moralists moralize about.

I started sub-minimum wage at a gas station where the manager sucked the register and then docked my pay for the shortages.  Then got a minimum wage job in a department store and advanced to managing 1/4 of the store for 15 cents an hour more in exchange for working holidays.

Don't tell ME about "moralizing" about work!
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Offline Baruch

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I started sub-minimum wage at a gas station where the manager sucked the register and then docked my pay for the shortages.  Then got a minimum wage job in a department store and advanced to managing 1/4 of the store for 15 cents an hour more in exchange for working holidays.

Don't tell ME about "moralizing" about work!

It is best for young people to start as janitor, not as senior VP in their dad's company.  That way when they do become senior VP some day, they can appreciate what the janitor does.
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Offline Cavebear

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It is best for young people to start as janitor, not as senior VP in their dad's company.  That way when they do become senior VP some day, they can appreciate what the janitor does.

Not on Republican wages he won't!
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Offline Baruch

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Not on Republican wages he won't!

Sorry, since when are Republicans responsible for anything?  That is part of the bi-partisan cat-food commission.
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Offline Cavebear

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Sorry, since when are Republicans responsible for anything?  That is part of the bi-partisan cat-food commission.

Yeah not much.  Just the increasing deficit, unqualified judges,  elimination of regulations to control environmental pillaging.  That sort of thing.
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