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Saturday, April 25, 2009

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Alex Tolley

Let's not let facts get in the way of a story.

Religious belief is negatively correlated with national income and education. Only the US is a notable exception to the national income rule.

Within the US, belief in God is declining, only gaining with fundamentalists. Every other group is slowly losing its beliefs.

While we also see quasi religious beliefs appearing, e.g. "new age" beliefs, in general, as one might expect, as people become educated and can use their minds, they question the religious dogmas, see for themselves that it answers few questions, just offers cozy homilies.

I just read Stanley Fish's idiotic oped in the nytimes a few days ago, arguing that only religion asks and answers the big questions. His piece was so ignorant of what science can do that it just read as asinine.

I don't think the enlightenment is dead, just yet. Perhaps just going through some local setbacks.

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