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Old 11-02-2013, 12:21 PM
 
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Scandinavian countries has high rate of atheism, yet ranks among top countries in high suicide and divorce rate as well.. So what?

Religion does not tell you to divorce.
Actually, they don't. Thats been known to be a myth for some time. Even though high lattitudes have been linked to increased suicide rates. The interesting thing about that is that if you compare the suicide rates of Scandinavian countries to US areas at the same lattitude, US suicide rates are 2-4 times as high.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:21 PM
 
Location: SC
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No surprise here.
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Surprise! Atheist Marriages May Last Longer Than Christian Ones

Surprise surprise.....MAY last longer. And Christian marriages MAY last longer than athiest ones too. Quote the article correctly. You left out the MAY part.

We're not discussing whether religion tells you to divorce, but whether or not its teachings reduce the divorce rate.

No but whether FOLLOWING its teachings reduce the divorce rate.
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:45 PM
 
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We're not discussing whether religion tells you to divorce, but whether or not its teachings reduce the divorce rate.

No but whether FOLLOWING its teachings reduce the divorce rate.
And yet Christians can't even agree on what that is.

Of course when the teaching is to be like Jesus (note he is perfect) then extraordinary expectations eventually lead to frustration and disappointment with ones partner for not living up to thier standard of 'Christianity.'

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Old 11-07-2013, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Midcoast Maine
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Surprise! Atheist Marriages May Last Longer Than Christian Ones

Surprise surprise.....MAY last longer. And Christian marriages MAY last longer than athiest ones too. Quote the article correctly. You left out the MAY part.

We're not discussing whether religion tells you to divorce, but whether or not its teachings reduce the divorce rate.

No but whether FOLLOWING its teachings reduce the divorce rate.
They "may" is right in the title of the link....
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:17 PM
 
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I needed this. Totally enjoy it. I just got blambasted on a different site that I thought was progressive till some religious jerk showed up and I openly disliked his comments and told him why. 10,000000000 people in his defense! Unbelievable. I was sorely disappointed. Ended up saying some stuff I kind of regret. He had received a message from god instructing him how to 'take down' another religion. Red flag folks, a man is telling us he's received some message from god. It was a discussion on how to take down a religious cult. Is one any better than the other? Boy did I have that group pegged wrong. Very sad for me so I left. Tired of not being able to have adult conversation.
New here. I used to have a high iq they tell me. It lowers as I get older. Don't become too attached! But I will say it is so nice to hear people who know how to argue. I need lessons apparently.
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