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To: churchillbuff
The number of atheists is inversely proportional to that of bullets flying.

Stopped right there..Flat out wrong if not a outright falsehood

See http://www.strategypage.com/dls/articles/200464.asp

The old adage that there are “no atheists in foxholes” does not appear to apply as much as it used to. It turns out that the active duty troops in the American armed forces are somewhat less religious than the population as a whole.

Americans over all are 78 percent Christian, 1.3 percent Jewish, .5 percent Moslem, .4 percent Hindu, 13 percent unknown or none and the rest various other sects and faiths. But the troops are 55 percent Christian, .3 percent Moslem, .27 percent Jewish, .04 percent Hindu, .24 percent Buddhist and 34 percent unknown or no preference.

Part of this may be a generational thing, as the troops are younger than the population as a whole. People become more religious as they get older. Another factor is probably education, as the high education standards for recruits means those in uniform have several years more formal education than their civilian peers. More literate too, as people in uniform read at a level a full year ahead of civilians. As people become more educated, they tend to be less religious.

5 posted on 02/24/2006 9:52:58 PM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: qam1
As people become more educated, they tend to be less religious.

Pure atheistic arrogance and hubris.

7 posted on 02/24/2006 9:58:51 PM PST by Right Brother
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To: qam1
"As people become more educated, they tend to be less religious."

I disagree.

18 posted on 02/24/2006 10:25:22 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: qam1

"78 percent Christian"

"As people become more educated, they tend to be less religious."

So under 20% are not religious because they have become 'more educated'.


Bwaaahhhhaaaaaaa


24 posted on 02/24/2006 10:41:56 PM PST by Sweetjustusnow (Oust the IslamoCommies here and abroad.)
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To: qam1

I listed no religion on my official record despite my being a devout Catholic.

I did it for privacy reasons.

I know many others who do the same.


29 posted on 02/24/2006 11:21:55 PM PST by Notwithstanding (I love my German shepherd - Benedict XVI reigns!)
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To: qam1

"As people become more educated, they tend to be less religious."

I know quite a few people with doctorates who are very religious. I have found less-educated people are less religious. But I wouldn't expect to hear that from a confused atheist like yourself.


39 posted on 02/25/2006 5:13:28 AM PST by mlc9852
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