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jigokutamago said:
Ninsect said:
jigokutamago said:
"identify supernatural elements, such as talking animals, as fictional"

Interesting, considering that the theory of evolution states that this is possible and that we are talking animals.

Contradictions?

The theory of evolution states this? Lol, everyone states this. We are animals, that is a fact. Still, they are clearly talking about animals other than humans.

And what stops other animals from gaining the ability of speech? If apes did it, then what stops other species or the other apes(Planet of the Apes lol) from doing the same?

Reality. We can always talk about the possible future but that is still fictional.



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jigokutamago said:
Seece said:

Didn't say that. Are there not like 4,000 different religions? Of which they don't believe in the same things (obviously).

That said, the majority of people in my country (and the country VGChartz resides in) are atheist :)

Dude, it's right in the same article

"According to 2013-2014 Gallup data, roughly 83 percent of Americans report a religious affiliation, and an even larger group -- 86 percent -- believe in God."

Dude, learn where VGC is based.



 

jigokutamago said:
Seece said:

Didn't say that. Are there not like 4,000 different religions? Of which they don't believe in the same things (obviously).

That said, the majority of people in my country (and the country VGChartz resides in) are atheist :)

Dude, it's right in the same article

"According to 2013-2014 Gallup data, roughly 83 percent of Americans report a religious affiliation, and an even larger group -- 86 percent -- believe in God."

He is talking about the UK. It's a well known fact that Americans are, in general, quite religious compared to the rest of the western world.



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Seece said:
MTZehvor said:
I'm pretty sure you could say the exact same thing about kids from households that told their kids that the Tooth Fairy or Santa Claus exists.

This study is irrelevant unless there's some long term effects on these kids, and I'm going to guess that, just like people who believed in Santa as a kid, that effect is nonexistent.

Not the same, all kids grow up realising that santa ect is not real, probably at an early age too. Everything religious children are taught, are expected to believe for the rest of their lives.

And quite frankly santa clause is easier to believe in than talking animals.


While children at that age think that whatever the bible says is real such as talking snakes and so on, they quickly grow up and learn that these are just symbols. In the Genesis the writers just wanted to show that God put all humans as better than all animals, the genesis does not show that god invented humans without any evoulution happeaning.



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Seece said:
MTZehvor said:
I'm pretty sure you could say the exact same thing about kids from households that told their kids that the Tooth Fairy or Santa Claus exists.

This study is irrelevant unless there's some long term effects on these kids, and I'm going to guess that, just like people who believed in Santa as a kid, that effect is nonexistent.

Not the same, all kids grow up realising that santa ect is not real, probably at an early age too. Everything religious children are taught, are expected to believe for the rest of their lives.

And quite frankly santa clause is easier to believe in than talking animals.

Now you're not even arguing about the study, you're simply arguing about the validity of religion.

Which isn't the point. The point of the study is that religion makes it more difficult for kids to distinguish between what is real and what isn't.

My point is that it may very well do so at ages 5-6, but like the kids who believe in Santa Claus (which many do until six years old), they eventually grow up and gain the ability to distinguish between fiction and fact. If you go out on a street downtown and ask adults from all walks of life (or I guess, in your case, a street in a different country) whether a story about a flying dragon shooting space monsters was real or not, not a single one would say it's true.

Religion doesn't "obscure" adults' ability to distinguish between what's hard to believe and what isn't; I think anyone who believes in the Bible or some other religious book would tell you that it requires a great deal of faith to believe in what's written there. They believe in them knowing full well how improbable it seems, which is the exact opposite of this study. The study is arguing that kids' ability to distinguish probability is being affected, and my point is that by adulthood that effect is gone.



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whatever said:
Teaching fiction as fact will do that...




Seece said:
jigokutamago said:
Seece said:

Didn't say that. Are there not like 4,000 different religions? Of which they don't believe in the same things (obviously).

That said, the majority of people in my country (and the country VGChartz resides in) are atheist :)

Dude, it's right in the same article

"According to 2013-2014 Gallup data, roughly 83 percent of Americans report a religious affiliation, and an even larger group -- 86 percent -- believe in God."

Dude, learn where VGC is based.

LOL, I assumed so because it was not vgchartz.co.uk

 

But I still don't know if it is the majority since I see conflicting statistics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irreligion_in_the_United_Kingdom



I find this study very interesting. However, it is sad that it will more than likely be abused by religion bashers more than anything else.

I can already see that this thread has already begun to devolve :P



jigokutamago said:
Seece said:
jigokutamago said:
Seece said:

Didn't say that. Are there not like 4,000 different religions? Of which they don't believe in the same things (obviously).

That said, the majority of people in my country (and the country VGChartz resides in) are atheist :)

Dude, it's right in the same article

"According to 2013-2014 Gallup data, roughly 83 percent of Americans report a religious affiliation, and an even larger group -- 86 percent -- believe in God."

Dude, learn where VGC is based.

LOL, I assumed so because it was not vgchartz.co.uk

 

But I still don't know if it is the majority since I see conflicting statistics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irreligion_in_the_United_Kingdom

Trust me, it is. Put 100 people in a room and 20, maybe 25 will be religious. Might even be being generous there.



 

It doesn't matter what this study says I will teach my kids about the love of Satan, my lord.



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