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starcraft said:
sapphi_snake said:
starcraft said:
76% of Americans identify as Christian.

Even if we supposed for a moment that NONE turn to Christianity after incarceration (which we know NOT to be the case), Christian's would still be UNDER-represented in prison according to this study.

Which I guess is the exact opposite of what you hoped to prove...

Atheists are even more underrepresented.

Agreed, but it was not the OP's intention to discredit them now was it?


I don't know if what Galaki's intention was. I think he just read an article like he always does. Thought that the community would love to post about it, so he created a thread. I don't think his intent was to say Christian's are more likely to be criminals then Athiests or such. Infact he's a very intelligent user and I doubt he wouldn't look at this article and the population stats and such before trying to make the suicidal approach of suggesting this article actually represents the truth.



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Joelcool7 said:

Galaki's...  Infact he's a very intelligent user

You are going to, at least, Heaven level 1.



Galaki said:
Joelcool7 said:

Galaki's...  Infact he's a very intelligent user

You are going to, at least, Heaven level 1.


Oh man really, awsome I'm in heaven level one suckers!



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Like Alex from A Clockwork Orange, he would be considered a Christian if her were polled while imprisoned.



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Most people who commit crimes(the graver ones) are atheists,except for terrorists.Once they get caught,they're so desperate that they change their beliefs as an escape door.



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Mordred11 said:

Most people who commit crimes(the graver ones) are atheists,except for terrorists.Once they get caught,they're so desperate that they change their beliefs as an escape door.


I dunno I've met someone who was athiest prior to going to prison. I've met people of other beliefs as well. The majority are native beliefs and not any of our more popular faiths. So I wouldn't say the majority are athiests who commit crimes. On the same note I have met people who consider themselves Christian and always have but committed crimes. often they have pretty twisted theologies that aren't usually aligned with the teachings of Christ. Others simply fucked up like all humans do.

I have not met a single Christian in prison who followed the Bible when they got arrested.Mainly because if your following the Bible then their should be no reason to arrest you!



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Joelcool7 said:


I dunno I've met someone who was athiest prior to going to prison. I've met people of other beliefs as well. The majority are native beliefs and not any of our more popular faiths. So I wouldn't say the majority are athiests who commit crimes. On the same note I have met people who consider themselves Christian and always have but committed crimes. often they have pretty twisted theologies that aren't usually aligned with the teachings of Christ. Others simply fucked up like all humans do.

I have not met a single Christian in prison who followed the Bible when they got arrested.Mainly because if your following the Bible then their should be no reason to arrest you!

Not if you steal the bible.



starcraft said:
sapphi_snake said:
starcraft said:
76% of Americans identify as Christian.

Even if we supposed for a moment that NONE turn to Christianity after incarceration (which we know NOT to be the case), Christian's would still be UNDER-represented in prison according to this study.

Which I guess is the exact opposite of what you hoped to prove...

Atheists are even more underrepresented.

Agreed, but it was not the OP's intention to discredit them now was it?

The ideea is that atheists are underrepresented in jails compared to christians.



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Mordred11 said:

Most people who commit crimes(the graver ones) are atheists,except for terrorists.Once they get caught,they're so desperate that they change their beliefs as an escape door.

You're gonna have to back this one up. Heck, even people from the mob are usually christian.



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sapphi_snake said:
starcraft said:
sapphi_snake said:
starcraft said:
76% of Americans identify as Christian.

Even if we supposed for a moment that NONE turn to Christianity after incarceration (which we know NOT to be the case), Christian's would still be UNDER-represented in prison according to this study.

Which I guess is the exact opposite of what you hoped to prove...

Atheists are even more underrepresented.

Agreed, but it was not the OP's intention to discredit them now was it?

The ideea is that atheists are underrepresented in jails compared to christians.

Again this study doesn't show everyone who converted to Christianity from Athiesm. Now I'm not saying Athiests would not still be underrepresented. But their are so many reasons for this. Keep in mind most Athiests often have a greater education more money then the average Christian.

So many factor's, I think these stats show clearly that athiests and Christian's , Jews and all faiths are equally involved in crime. When you take population and capita into the equation.

I wouldn't try and claim that athiests or people of any belief are more prone to crime then another group. Go to Saudi Arabia and you'll find the majority are muslim. Thailand and you'll find the majority are buddhist. If their was a country where athiesm was the majority then I'm sure in that country the majority of crimes would be committed by athiests!

Were humans and all humans are weak and all slip up make mistakes. Some do so intentionally others do so accidently others simply make one or two bad decisions. But religious belief or lack there of is not a big factor. Unless your belief promotes breaking the law but I don't know of any main religions or athiest or agnostic beliefs that do.



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