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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.


Any statistical evidence for this or are you just making shit up?



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shuraiya said:

How many of them found religion after being incarcerated?


This.



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Rath said:
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.


Any statistical evidence for this or are you just making shit up?

Just sharing my way of thinking,which i consider it logical.Saying ''making shit up'' isn't making you look any cooler,or intimidating me for that matter.But i guess u're used to having such kind of conversations on the internet



the entire study is as flawed as this comment:

""You're an Atheist? You must
have no conscience about commiting crime then."



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Mordred11 said:
Rath said:
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.


Any statistical evidence for this or are you just making shit up?

Just sharing my way of thinking,which i consider it logical.Saying ''making shit up'' isn't making you look any cooler,or intimidating me for that matter.But i guess u're used to having such kind of conversations on the internet

Starting your post with 'In my oppinion...' or 'I believe that...' would go a long way into not making you look like an idiot who just makes up facts.

But it's great that you came around to say it was no more than pure speculation on your part based on nothing but bias against the group of people who are identified as non believers (in my oppinion of course).



Joelcool7 said:
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!


Of course, except owning slaves, killing kids who misbehave, stoning people for working on the sabbath, etc... that sort of nice stuff that's in the bible, right? :)

 

1 thing though... it's not surprising for a non believer to see there existing a lower percentage of atheists in prisons, or a lower percentage of atheists who are very uneducated compared to the population of believers.

On the other hand, it should be a heavy burden to carry if you are a believer, to justify why indeed there aren't a lot more atheists who are uneducated and commiting crimes if it's true that there is an advantage of being religious, when in fact it seems the situation seems to point exactly the other way.



Mordred11 said:
Rath said:
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.


Any statistical evidence for this or are you just making shit up?

Just sharing my way of thinking,which i consider it logical.Saying ''making shit up'' isn't making you look any cooler,or intimidating me for that matter.But i guess u're used to having such kind of conversations on the internet

Such a statement can't be defended as 'just an opinion', because it's not something than can be viewed as subjective (as oppose to say, making a statement about how pretty a colour is). It either is true or it isn't. If you make such a statement, you're gonna have to back it up with actual statistics, or 'making shit up' becomes a proper way to describe your views.



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Mordred11 said:
Rath said:
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.


Any statistical evidence for this or are you just making shit up?

Just sharing my way of thinking,which i consider it logical.Saying ''making shit up'' isn't making you look any cooler,or intimidating me for that matter.But i guess u're used to having such kind of conversations on the internet

Lol, so you state something without any evidence going against the OP who actually have some numbers in his favor. Yup when Rath was pointing that out, he was definately trying to look cool.



These aren't real Atheist! Real Atheists don't commit crime!



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