Funny how people are quick to point out "the negative impacts that occur in some religious communities" without saying much about the positive. Some religious communities (it can be hard to separate the religion from the community) are clearly doing something right.
I can't find good current stats on household income by religion, but this 2009 survey breaks it down pretty well.
Hindus come out on top, as they have for some time now: evidence that the more gods you believe in, the more successful you are in life. Or maybe it's something to do with the number of pirates - the data is slim. In any case, religions are recipes for life, and some of them seem to still be pretty good recipes, much as
If religion is a recipe for life then, in this analogy, all the world's religions involve animal products. I'm now a vegan.
While you're arguing that the number of gods and happiness per annum are related, I hope you are familiar with http://www.tylervigen.com/spur...
Otherwise you'd have to accept as fact that the divorce rate in Maine is controlled by the per capita consumption of margarine. Worse yet, bedsheet deaths and ski profits are linked. Any argument against my position would also undermine your god(s)=Mo$$$ argument as well.
Please note: if you have any argument against mine, I appreciate the time you spend writing up a rebuttal. I would love the feedback as it either helps me go to your side, or refines my argument. Regardless, it helps me see your side better.
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