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Re: Religious Nutjobs

Postby mrfish » Wed May 24, 2017 6:17 am

There are parts of the country that have higher concentrations of religious nutjobs than others. California is surprisingly low when it comes to that kind of nutjob, but we have plenty of nutjobs of other kinds. The states with the highest concentration of nutjobs of the religious kind are Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennesee, but in general the Midwest and Southeast are prime religious nutjob territory.
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Re: Religious Nutjobs

Postby panamint_patty » Sat May 27, 2017 6:55 am

Saddleback Church Youth Volunteer Suspected Of Lewd Conduct With 14-Year-Old Boys
Usually churches work really hard to hide these types of situations and talk the parents of the involved kids into working it out through prayer and not taking the legal route. It's pretty rare for these types of situations involving religious institutions to get reported to legal authorities. That said, who knows if this is just another false accusation or not?!!
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Re: Religious Nutjobs

Postby shadylady » Mon May 29, 2017 7:10 am

Saddleback Church Members React To Arrest Of Youth Pastor For Alleged Lewd Acts With Teens
Not a lot of detail on this one and so it's hard to say if it's a believable accusation or just a false accusation. The important thing to keep in mind is that most sexual abuse (80-85%) occurs in the home and is perpetrated by people related to the abused kids or by a step parent or boy/girl friend of a parent. The second largest category of sexual abuse takes place in a religious setting, next there are sports and recreational settings, and then there are school settings (especially live away school settings). The news media may hype certain types of situations for a few months giving the public a false sense of what settings are the most likely to lead to sexual entanglements involving children. It's like a flavor of the month thing when it comes to news and reporting of these types of incidents.
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Re: Religious Nutjobs

Postby wildrose » Tue May 30, 2017 7:29 am

Flavor of the month is right! The public has such a warped perspective on who does what that most people are leary of the wrong things. We can all thank the news media for that! As for church organizations and sex with children, that's been an ongoing issue and next to family settings is certainly the most prevalent, but stats on this kind of thing can be very misleading and the so-called experts usually don't know much at all.
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Re: Religious Nutjobs

Postby dzrtdwg » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:10 am

Religious Nut Of A Mother Goes Nuts At Her Atheist Son
You're not going to get anything for Christmas unless you believe in God!
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Re: Religious Nutjobs

Postby CrustyOldFart » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:27 am

Just to follow up on the George Carlin post from a while ago, I suggest that everyone visit rationalwiki.org and look up Why_religion_is_bullshit. It's a fun list of basic logical reasons for rejecting religion. Not that I'm anti-religion, but I do think everyone should think for themselves and not believe everything they are told to believe especially when told what to believe by nutjobs of any kind.
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Re: Religious Nutjobs

Postby shadylady » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:23 am

CrustyOldFart: Most people just follow the flock and don't even really know what they believe. If you quiz the typical church-goer regarding the beliefs espoused by his or her church, you'll usually not get much of an answer. People tend to only vaguely know what their religion is about and they knew even less about the history of their religion. If you're going to believe in something you at least ought to know what the heck you believe in! LOL
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Re: Religious Nutjobs

Postby mrgreen » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:33 pm

Texas church massacre: Timeline of US church shootings
The surprising thing is that there aren't more church shootings. I'm glad there aren't more, but religious people are crazy! Have you ever heard them ranting and raving about their religious fantasies?
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Re: Religious Nutjobs

Postby dilbert » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:11 am

mrgreen: Most overtly religious people I'm acquainted with are a little crazy and a couple are gun nuts. Bad combination, but what are the chances? The scary thing is that several mass shootings involve churches or in the case of a couple high school shootings religious clubs. I'm thinking that religiousity equals bad karma.
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Re: Relgious Nutjobs

Postby shadylady » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:42 am

All the more reason to ban religious clubs from public schools. Self-righteousness breeds animosity and the unintended effect of religious clubs at schools is to make certain people feel like outcasts. That was one of the central issues which spawned the Columbine HS situation.
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