Sometimes you think about something and then keep noticing it popping up everywhere. So anyway I was recently pondering in a not to serious manner if there were any links between Atheism and fitness and in particular obesity. Then I heard a DJ on a radio talk show comment that it was quite likely that Atheists were unfit and overweight because they probably have not much concern about the future. You know the way we don’t have a positive outlook on life because we are so miserable all the time. We apparently suffer from the vice called Greed and we also lack self-control. Anyway lets’ not go there on trying to even work that one out. Then I got a mailshot with a link to a topic on “Who is fatter – Atheists or Theists? So I thought I would ask what you think.

Now I know that there would not appear to any correlation between Atheism and Obesity. However it may be that we do take our health more seriously if we look at the world through more scientific eyes. Maybe we see through the marketing more. Maybe as we know that as we only have one life we want to enjoy it as much as possible so we take more notice of what we consume. We all agree some Theists will swallow just about anything but would there be anything in their worldview to make them less concerned. I anticipate plenty of comments on the Jesus biscuits and the bloody wine.

Are you careful about what you eat? Do you try to keep fit?  Are your more like Penn or more like Teller?

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