"If you don't believe in something supernatural, how can you imagine that you yourself have supernatural abilities enough to survive."
The look on her face while she said that was disturbing.
We die earlier so we can avoid all the religious crazies. It's part of our evolution. lol.
She looks like some sort of animatronic (sp?) meat puppet.
I'd sure like to know where she got that statistic that atheists die sooner...what a load of crap. The DESIRE to live is what can help people to survive or prolong their lives. Whether you're religious or not, if you don't have the desire or will to survive, you're likely to lose the fight. The desire can come from wanting to see your children grow up or get married, or to complete something you've worked so hard to do, or any number of reasons to keep on living. Religion has nothing to do with it.
I'm more disturbed with the look of smug satisfaction when stating that 'atheist die first.'
But regarding reality and the subject she was talking about, I just came across something that seems quite relevant http://lifehacker.com/5852514/utilize-the-stockdale-paradox-to-help... (It says 'personal growth' in the title, but the actual reference concerns mental strategies for survival in adverse conditions)
So she does not believe that atheists have the will power to survive in survival situations! That's one of the lamest arguments I have ever heard for religion.
All I can say to her quoted quip is," ... ... ... ... ... ... what?" Oh right... and, "She's a psychologist?"
Let's test this theory out. Can we put her on an island with a dozen atheists and see which ones dies first? Any takers?
And the sad thing is that people will believe her because she's a "psychologist."
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