CNN claims atheists die first in survival situations

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Comment by elaine kilshaw on March 28, 2011 at 6:02am

I suppose they have direct contact with their god who tells them these things.

Proves you have to be delusional to believe these things... Exactly my point..

Comment by ilovemarnie on March 28, 2011 at 8:31am
wow, scary ondeed, so too is the smug arrogance on her face that seems to say 'like, hey it is logical guys, all these non god fearing folk are gonna get it', sad, so sad. peace out.
Comment by Allen Gilbert on March 28, 2011 at 10:51am
Holy fallacious argument, Batman!
Comment by Adam on March 28, 2011 at 12:21pm
Stuff like this; is the reason joined this site.
Comment by Evey on March 28, 2011 at 12:44pm

Yeah, I'd like to see that study. It seems like she's trying way too hard to sound convincing.


As an atheist that has survived hurricane Katrina (among countless others), been in the middle of multiple tornadoes, among facing other common city dangers (getting mugged etc), I feel like using common sense saved my ass a lot more than hoping an invisible BFF would help me out.

Comment by Arcus on March 28, 2011 at 12:47pm

In the survival situation which would occur in a theist government takeover, I am quite sure she's correct. :)

However, a quick Google Scholar check did not reveal any documents that supported her claim. As the most important survival tool for humans is intelligence, at least one peer-reviewed, cited, academic study in a key academic journal is entitled "Why Liberals and Atheists Are More Intelligent."

I doubt she even knows what a real study is.


Comment by Drew on March 28, 2011 at 5:04pm
Wow, fallacious explanation for an unproved assertion. How did these fuckers rule the world for so long?
Comment by Arcus on March 28, 2011 at 5:46pm
@Drew: By using fallacious explanations for unproved assertions ;)
Comment by Drew on March 28, 2011 at 5:57pm

@Arcus Excellent point. I guess you only have to be that little bit smarter than your average moron to get him or her to follow you, give you money, etc.

It shouldn't surprise me that this shit works on so many people, but for some reason it still does (surprise me). Maybe the tide is turning. We can only hope... and continue to speak out for reason.

Comment by Dustin on March 28, 2011 at 6:32pm
Why are we even calling it an 'argument'... more like babbling nonsense to me


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