Atheism and obesity

Atheism and obesity

There are 3 comments on the Conservapedia story from Dec 21, 2011, titled Atheism and obesity. In it, Conservapedia reports that:

A picture of an overweight Isaac Asimov can be found [http://homepage.mac.com/pockyrevolution/asimov/multimedia.htm HERE]. Asimov had "a heart attack in 1977, and triple bypass surgery in 1983."http://www.accuracyproject.org/cbe-Asimov,Isaac.html ''[[New York Times]]'' reported: "He died of heart and kidney failure, said his brother, ... (more)

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goldenhinde

Seattle, WA

#1 Dec 21, 2011
This post is such utter ridiculousness that one wonders why it is given air time. The fattest people in the country are in the southern part of the US - where religious zealotry reigns supreme. So the belief system exemplified here is yet another example of twisted thought process meant to sustain the premise of the belief system.

The facts speak otherwise. The south is full of fat people who aren't fat because of their religious beliefs. They are likely fat because their diet lends it self to energy storage rather than energy usage.

Lest any reader think that I am taking shots at people who are believers - I intend no harm to those who live with deep reverence for their faith.

My faith is very important to me and plays a central role in my life. That said I generally abhor religion. I make that statement because belief systems (what we call religions) tend to confuse mere human beings into thinking that the dots between belief and faith are irrevocably connected. They are NOT and they never have been.

Religions have no monopoly on faith and it is time that this be said loud and clear.

If you want a belief system to lean on because it makes you feel better - great. You have that unalienable right and I support your willingness to engage in such activity. However, once you've adopted a belief system do not impose your tautology on me or others. I am not interested in your belief system. I don't need one to have faith play a central role in my life.
Amused

Worcester, MA

#2 Dec 21, 2011
More conservapedia cr*p. Body type and weight have zero to do with belief. It would take little effort to compile a list of porcine believers, but it is not worth the time, because it proves nothing.

“Reason's Greetings!”

Since: Feb 11

Pale Blue Dot

#3 Dec 21, 2011
Yep, more crap from conservatives!

Which state has the highest obesity rate?

Mississippi

http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/trends.html

Which state is often considered the most religious in most polls?

Mississippi

Furthermore, look at the states that are considered to be in the BuyBull Belt, and compare to the states with the highest obeity rates in the above link.

What a nice overlay of the two groups of states!

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