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James Johnson used to be a Jehovah's Witness. He used to think atheists were sinners and had no morals.

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Birmingham, AL

#1 Nov 5, 2010
And so is crime. This explains why we have such an epidemic of school shootings and a rise in substance abuse as well as a run on anti-depressant drug therapy.

It's all a negative side effect of ignoring God.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#2 Nov 8, 2010
Let's see:

Nationwide in the US, christians out-number all other cults combined.

Interesting.

And crime is up, and the prison population is also FULL OF CHRISTIANS!

How ABOUT THAT?

Christianity is an utter FAILURE at helping people NOT to commit crimes!

And why not?

No consequences for a christard: do the crime, and ask Jeebus to forgive and forget!

Why do you think so many christard preachers are also christard pedophiles?

No consequences, of course.
NightSerf

Knoxville, TN

#3 Nov 8, 2010
Actually, the most recent report from the DOJ's BJS shows that crime rates are declining dramatically. Just in the last year reported (2009), violent crime fell by 11.2% and property crime fell by 5.5%. Over the last decade, the drops have been 38.7% and 28.5% respectively.

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/cv09...

Nor are school shootings rampant--they are actually rare enough that there are few, if any, places in the US where people are statistically safer than on school campuses from the elementary through college level. they are dramatic enough that every one makes headlines internationally, which inflates their occurrences in the public mind far beyond reality.

Nor is school violence a recent phenomenon--there were dramatic incidents at the turn of the twentieth century as well.

It is wise to do a little research before spouting off about trends that may not actually exist.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#4 Nov 8, 2010
NightSerf wrote:
Actually, the most recent report from the DOJ's BJS shows that crime rates are declining dramatically. Just in the last year reported (2009), violent crime fell by 11.2% and property crime fell by 5.5%. Over the last decade, the drops have been 38.7% and 28.5% respectively.
http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/cv09...
Nor are school shootings rampant--they are actually rare enough that there are few, if any, places in the US where people are statistically safer than on school campuses from the elementary through college level. they are dramatic enough that every one makes headlines internationally, which inflates their occurrences in the public mind far beyond reality.
Nor is school violence a recent phenomenon--there were dramatic incidents at the turn of the twentieth century as well.
It is wise to do a little research before spouting off about trends that may not actually exist.
Cool!

As christianity declines?

So, too does crime decline....

... is there a direct correlation*?

I have no idea-- maybe, maybe not.

But I do find it *interesting*.

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* studies _have_ linked income to violence, though: that is? The lower the income, the higher the crime.

Other studies have linked christianity with income, too: a direct correlation-- the lower the income? The higher the likelihood of being a fundie-christard.(in the USA, obviously)

So it appears there is a tenuous link, after all...

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