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  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by drtom2005 View Post
    You implied earlier in thread that non-belief was causing problems. You implied that the U.S. was nutter because of lack of belief. Now you say that religion causes violence.

    I am not understanding your point. Could you please explain because I do not understand? I am not being sarcastic. I really want to know.
    Easy. I try to see both sides of the issue. I implied it might be a reason yes. You seem to have taken that implication as an outright statement. It wasn't.
    Alex fervently denied it as preposterous, making outright statements. You showed up (no idea why). Then it was now. Then I don't know what happened.
    It's all kind of right there.
    Last edited by Wickabee; 03-16-2013 at 11:08 AM.

  2. #42
    I would say the internet is to blame for the high divorce rate...

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    alex, you realize nearly all people who "kill" themselves don't do it because of rational behavior? depression is the #1 cause and depression is a form of illness. you believe in human evolution but think a human killing themselves is normal?

    my best friend committed suicide when he was 23 and for you to say that his is business shows your lack of understanding suicide. suicide effects everyone who cares about you, it has been almost 25 years now and I still get sad thinking about it.

  5. #45
    Quote Originally Posted by shrewsbury View Post
    why has it skyrocketed in the last 10-15 years?
    porn, dating sites, cheating sites, facebook, you can buy anything from around the world.

    People who used to have money problems stuck it out and worked things out because it was tough to find someone after a divorce. Now if they are in their 40's or 50's it's easy to find someone online.

  6. #46
    that seems logical, I did some checking an dit seems it has skyrocketed in the last 20 years, so you have a great point

    alex, I found this

    No religious affiliation. Researchers
    have estimated that individuals who report belonging to some religious group
    have a somewhat lower chance of divorce than those who say they have no
    religious affiliation.74 And if couples share the same religious affiliation, their
    chances of divorce are even lower.75

    also found this

    Christian charitable organizations rank highest in terms of using donor money toward charitable projects and services, according to a recent Forbes study.
    Last edited by shrewsbury; 03-16-2013 at 06:37 PM.

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