January 15, 2010 12:19:00 PM
I, too, read the article comparing religious faith and education (Religion, happiness and education levels, Voice of the people, Jan. 10). Like many others I, too, inferred that "us po'', dumb, illiterate Southerners believe in God ''cause we just don''t know better" while them smart-alecky, edjikated yam Dankees do. Then someone compared our religious fervor with other educated countries and found the same correlation- the better educated the population is the less likely they are to put much faith in God. Then someone hit the nail on the head: most of those countries are MORE LIBERAL than the USA.
Liberalism, by its very nature, tends to destroy while Conservatism tends to save. Could it be that (Liberalism) be the real reason why so many people aren''t very religious? Hmmm...could be.
Cameron Triplett Sr., Brooksville
JC commented at 1/15/2010 3:58:00 PM:
It's true that the world's conservative countries - Iran, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, etc. - tend to be highly religious. In addition, Mr. Triplett observes a correlation between education and liberalism.
I'm not sure he's making the point he intends to make...
bear commented at 1/16/2010 1:24:00 PM:
No, JC, liberalism = stupidity. Ask Al Gore how that global warming thing is going for him. Wait, he's MIA since the entire world is experiencing the coldest temps in recent history. Or maybe how the uber liberal state of Massachussets is about to elect a conservative to replace the pinko Teddy bear. Liberlism is a mental illness.
dale commented at 1/17/2010 10:39:00 AM:
JC, how in the world do you profess to be an expert on religion when you don;t believe there is such a thing or even a God? Psalm 53:1 says The fool has said in his heart there is no God. Please enlighten us more if you would about how this can be, to be an expert on something you say does not exist.
Mr. T is right on about liberalism being the main problem.
JC commented at 1/18/2010 4:11:00 PM:
bear and dale, I think you fellas would love Iran. Very religious, conservative country. Anytime a pesky liberal shows up, the government has him or her killed. It's your heaven here on earth!
bear commented at 1/18/2010 4:37:00 PM:
Like I said, JC, anytime, anyplace. First round's on me.
dale commented at 1/19/2010 8:11:00 AM:
JC, you've taken the first step to solving your problem by admitting you are a liberal. How can you say something is religious when you believe there's no such thing? What is the difference in religion and Christianity?
JC commented at 1/19/2010 9:54:00 AM:
I'm flattered by your attention, bear, but I don't really need a stalker right now.
dale, I bet you don't believe in Jedi knights or "the Force" but you recognize a Star Wars movie when you see one.
dale commented at 1/19/2010 10:15:00 AM:
JC- what is the difference in religion and Christianity? Never heard of the jedi knights and the force. What's it about. I don't watch any of those goofy liberal movies if that's where you picked it up.
JC commented at 1/19/2010 10:19:00 AM:
JC- what is the difference in religion and Christianity?
I give up, dale. What is the difference in religion and Christianity?
bear commented at 1/19/2010 1:06:00 PM:
Don't flatter your smug little self, JC. I'm simply inviting you to a healthy debate, in person. I'm even offering to buy the first round of whatever you imbibe. Just a simple, friendly challenge to come out from behind your computer and face an opposing view face to face, or are memories of getting beaten up by jocks in high school keeping you from accepting.
JC commented at 1/19/2010 4:27:00 PM:
bear, thank you for the kind offer; however, from what I've read of your commentary you are not the kind of person I want to know socially. Based on the things you've said about me I'm sure you feel the same.
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