Friday, September 19, 2008

Traditional Christianity promotes rationalism

I can think of quite a few people whose heads are going to explode at this news:

The reality is that the New Atheist campaign, by discouraging religion, won't create a new group of intelligent, skeptical, enlightened beings. Far from it: It might actually encourage new levels of mass superstition. And that's not a conclusion to take on faith -- it's what the empirical data tell us.

"What Americans Really Believe," a comprehensive new study released by Baylor University yesterday, shows that traditional Christian religion greatly decreases belief in everything from the efficacy of palm readers to the usefulness of astrology. It also shows that the irreligious and the members of more liberal Protestant denominations, far from being resistant to superstition, tend to be much more likely to believe in the paranormal and in pseudoscience than evangelical Christians.


So after many, many years of atheists and "freethinkers" proclaiming themselves to be "more rational than thou," the facts come out and proves them to be among the most irrational of all.

Funny that.

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