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Don't you see that atheism is becoming more prevelant in America...So is crime...there is a correlation.

hayden, POD Warrior Forum 29 Comments [9/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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WTF?! || meh

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Statistics can prove anything.

12/21/2006 2:14:47 AM


Actually, nonbelief in the United States more than doubled during the 90s. At that same time, homicide fell by 50%. It seems the correlation is exactly the opposite of what the fundie supposes.

12/21/2006 2:21:12 AM

Pie Man

I was about to say exactly what Amos said. In any case, though, correlation does not equate to causation.

3/31/2008 6:25:02 PM


Crime is down. Sorry to wreck your theory.

3/31/2008 6:26:48 PM


Crime has gone down.

3/31/2008 7:30:11 PM


correlation does not equal causation. thank you for playing.

3/31/2008 7:41:53 PM


And ever since pirates disappeared... (goes into FSM fundie rant).

3/31/2008 7:56:09 PM


Actually, crime has become less prevalent since the early 90s, while atheism has indeed been increasing rapidly.

Is there still a correlation?

3/31/2008 8:42:03 PM


Hey... the value of the American dollar is going down--so are abortion rates. Coincidence?

4/1/2008 12:51:59 AM

super dooper dooper man

As European imperialism has declined obesity has been on the increase. Could it be that without exercise in the form of killing natives/stealing resources we've all become fat?

4/1/2008 1:44:00 AM


Let's see, more Atheism in countries has led to:

Higher education
Higher life expendancy
Higher tolerance
Higher literacy

Lower teenage pregnancys
Lower drug dependancy and use (even in Amsterdam)
Lower (Much) crime rate
Lower stupity rate

Europeans may seem stupid (and some are) but they got nothing on fundie stupid

4/1/2008 6:43:26 PM


i thought the crime rate was lowering

4/1/2008 7:40:49 PM


Japan has a lot of atheists, and almost no crime.

You lose.

3/30/2009 9:30:05 PM


The ratio of crime vs population has remained the same. Population has gone up, so the numbers of crimes have gone up right along with it, but the percentages remain constant.

3/30/2009 9:33:30 PM

However, to be consistent, United is both the most religious state of the western industrialised and the one with the highest criminality. Conversely, Norway and Japan, atheist countries, have the lowest.

3/24/2010 10:12:32 AM

Taco For Paco

I totally agree! And, *gasp*, there is global warming! We must kill the atheists in order to lower the global temperature! BLAST 'EM WITH THE LAZZERS SCOTTY!

6/30/2010 11:22:13 AM


Actually the crime rate started going down about 18 years after Roe v. Wade. You figure it out.

6/30/2010 11:24:49 AM


Say it with me now, guys!

Correlation is NOT Causation.

12/30/2010 3:18:57 PM


So, all those countries with the atheist majority should actually be nothing but dust by now. But they're not. In fact, I think I'd like to live in one or two of those countries despite being in the minority.

And correlation != causation, bitch!

12/30/2010 3:31:08 PM


Fundies are getting louder and more violent. There's part of the reason for crime increase right there.

12/30/2010 5:05:38 PM

Quantum Mechanic

Crime's down, sorry.
You lie.

12/30/2010 6:10:00 PM

Quantum Mechanic

Crime is down.
You lie.

7/31/2011 11:19:57 PM

Actually, the opposite correlation is true if you observe the % in prison populations compared to the % in the general population.

6/15/2012 7:26:47 PM


Actually, there are way more Christians in US prisons than atheists. I think it's clear who we really need to watch out for.

6/15/2012 7:31:08 PM


Citation needed.

12/29/2012 10:23:43 AM
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