Monday, April 23, 2012

A Race Of Sniveling Cowards

I suppose this is no surprise, but still a disappointment. When you're young, you have the courage to question things, but as you get older, you hedge your bets. Do you think God is going to forget you were a wiseass when you were young? When you get old and say you believe God is going to forget the uppity young feller you were back then? I DON'T THINK SO. If there is a God he remembers all of it. So you are out of luck with this pathetic deathbed conversion plan, even though your religious advisor may encourage it to get that one big donation out of you before you cash in your chips.
Belief in God is highest among older people and increases with age, perhaps due to the growing realization that death is coming closer, University of Chicago researchers said on Wednesday. Summarizing data from surveys performed in 1991, 1998 and 2008 in 30 countries from Chile to Japan, the university's National Opinion Research Center found that, on average, 43 percent of those aged 68 and older were certain that God exists. By comparison, an average of 23 percent of people aged 27 and younger were firm believers in God, according to the report, which gathered data from the International Social Survey Program, a consortium of the world's leading opinion survey organizations. "Looking at differences among age groups, the largest increases in belief in God most often occur among those 58 years of age and older. This suggests that belief in God is especially likely to increase among the oldest groups, perhaps in response to the increasing anticipation of mortality," researcher Tom Smith said in a statement.

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