Category Archives: Religion

Are All Religions Equally True?

All religions are group evolutionary strategies. Some become maladaptive over time and their adherents die out (aka mainstream Protestantism and non-Orthodox Judaisms). Only through the eyes of faith is their truth and no sane person argues over faith. David posts … Continue reading

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The Decline Of The Generations

My sense is that a generation ago, 90% of traditional religious types from birth (whether they were Catholics, Orthodox Jews, Seventh-Day Adventists) were virgins on their wedding night while now the number is about 60%. A generation ago, 98% of … Continue reading

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Some People Claim I’m Religious Only To The Extent It Allows Me To Be Lousy To People

Religion is a great tool to be lousy to people and I have been accused as using it as a club. Friend: “Your philosophy is — it’s not my problem.” Luke: “I’m trying to care.” Friend: “You’re too busy talking … Continue reading

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Is Turning To God The Best Therapy?

A common view among religious people, particularly non-Jews, is that turning to God is the best therapy. I spent my first 18 years in Seventh-Day Adventism (and off-shoots) and my last 22 years in Judaism. I’ve known hundreds of religious … Continue reading

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I Think Religiosity Is Genetic

Identical twins, raised differently, choose the same level of religiosity as adults. I heard that on the radio today from Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics at George Mason University. His new book is Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why … Continue reading

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