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Statistics on religious affiliations of inmates by fiskefyren Statistics on religious affiliations of inmates by fiskefyren
Who're the "bad" guys again? I'm confused...

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codyrush Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Filmographer
mormons will be be very please to not there are at least three times as many adventist in prison than them. 
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ekwood Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
I suspect you are a troll but I am intrigued nevertheless. Let's see where this goes.

I doubt you are worried about actually making a convincing argument, but I will make an attempt to contribute regardless.

The implied argument here, I am choosing to believe, is that contrary to popular belief Christianity actually increases the likelihood of incarceration.

To that end, this lacks some important information that it would need in order to be compelling from a statistical perspective. Specifically: from what population do the inmates of this prison system originate and what does the distribution of religious affiliation look like for said population?

Then given that information you could expect one of three outcomes:

A. The percentage of the population who are Christian is higher in prison than out of it. This would imply there is a positive correlation between being christian and being incarcerated.

B. The percentage is about the same inside and out. This would imply that being Christian is not a relevant predictor of your chances to be incarcerated.

C. The percentage of the population who are Christian is lower in prison than out of it. This would imply that there exists a negative correlation.

I seem to recall that the nationwide percentage of those affiliated with some form of Christianity is north of 85%. I hope I am wrong, because if not then you just went and made their point for them.

As things are, the only practical use of this [de]motivational style image you have is to provoke and incense Christians or to appeal to already like minded individuals. Seeing as how statistical evidence has never proved to be particularly persuasive to Christians even at the best of times, I can only conclude that you are either unaware of how unlikely your efforts are to matter, or you have some other motivation for producing this, E.G. your own satisfaction at asserting some form of intellectual superiority to a group with which you refuse to make any attempt at understanding or communicating with in a meaningful way while openly dismissing/belittling their competence.

I don't care for ignorance wherever it arises, but at least Christians don't vigorously assert that science is, in fact, on their side. Science is not on anyone's side; it's a tool, and after reading enough of your patronizing, abrasive, antagonistic jargon I am beginning to think that so are you.

Well, that was fun. Have a nice day.
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fiskefyren Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Well, people keep saying dumb shit like that just because I say something that is proven them wrong, and thus the best defence is just call troll. By this point it has pretty much become a defence mechanism for people online.

Then you haven't read the comments.

Yes, this is backed up by the fact that the least religious nations in the world are also the most peaceful ones. This is a fact.

Well, google is your friend, but the more important point of this was that if Christians are so great, good, awesome and moral, then there shouldn't be a single one in jail, no, it should all be "evil" Muslims, baby-eating Atheists etc.

A, B + C. Without doing any complicated maths. The US goes something like this: 6+% Atheists and 73% Christians. So by the looks of it (when compared to inmates), it means that Atheists are less likely to go to jail. Which does make a lot of sense, Atheists don't have a book that tells me to rape their enemies virgins, to stone children to death etc.

What point? That if Christians weren't total assholes then they wouldn't be in jail at all and that Christianity doesn't make people good? Then yes!

Provoking Christians? Good. Then I'm achieving that I want to.
Persuasive? Haha, yeah, that's because Christians don't live in reality. You can't use facts to make Christians change their mind, because their book says Earth is flat, and that is just the way it is! And you better watch out or they will throw you off the edge of the world XD sorry, I was just laughing really hard when I wrote this XD
What do you mean? You sound like I'm trying to convert people... I've no interest of converting anyone or anything. I'm not a Christian. I don't try to brainwash people.
Hm? Yes, I'm part of the Illuminati, you couldn't possibly understand our plans for world conquest! Muhahaha! Anyway, I do have good conversations from time to time here, but they are as rare as the intelligence of Christians. Almost non-existing! 

Science has proven the Bible wrong countless times, so obviously Christians would never say it's on their side (beside those fucktards known as Creationists). 

I found it a little boring. I would like to see something new rather than addressing old shit that I've already been over before.
-with love from an Agnostic
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ekwood Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
I owe you an apology then. I was under the (false) impression that you were trying to make a compelling point in order to make Christians reconsider their position. In retrospect that seems unlikely and I jumped to a bad conclusion. You appear to be doing just fine at your stated goal. I will go fix my face.

Also the first thing anyone (anyone adverse to you or your perspective that is) is gonna say about atheists being peaceful is almost definitely going to be something about China. Don't know if you have something prepared for that already, but might be worth having -- if you feel like it.
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fiskefyren Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
I don't really know two shits about China (and most people outside of China doesn't either). But in places like Denmark, Atheism comes naturally to people because they are less ignorant than a lot of other people and are averagely pretty well educated. But Atheism in China is forced (as far as I know), like you can't make a party for politics if you're religious and stuff like that. What I'm trying to get at is that the people of China aren't Atheists because they're well educated (please note that the better educated people are; the more empathic they become (for the majority), this is a fact backed up by several studies), but rather because it's forced on them.

PS. This thought wasn't well thought out, but you probably get the general gist of it.
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apcomics Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
I thought the aboriginal americans (american indians) had more than just the 1 religion?  seems grouping them together seems a lil racist
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fiskefyren Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
America is one of the most racist countries in the world, so I wouldn't be too surprised. 
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SteampunkPhoenix Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
I must confess confusion as to where you get this idea that there should be no Christians in jail. The US legal system and the Christian ideology are two completely different entities, so being good as defined by one is not the good that is defined by the other.
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fiskefyren Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Because America is a Christian nation? See how I used that against you? ^_^ but it's good to know that the vast majority of criminal scum in the US are a matter of fact; Christians.
-with love from an Agnostic 
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SteampunkPhoenix Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
All I see is you using incorrect information to back up your argument.
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