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#469017 - 08/16/14 11:42 AM Re: Wh among you still believes in God? [Re: JoziSA]
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JoziSA,

The original publication has been removed and there is no online copy I can point to. It was called "Survival of the Godliest" by the demographer Phillip Longman. I did find what looks like a partial or complete extract here.

The thesis was that a number of behaviors of religious adherents conferred survival benefits. Specifically, that religious people have more children than non-religious people. The result is more religious people and less non-religious people over time. And the more religious people are, the greater number of children they have, therefore the religious community becomes more fundamentalist over time.

~efm


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#474533 - 01/05/15 03:52 AM Re: Wh among you still believes in God? [Re: Ever-fixed Mark]
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Originally Posted By: Ever-fixed Mark
religious people have more children than non-religious people. The result is more religious people and less non-religious people over time. And the more religious people are, the greater number of children they have, therefore the religious community becomes more fundamentalist over time.



maybe that is god's plan?

God said unto them, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth"
Genesis 1:28

"As for you, be fruitful and multiply; Populate the earth abundantly and multiply in it."
Genesis 9:7
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#505395 - 01/03/17 07:23 PM Re: Wh among you still believes in God? [Re: traillius]
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The peace that entered my soul when I stepped foot on a Catholic Shrine in Birmingham, Alabama. At that life changing perspective I knew he was always by my side, he was alive even before me, walked the earth in the past and still is. That is my prove!! That is why i still cling to him!! Because the peace was so penetrating so indescribable to human words! i pray that this peace always will be with me! I go visit the shrine every time my church goes to visit! it is a peace of heaven i pray all you experience. God bless you! And you are worth a lot to God! God loves you! always remember that


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#505400 - 01/03/17 08:01 PM Re: Wh among you still believes in God? [Re: 9lifes]
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Welcome 9Lifes, it's good you've discovered that peace. We can have complex lives.
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#505414 - 01/04/17 11:50 AM Re: Wh among you still believes in God? [Re: traillius]
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I still believe. It's difficult to reconcile our experience with His plans, but then again, we're not God.
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#505595 - 01/11/17 02:39 PM Re: Wh among you still believes in God? [Re: traillius]
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I believe in a Higher Power, or God, of my understanding, not the God of any Bible, nor religious dogma.. my God loves and accepts me as I am, warts and all.. this God has been trying to help me & guide me my entire life but I just couldn't see it until recently
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