Re: virus: Smart Asses - a breakdown
Thu, 31 Oct 1996 00:45:00 -0600 (CST)

On Wed, 30 Oct 1996, Tadeusz Niwinski wrote:

> Hakeeb wrote about MENSA DEMOGRAPHICS (USA):
> >49% Christian
> >3% Unitarian
> >9% Jewish
> >7% agnostic
> >3.6% atheist,
> >9% no religion
> Does anybody know what the difference between "atheist" and "no religion"
> is? Is "no religion" simply an indication of missing data or "atheist" is
> considered a religion?
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> Tad Niwinski from TeTa where people grow
> 3.14159265358979323846264338
> There is no Absolute Truth, although we are getting closer and closer to IT.

Yes, atheism is a religion in a number of circles. It has all of the
functional attributes of a religion.

Some people really do not have an explicit religion.

I have had to explain, several times, that "believing in God" is of no
value in and of itself. Somewhere in James of the NT, the author mocks
those that just "believe in God", for they are doing just as much as the
demons! [The point here is that even irreversibly corrupted beings can
do this.]

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd