Monday, August 06, 2007

God says, "Love thy neighbor."

Or does he?

There are people who believe in a god or gods who claim that we should all believe in god, not just because it's true, but also because believing in god makes us better people, and not believing in god makes us vicious savages.

Think so? Take a look at this: A study done by researchers at the University of Chicago asked 2,000 doctors a series of questions, including their religious beliefs and the kind of medical practice they have. It turns out that doctors who report a belief in god are no more likely to practice medicine in poor, underserved communities, in fact slightly less likely, than doctors who do not believe in god.

Does this prove that believing in god makes you a greedy money-grubber? No, but it sure doesn't prove that it makes you good.

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