Theists actually believe this stuff!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Correlation does not prove causality.

So much of religion's authority comes from ideas like: lack of religion causes immorality, sex out of wedlock causes social problems or homosexuality causes floods. Again and again religion has last it's authority on such issues. Psychotherapy has replaced demonic possession and exorcism. Weather science has replaced God. Thor is not the god of thunder any more.

The response to this is that correlation does not prove causality.

Christians still have their heads in the sand. Christian News says that God does control the weather. Weather like: "storms, floods and earthquakes".

The Trumpet describes God's stick and carrot attitude towards weather.

These causality claims make as much sense as's comparitive study between the dietary health of the Japanese and the French or the correlation between pirate decline to global warming.

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