Fear the god-fearing society… tax churches punitively
Posted by Dave Bath on 2010-02-22
I guess we should have a punitive tax on churches for the trouble they cause the same way there is a punitive tax on cigarettes!
The 2 minute MSNBC report pretty much says it all… apart from the anchor-blonde’s tone giving a hint at how the US public will view (or more correctly, not view) the evidence. (HT: Pharyngula)
Unfortunately, Pharyngula’s PZ Myers’ post didn’t point to the source papers… so you can go into the gory details of the sampling and data yourself via:
- The Chronic Dependence of Popular Religiosity upon Dysfunctional Psychosociological Conditions Evolutionary Psychology http://www.epjournal.net – 2009. 7(3): 398-441
- Cross-National Correlations of Quantifiable Societal Health with Popular Religiosity and Secularism in the Prosperous Democracies – Journal of Religion and Society 7: 1-17 (2005).