Extinction?

By Lisa Fabrizio

The war on organized religion usually manifests itself in battles around Christian holidays like Christmas and Easter, yet minor skirmishes abound at other times as well. The latest foray emerges once again from the realm of that field which refers to itself as science. The headline from the BBC blared, "Religion may become extinct in nine nations, study says."

The piece is full of the psychobabble and gibberish we’ve come to know and hate from the so-called scientific community; that which offends the ears of the sensible but so impresses the foolish. I won’t bore you with the details, but the main thrust of the piece comes from a study that purports to base its findings on census data suggesting that as more and more folks list themselves as religiously unaffiliated, "social groups that have more members are going to be more attractive to join." In other words, it just ain’t cool to worship anything other than the dictates of your own "lifestyle."

Yet, almost as bad as the junk science of the article, were the comments of some of our intelligent youths, whose advanced technological skills are only surpassed by their grammar and spelling: …

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