On Thursday, January 24, 2013 4:52:59 AM UTC-5, rclough wrote:
>
>  Hi Craig Weinberg 
>  
>  
>  
> An article in the American Journal of 
> Psychiatry<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Journal_of_Psychiatry>in 
> 2004 suggested that atheists might have a higher suicide rate than 
> theists.[10]<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_atheism#cite_note-10>According
>  to William 
> Bainbridge <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Sims_Bainbridge>, 
> atheism is common among people whose social obligations are weak and is 
> also connected to lower fertility rates in some industrial 
> nations.[11]<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_atheism#cite_note-11>Extended
>  length of sobriety in alcohol recovery is related positively to 
> higher levels of theistic belief, active community helping, and 
> self-transcendence.[12]<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_atheism#cite_note-12>Some
>  studies state that in developed 
> countries <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Developed_country>, health, life 
> expectancy, and other correlates of wealth, tend to be statistical 
> predictors of a greater percentage of atheists, compared to countries with 
> higher proportions of 
> believers.[13]<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_atheism#cite_note-13>
> [14]<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_atheism#cite_note-mmartin-14>Multiple
>  methodological problems have been identified with cross-national 
> assessments of religiosity, secularity, and social health which undermine 
> conclusive statements on religiosity and secularity in developed 
> democracies. 
> [15]<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_atheism#cite_note-15>
> "
>
>  
>
> - wikipedia
>
Maybe it's because atheists have higher intelligence on average, and higher 
intelligence is associated with higher suicide rates in some studies. It's 
not that hard to see why. If you are smart enough to see through religion, 
you are smart enough to see through the spectacle that passes for life on 
this planet. Without the fear of burning in hell forever, a lot of people 
would probably be more likely to end their lives.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-human-beast/201005/the-real-reason-atheists-have-higher-iqs
 

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> *From:* Craig Weinberg <javascript:> 
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> *Time:* 2013-01-23, 12:48:50
> *Subject:* Re: Re: Sensing the presence of God
>
>  
> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/7894536/Yorkshire-Ripper-Peter-Sutcliffe-could-leave-Broadmoor-despite-life-behind-bars-ruling.html
>
> "Sutcliffe, now known as Peter Coonan, murdered 13 women and attempted to 
> kill seven others during a five-and-a-half year reign of terror across 
> Yorkshire and Greater Manchester 1975 to 1981. He claimed he heard the 
> voice of God, speaking from tombstones while he was working in a graveyard, 
> telling him to kill prostitutes. "
>
> http://listdom.wordpress.com/category/a-serial-killers-view/
>
> "Albert Fish 1870 � 1936.  Fish said he had killed around 23 people. He 
> apparently had an array of �isorders� and was judged to be �isturbed but 
> sane� by a psychiatrist prior to any convictions. Fish murdered then ate 
> his victims, and at his trial professed that he heard the voice of God 
> telling him to kill children. "
>
>
> http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2012/05/22/mb-vince-li-schizophrenia-interview-manitoba.html
>
> "Vince Li, who beheaded a fellow passenger aboard a Greyhound bus in 
> Manitoba nearly four years ago, believed he was chosen by God to save 
> people from an alien attack."
>
> http://www.crimezzz.net/serialkillers/K/KALLINGER_joseph.php
>
> "On January 23, 1972 he branded his oldest daughter for running away. He 
> was arrested for child abuse and found incompetent to stand trial. By 
> mid-1974 he was constantly hearing voices from a floating head that 
> followed him around. God also spoke to him and told him to kill young boys 
> and sever their penises. Eager to comply, Joe enlisted his 13-year-old son, 
> Michael, and proceeded to torture and murder a nine-year-old Puerto Rican 
> youth. Their next victim was one of his own children, Joe Jr., who had 
> previously accused him of abuse. For such a transgression the hapless 
> youngster was found drowned in an abandoned building. "
>
>
> On Saturday, January 12, 2013 5:56:06 AM UTC-5, rclough wrote: 
>>
>>
>> The only tenet to faith is trust in God. Period. 
>>
>
> Period?
>
>
> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/7894536/Yorkshire-Ripper-Peter-Sutcliffe-could-leave-Broadmoor-despite-life-behind-bars-ruling.html
>
> "Sutcliffe, now known as Peter Coonan, murdered 13 women and attempted to 
> kill seven others during a five-and-a-half year reign of terror across 
> Yorkshire and Greater Manchester 1975 to 1981. He claimed he heard the 
> voice of God, speaking from tombstones while he was working in a graveyard, 
> telling him to kill prostitutes. "
>
> http://listdom.wordpress.com/category/a-serial-killers-view/
>
> "Albert Fish 1870 � 1936.  Fish said he had killed around 23 people. He 
> apparently had an array of �isorders� and was judged to be �isturbed but 
> sane� by a psychiatrist prior to any convictions. Fish murdered then ate 
> his victims, and at his trial professed that he heard the voice of God 
> telling him to kill children. "
>
>
> http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2012/05/22/mb-vince-li-schizophrenia-interview-manitoba.html
>
> "Vince Li, who beheaded a fellow passenger aboard a Greyhound bus in 
> Manitoba nearly four years ago, believed he was chosen by God to save 
> people from an alien attack."
>
> http://www.crimezzz.net/serialkillers/K/KALLINGER_joseph.php
>
> "On January 23, 1972 he branded his oldest daughter for running away. He 
> was arrested for child abuse and found incompetent to stand trial. By 
> mid-1974 he was constantly hearing voices from a floating head that 
> followed him around. God also spoke to him and told him to kill young boys 
> and sever their penises. Eager to comply, Joe enlisted his 13-year-old son, 
> Michael, and proceeded to torture and murder a nine-year-old Puerto Rican 
> youth. Their next victim was one of his own children, Joe Jr., who had 
> previously accused him of abuse. For such a transgression the hapless 
> youngster was found drowned in an abandoned building. " 
>
> There are many, many more of course...
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