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Study Finds the Pious Fight Death Hardest

Whip-hero None of the above (921 comments)

It's not because of self-doubt or fear of damnation. It's because as religious people, they believe they have more to live for. They believe that a supreme being has taken a personal interest in their individual lives, and that whatever is happening to them serves an important purpose in the greater scheme of things. If there is any chance of recovery at all, they'll hang on to it.

The definition of faith is the belief in that for which there is no evidence, so perhaps religious people are less likely to give up hope.

more than 5 years ago
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What's Your Favorite Sci-Fi Future?

Whip-hero Re:The Culture (625 comments)

I'd have voted for the Culture, but not because it's a utopia. More because it's a parody of a utopia.

Immortal hedonists beat condescending gits in uniform any day.

-A

more than 6 years ago

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Google Bans Anti-MoveOn.org Ads

Whip-hero Whip-hero writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Whip-hero writes "Citing copyright infringement, Google has removed a Republican candidate's ads attacking MoveOn.org. "Internet giant Google has banned advertisements critical of MoveOn.org, the far-left advocacy group that caused a national uproar last month when it received preferential treatment from The New York Times for its 'General Betray Us' message." The article goes on to state that "Google routinely permits the unauthorized use of company names such as Exxon, Wal-Mart, Cargill and Microsoft in advocacy ads. An anti-war ad currently running on Google asks 'Keep Blackwater in Iraq?' and links to an article titled 'Bastards at Blackwater — Should Blackwater Security be held accountable for the deaths of its employees?'""
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Radioactive Boy Scout At It Again

Whip-hero Whip-hero writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Whip-hero writes "'Authorities were concerned he was trying to obtain a radioactive isotope from the smoke detectors... Authorities first learned of Hahn's obsession with radioactivity in 1994 after he told a health official that he hoped to earn an Eagle Scout badge by producing energy, according to an article in Harper's Magazine...'

Check out the story to see a picture of what I can only guess is some stage of radiation poisoning."

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