I sent him (privately) this link.
Our Country was founded on Biblical Principles and we stayed strong and prospered. Now we don't teach our kids the Bible in schools and crime, volentary abortion, and young pregnancies have skyrocketed! Sure we are the leading Country in the world but not leading in good things. We have the highest rate of all those... things. WE NEED GOD BACK IN THE SCHOOLS!!!!
He sent me a message (privately) that said:
All I see in that article is someone claiming things but there is truth in our old schoolbooks of teaching the Bible in Public schools. Also you found that online. Better be careful, there is a lot of junk out there on the internet. Cant believe everything you read.
I chuckled to myself and almost replied that I absolutely don't believe everything I read, as I don't even believe the Bible! But (since he is ignorant of my deconversion), I just replied saying:
Several hours later, he posted my original link publicly under his Facebook status, with my name attached to it so everyone could see what a "terrible" article I'd sent him.
Oh, I certainly don't believe everything I read! Here's a more in-depth article that cites its sources, if you want more info. http://moses.creight...05/2005-11.html
His girlfriend then commented:
So I just posted back with this:
All I see is talk. Not one test, survey, statistic, graph, or citation. Anyone can write an article, but you have to back it up!
It'll be entertaining to see their replies.
http://moses.creighton.edu/JRS/2005/2005-11.html Here you go. This is the study that was mentioned in that article. There are at least 70 citations at the bottom, as well as graphs.
Edited by Seeking, 30 June 2010 - 06:12 PM.