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Sunday, August 15, 2004

Hell In A Bucket

When I see a headline that reads Believe In Hell: Get Rich I just have to read more.

Turns out that it's just a study done that suggests that countries where more people believe in hell are richer and less corrupt than countries where people don't believe in hell. I've no idea what countries they evaluated or what metric they used to determine what countries are "believers" in "hell;" they appear to have excluded, for whatever reason, essentially the entire Islamic world.

And they make no claim that believing in hell will make you richer. There goes that sure ticket to wealth. Although that's probably a good thing, since the Bible says it's more difficult for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter Heaven. If you add these propositions up...believing in eternal damnation would make one a more likely candidate for it, which would seem to be counterintuitive.


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