Atheists die first in survival situations?

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Doesn’t mean that science has all the answers for everything. In fact, we were talking about survivors a while ago, uh, most studies on survivors show that the atheists die first, because if you can’t – if you don’t believe in something supernatural, how can you imagine that you yourself have supernatural abilities enough to survive?

What kind of ridiculous magical thinking is this? Why is it on television? Absurd. (ht agaytheist)

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2 Comments

  1. People who saw this and thought “studies say”? What studies?

    Should email or contact CNN and ask them if this suits the level of journalism quality expected of CNN employees?

    Ask them to quote these so called studies.

    I could only find one link, which went to a video to FOX news.

    I asked CNN if they are getting their information from FOX news.

    What bothers me most about this is not the stab at Atheists, I expect that in a christian majority country full of paranoid Christians who think everyone is out to tell them how to live, when in fact it is the other way around. But I also expect journalists to not spout unsupported nonsense. If there is a study, name it. If they don’t know the name of the study and who did it, then they don’t really know if its a real study or just RUMORS and wishful thinking.

    After all, its not as if they can ask all the people who died what God they believed in, or were they (secret) atheists?
    Large numbers of atheists keep quiet for fear of being attacked and discriminated. Because they probably would be.

  2. This is absurd. Studies also show that religious people create most of the manmade disaster/survival situations. I wonder if that was factored in.

    For an actual look at what happens in these situations, I just bought my wife the book “A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster” by Rebecca Solnit. (You can buy it from the fantastic, unionized book seller Powell’s here: http://www.powells.com/biblio/9780670021079?PID=28600)

    Having just read Solnit’s very interesting “Infinite City” about the limitless ways to map, view, consume, and engage a given place, I look forward to checking it out.