Education and Religion

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    Being raised in the bible belt and studying the American way of life for over 40 years It appears to me education has a direct bearing on the power religion has in one's life.

    Since the US has different social levels each connected to education one can determine the level religion has on any one individual.

    The lower level uses religion as a way to cope with life.

    Mid level uses religion as a social involvement and a way to cope with life.

    If used by the upper levels of our society then it is used as a social and economic ladder.
    Any thoughts
     
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    So you're saying that religion is only for stupid people? :rolleyes:
     
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    Funny, they did a study with Church members at my Church and the smarter and higher the education, the more faithful they were.
     
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    I'd have to agree with that...for the most part, anyway.
     
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    I am not quite sure the phrase "using", is appropriate, or correct for that matter. I have been in all three social and financial situations, and I have yet to use religion for anything. I follow, not use my faith, and the same can be said for the many people I have met over the years. Yes, of course some will use it for their own purposes, but that has no long term rewards.

    I will also agree with Avatar, the people I know with the most education, happen also to be the most devout.
     
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    Isn't there a possibility that religion is used as a crutch by some people in this country as it is used by some religions as a hold over the poorer people of a country.

    Our society has developed from a religion based government in principle to one of freedom of religion or freedom from religion.
     
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    Of course there is a probability, even a certainty, of that. I just think blanket statements don't apply here.
     
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    Blanket statements don't apply?
    Sure they do Eric...think...Congregation, Baptist, Methodist, Catholic..etc...

    Sure there are individuals in there....somewhere...
     
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    I am not quite sure what you are trying to say. How does that relate to techheads statements ?
     
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    Tech said...
    You said...
    That's what I was addressing...
     

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