July 29, 2004


There may be correlation, but is there causation?
Fear of hell makes us richer, Fed says

Posted by Sarah at July 29, 2004 02:22 PM

Ellen Johnson, president of American Atheists Inc. said:

"I cannot imagine what the belief in mythological beings or things that don't exist can do for business. What about the pornographic industry?"

It would depend what the "mythological beings or things" tell you to do, don't you think?

The bit about pornography is a red herring. It is well established that lack of corruption promotes prosperity.

Hell is not necessarily the only thing which discourages corruption. It need only discourage some people to show up in the statistics.

Posted by: David Boxenhorn at July 29, 2004 05:11 PM