Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Correlations of Religiosity and Societal Health

From The Journal of Religion and Society (2005):

The staudy done by Gregory Paul suggests that higher rates of belief in and worship of a creator correlate with higher rates of homicide, juvenile and early adult mortality, STD infection rates, teen pregnancy, and abortion in the prosperous democracies.

This contradicts Kent Hovind's assertation that evolution and the removal of Lord's Prayer is the downfall of American society, which is inaccurate and outdated.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Why Kent Hovind Is in Jail

A Comment From Another Blogger in the comment section

As for the tax issue, do youself a favor and research the law. The first amendment is very clear in regards to regulating churches. In my opinion the individual income tax is a fraud!!! The IRS unlawfully requires churches to incorperate in order to not pay taxes. This is a clear violation of the first amendment!!! Also, when a church incorperates (501c3 not for profit organization)the IRS list 26 different regulations on that church such as "no public protesting of pornography" or "no promotion of a particular political candidate" or " no telling parents that they HAVE rule over their children above the STATE" Kent Hovind was imprisoned for worshipping JESUS CHRIST instead of the IRS!!!!

I also believe in Brother Hovinds ministry regardless of his tax status. Yes, he is still in prison. He got 10 years, which is just a shame, some MURDERERS and child abusers don't get 10 years. Another fine example of the state our country is in! Anyways!

The first amendment in the American constitution says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

The amendment is that government is to allow religion and politcal thought, it does not deal with taxes.

In the second sentence, it is obvious she believes that Hovind is guilty of tax evasion. Comparing Hovind's sentence with murderers and child abusers is inaccurate.

Each case is different, bearing on the pleading, the evidence and the conviction.

Reading her comments tells me that the truth hurts