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|Saturday, May 11th, 2013|
|A few updates
Current Mood: productiveCurrent Music: "The Man Who Came From Later" by 32Crash
- "Why Did Some People in the Bible Live So Long?" - I've updated section 4. "Sociological Data on Life Expectancy Versus Religion", given it a new scattergraph with data from 2009/2011 to replace the 2002 data, and the associated text is rewritten. Over those 7 years, the trends have remained the same.
- The Causes of Fundamentalism, Intolerance and Extremism in World Religions, and Some Solutions - I've added a quote from Voltaire (1764) to section 4.1. "Monotheism and Violent Intolerance". The quote in full reads: "One remarks a singular contrast between the sacred books of the Hebrews, and those of the Indians. The Indian books announce only peace and gentleness; they forbid the killing of animals: the Hebrew books speak only of killing, of the massacre of men and beasts; everything is slaughtered in the name of the Lord; it is quite another order of things."
- What is the Best Country in the World?: An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life - I have added a section on Gay Rights and Equality. The Netherlands, Belgium and Canada are the most equal and accepting countries. This has changed the rankings, with Switzerland and Germany just dropping out of the top 10 best countries in the world.