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GUEST,Musket evolving slowly BS: Militant atheism has become a religion p (1845* d) RE: BS: Militant atheism has become a religion p 03 Nov 13

The problem is Don, and sadly we see this in the media too, lazy cherry picking of figures out of context lead to trying to convince people of false facts. Usually for a reason. In a slightly more benign way, it is like The Daily M*il and what causes / cures cancers. You can make a case for anything. Some people make such cases to legitimise their awful agendas.

The pathetic attempt to falsify statistics you exposed there reminds me of other statistics that the clinical world has to take on the chin. When people die during treatment for many ailments, we compare it to how many should do and question whether a death is an outlier or not. If so, it could mean NHS trusts aren't "coding" conditions correctly or could mean wrong treatments being accepted or in some cases, lack of quality of care. These are called, amongst other things, standardised mortality rates.

However, you tend to accept that newspapers, tv and many politicians shorten this to "mortality rates. " There can be only one mortality rate of course. .. 100%!

I notice that the worm is wriggling around anal sex, which he says he never mentions, and the homosexual act, which he does all the time.   Presumably he has a hang up about a couple taking it in turns to go to the bar. Perhaps they can get a simple mouth swab whilst waiting for their pint to be poured. .......

Just a note for anyone who doesn't know, such as the worm. Most sexually transmitted diseases can only be tested for by swab or biopsy of the naughty bits. The two conditions we are most concerned with, chlamydia and triggers for cervical cancer being obvious examples. The largest public health screening issue we face right now is young women from ethnic minority backgrounds not coming forward for cervical screening. I suppose the link to this thread would be that a large factor in this is backward religious leaders convincing parents that their offspring should not be sullied, even with a swab. Even, and this is important, of their own accord. Civilised society accepts that forced screening is wrong, let alone clinically effective. .....

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