8 January 2019

Statistics, damned Statistics

I read recently on the Internet (yes, I know I should get out more) that by far the greatest cause of human death in 2018 was Abortion, at nearly 42 million.

And in another place, I read that the number of abortions in the State of Israel had gone down. This heading reminded me of the classic (but, I gather, apocryphal) headline Small earthquake in Peru Not many deaths.

I acknowledge that such news is good news, but I can't help feeling that, well, since Israel was founded as a safe refuge for members of a cruelly persecuted race, the idea that any Jew should be killed there, and by a fellow Jew, is rather horrible.

3 comments:

Lynn Phifer said...

And the Palestinians, the relatives of jesus, have not been cruelly persecuted, by this most cruelly persecuted race?

Christopher Boegel said...

Lynn:

Did you know that the Palestinians - who you suggest are cruelly persecuted - are rated by the Pew Poll, according to their extremely high approval of violent Sharia (>80% approval of cutting off hands, stoning for adultery, death for apostasy from Islam) among the Top 3 most violent Islamic communities?

Fr John Hunwicke said...

I find it hard to believe that the Christian Palestinians adopt these attitudes.

This unedifying argument is now closed.