Essay: Obese atheists heaven

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The Gallup Organization found that the non-religious had poorer dietary habits and exercise habits than the very religious.[1] Poor diet and lack of exercise has been tied to obesity.[2]

The Barna Group found concerning atheism and morality that those who hold to the worldviews of atheism or agnosticism in America were more likely, than theists in America, to look upon the following behaviors as morally acceptable: illegal drug use; excessive drinking; sexual relationships outside of marriage; abortion; cohabitating with someone of opposite sex outside of marriage; obscene language; gambling; pornography and obscene sexual behavior; and engaging in homosexuality/bisexuality.[3]

Of course, once sly marketers in Las Vegas found out that many atheists love gambling they promptly installed elaborate desert stations at their casino buffets. Casino buffets are often referred to as "Obese atheist heaven".

Please see: Atheism and obesity

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Physical and mental health related problems associated with being overweight and/or obese

Medical science research indicates that excess weight impairs brain function.[4][5][6][7][8]

See also: Atheism and Mental and Physical Health and Atheism and obesity

Some of the medical conditions associated with obesity include: type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and triglycerides, coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke, arthritis, cancer, sleep apnea, reproductive problems in women and varicose veins.[9][10][11][12] In addition, medical science research indicates that excess weight impairs brain function.[13][14][15][16][17]

According to the Mayo Clinic some of the symptoms associated with obesity can include:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Snoring
  • Sleep apnea
  • Pain in your back or joints
  • Excessive sweating
  • Always feeling hot
  • Rashes or infection in folds of your skin
  • Feeling out of breath with minor exertion
  • Daytime sleepiness or fatigue

Obese atheists and overweight atheists comedy and satire

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