"I would like to say 'This book is written to the glory of God', but nowadays this would be the trick of a cheat, i.e., it would not be correctly understood."--Ludwig Wittgenstein
"Talk to me about the truth of religion, and I'll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I'll listen submissively. But don't come talking to me about the consolation of religion or I shall suspect that you don't understand."--C.S. Lewis
— The Republican Accountability Project (@AccountableGOP) July 25, 2022
I’m completely open to the argument one poll questioned one set of respondents and the second poll questioned a different set of respondents who’d have answered that way anyway. Correlation and causation are arguably poorly distinguished because the distinction is based on arguments drawn from statistics, not from double-blind studies.
Still, it’s more fun to follow along with the narrative. Because it’s what I want to be true.