Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Religion can make you FAT!

WARNING: If you are a Church-Going, health conscious individual, you REALLY need to reconsider your situation!

There is a recent study done at Northwestern University that links obesity to going to church! They analyzed data from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study, which followed more than 2,400 people aged 20 to 32 for 18 years. Over that time, the scientists reported at an American Heart Association conference, people who went to church or church activities at least once a week were more than twice as likely as people with no religious involvement to become obese. Not only does religion make you delusional and spend your time talking to imaginary friends (cruel, uncaring friends), but now you get to be overweight for your trouble.

If you are Mormon not only do you get to be FAT (See any and all "relief society" moms) for definitive proof of this, you get to give 10% of your income to the church that makes you FAT, less money for your health care, but hey you get to go to the temple and heaven right?

I am waiting to see how the Mormon church addresses this one! Should be entertaining to say the least....

See what I mean?


  1. What's amusing is that it directly goes against the idea that "your body is a temple of God", and therefore any disrespect to your body is considered disrespect to God! (1 Corinthians 6:19)

  2. I read about this! Hahaha.

    I have many many overweight family members, and guess what....they are all active members of the church.

    But they are "happy"....right?

  3. @ Seek, it's funny isn't it? Their bodies are 'temples' but HUGE ones, mine is an amusement park and I am happier for it :)

    @ Heather, You know we MUST be related! All my Mormon in-laws etc are getting larger by the day.... Hmm must be all the food or they are just "full with the gospel" not sure which...

  4. And I find it funny that the word of wisdom promises the saints that they will be able to walk and not be weary; run and not faint. Yet, my wife works with a bunch of Mormon women who are so large that they can barely walk from their cars into the workplace!

  5. EXACTLY 411,

    It's funny isn't it? If you go to church and follow the WOW, you will be healthy. 3x more likely to be OBESE but healthy right?

    What about relief society arms? If you were ever Mormon you KNOW what I am talking about. If that isn't healthy, I don't know what isn't.

  6. i just have to point out, that women like in that picture are enough to make me understand why some mormons want to marry fourteen year old girls.