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There are a number of particulars that ought to be mentioned about such survey results. The first and most obvious is to simply confess that as a Christian, I would hope that all incarcerated individuals would truly be Christians.

But beyond that more obvious hope, there is some discrepancy between the conclusions atheist want these statistics to conjure up, and any actual point in that desired conclusion from an atheist perspective. It is especially interesting to me that anti-statist atheist would use, as a source, stats concerning people whom the state has denied freedom. Do they assume that all those surveyed were justly convicted, and convicted of actual crimes which a Libertarian would call constitutional and just? For the sake of argument, lets assume they were so justly convicted. Now what is the point? That Christians are law breakers and violent, while atheist less so? The laughable part is that in an atheist universe, all such 'crime' and 'law breaking' is nothing more than a sociological convention, as would be tyranny and liberty. None of them ranks any higher or lower on an actual objective and obligatory moral scale than any other. It is all contingent and ultimately arbitrary in a godless universe.

Its worth noting that claiming a religious affiliation makes it possible to have more social interaction. Now we might call that prejudicial towards atheist, but the same can then be said about such stats - prejudicial, there are extenuating circumstances that may effect how these 'criminals' respond when asked their religion. Furthermore, such numbers tell us NOTHING about the level of real commitment the responders have to their professed religion. The idea that all, or even a majority, of convicted felons who claim Christian belief are the same type of Christians who attend Sunday and mid-week services 50 plus weeks a year is just plain silly.