A DISCUSSION beneath a report that visitors to religious websites were more likely to catch a computer virus than those who trawl porn sites took a turn for the weird after one commentator – Muggins – said:
Well if someone believes in fairy tales then yes they are more prone to viruses.
“Kevintrs” – whom I assume has creationist tendencies – hit back with:
Strange, I tend to agree with you on this one. People who believe in evolution are far more likely to commit sexual immorality and have sex outside of a committed marriage to one partner of the opposite sex hence they are more prone to have sexually transmitted diseases.
As for getting viruses on one’s computer – it can happen to anyone – irrespective of whether they believe in the evolutionary fairytale or not.
“Lurker2358″ joined the fray with:
Religious people are probably more prone to real viruses too, since Catholicism forbids the use of a condom.
“Kevintrs” had an answer to this too:
Your logic does not necessarily compute: If Catholic people were to follow biblical principles in addition to the Catholic prescriptions they should abstain from sexual immorality and hence not have ANY sexually transmitted viruses.
If, however they didn’t follow the biblical precepts and had sex outside of a committed marriage to one partner of the opposite sex, why on earth would they constrain themselves to submitting to the Catholic idea of not using a condom? Doesn’t make sense.
The virus study was published earlier this week by the US-based anti-virus vendor Symantec and revealed that sites with religious or ideological themes were found to have triple the average number of “threats” that those featuring adult content..
Symantec said in the report:
It is interesting to note that websites hosting adult/pornographic content are not in the top five, but ranked tenth. We hypothesize that this is because pornographic website owners already make money from the Internet and, as a result, have a vested interest in keeping their sites malware-free; it’s not good for repeat business.