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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:33 AM

I hope this wasn't a well done poll.........

if so it is pretty scarey! The comments are pretty good too.

One in 4 Americans thinks God helps decide outcome of football games

[link:http://offthebench.nbcsports.com/2013/01/31/one-in-four-americans-think-god-helps-decide-the-outcome-of-football-games/related/|

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Reply I hope this wasn't a well done poll......... (Original post)
truegrit44 Feb 2013 OP
Phillip McCleod Feb 2013 #1
truegrit44 Feb 2013 #2
Curmudgeoness Feb 2013 #4
Phillip McCleod Feb 2013 #8
Lordquinton Feb 2013 #10
orleans Feb 2013 #14
Phillip McCleod Feb 2013 #15
orleans Feb 2013 #16
Mr.Bill Feb 2013 #3
awoke_in_2003 Feb 2013 #12
Curmudgeoness Feb 2013 #5
truegrit44 Feb 2013 #6
awoke_in_2003 Feb 2013 #13
progressoid Feb 2013 #7
deucemagnet Feb 2013 #9
deucemagnet Feb 2013 #11

Response to truegrit44 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:52 AM

1. weird that is about the same % who believe jesus is *definitely* coming by 2050

 

23%. tack on another 18% for 'probably' show up in the heavens with angels and trumpets and broken vials.. that's a total of 41% or almost half of the u.s. who believe jesus will return by 2050. ignore that he probably never existed at all, plz.

the number in u.s. who 'believe in evolution'? 39%.

or 2 points short of a majority of sanity.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/114544/Darwin-Birthday-Believe-Evolution.aspx



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Response to Phillip McCleod (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:51 AM

2. It just really bothers me to think that we live

in a country with this many low effort thinkers. I mean it is totally childish to think that if there really is a God that he would give a shit about a damn football game!

I really wish Jesus would come sooner than that and take all his "followers" with him to wherever he resides.

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Response to Phillip McCleod (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:36 PM

4. Very interesting poll results, and frightening.

What is really bothersome to me is that only 74% of people with postgrad degrees believe in evolution.

There is a strong relationship between education and belief in Darwin's theory, as might be expected, ranging from 21% of those with high-school educations or less to 74% of those with postgraduate degrees.


And in every category, I am shocked at the numbers who have no opinion whether they believe or not....which probably means that they do not know enough about it to form an opinion.

Even if I did believe in god, I can't see how that would mean I could not believe in evolution----in the sense that I could see a god starting this whole thing and letting it "evolve". But there is just too much evidence to ignore the whole theory.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:56 AM

8. don't worry 'postgraduate' could mean anything.

 

mba for example is a postgraduate degree and we all know what *that* means.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:06 PM

10. I don't believe in Evolution

I accept it. Belief if for things that aren't real.

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Response to Phillip McCleod (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:04 AM

14. that gallup poll is shocking

i wonder what the percentages would be in other countries

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Response to orleans (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 10:33 AM

15. well only 3% of brits think jesus will come back by 2050

 

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Response to Phillip McCleod (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 01:34 AM

16. it's a huge difference - and slightly comforting to know

there is at least *some* sanity out there

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Response to truegrit44 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:04 PM

3. When I hear people who think this

I ask them if Loyola plays Notre Dame, whose side is god on?

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:56 AM

12. Duh...

whoever prays the hardest

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Response to truegrit44 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:41 PM

5. So why would Tebow's team EVER lose?

I wonder if this is a Tebow effect. Or if it has always been this high. I am very uncomfortable with this whole thing.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:12 PM

6. It was totally unsettling to me also.....

reason I couldn't resist sharing it, misery loves company I guess

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:56 AM

13. God's plan. nt

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Response to truegrit44 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:55 AM

7. 76% of Americans agree that public high schools should be allowed to sponsor prayer before football

More than three-quarters (76%) of Americans agree that public high schools should be allowed to sponsor prayer before football games.




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Response to truegrit44 (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:14 PM

9. Does God do point spreads?

Last edited Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:12 PM - Edit history (1)

Not that I'm going to become a believer or anything, but hey, Omnipotent Creator, Baltimore +4.5. And if the total points are more than 48, that would be good, too.

On edit: The over/under is 48. You have your work cut out for you, God!

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Response to deucemagnet (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:29 PM

11. Clearly, I have earned the favor of the Almighty,

who has seen fit to not only bless my chosen football team, but also a small parlay bet that has netted me the princely sum of $31.18! Money that I will use to further my ultimate goal of carrying water for the right wing and denying the voluminous subjective evidence of a supernatural deity. Either that or a nice case of beer, I haven't decided yet. Suck on that, Churchies!


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