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SecularNATION Donating Member (240 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-25-08 09:22 PM
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6. So what
Yes, the largest religious affiliation in the United States is Christian. That doesn't mean all who describe themselves as Christian even go to church. This has always been the case and will remain so in to the foreseeable future. The thing to look at is, the number of people who describe themselves as 'Unaffiliated' or 'Nonbeliever'. That number is growing. When the stigma of unbelief recedes, a great number of so called Christians will reveal themselves as nonbelievers. Most people are cowards, who
will only tell the truth, when they think it's safe. Looking forward to that day. Far too much religion in this country.
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  -U.S. is still overwhelmingly Christian, study finds hyphenate  Feb-25-08 04:15 PM   #0 
  - Dee Yew Aitch!  Ano Genitus   Feb-25-08 04:16 PM   #1 
  - self delete  stellanoir   Feb-25-08 04:22 PM   # 
  - Younger folks are looking for something new  stellanoir   Feb-25-08 04:22 PM   #2 
  - A true spirituality is a contradiction in terms.  Donald Ian Rankin   Feb-26-08 05:25 AM   #8 
  - Most Americans calling themselves Christians, IMHO,  kestrel91316   Feb-25-08 04:39 PM   #3 
  - The third largest category: unaffiliated, my peeps!  endarkenment   Feb-25-08 05:03 PM   #4 
  - And thus we see the power of negative loading  dmallind   Feb-26-08 08:15 AM   #9 
     - I'm using "secular nothing" from now on.  endarkenment   Feb-26-08 08:20 AM   #11 
        - I'm just a secular nobody ;) nt  dmallind   Feb-26-08 08:23 AM   #12 
  - Overwhelmingly and oppressively Xian!  frebrd   Feb-25-08 05:28 PM   #5 
  - So what  SecularNATION   Feb-25-08 09:22 PM   #6 
  - Real question is how many claim to be Christian but rarely attend church or donate? n/t  jody   Feb-25-08 09:53 PM   #7 
  - Not a challenge but a question  dmallind   Feb-26-08 08:20 AM   #10 
     - I'm amazed at the number of people I know who claim to be Christian and espouse very fundamentalist  jody   Feb-26-08 11:47 AM   #13 
        - But again - why does that make them less Christian  dmallind   Feb-26-08 12:52 PM   #14 
           - Whether they are Christian is an issue they may face after they die. In my area, society judges  jody   Feb-26-08 12:56 PM   #15 
              - This judging of other people is a popular way to "shoot yourself in the foot."  heidler1   Feb-26-08 01:43 PM   #16 
              - Honestly I'm not bugging you but a follow up  dmallind   Feb-26-08 02:38 PM   #17 
  - 78.5% Christian  New Dawn   Mar-01-08 03:07 AM   #18 
  - How would one get off the church lists?  EvilAL   Mar-01-08 08:01 AM   #19 

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