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Rage for Order Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 10:33 PM
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35. It depends on how you define "religious"
I think it probably is, if you include everyone who believes in something supernatural, i.e. ghosts, angels, karma, a higher power, etc. After all, what is karma but a belief in a higher power, that somehow there is a universal balance that will even things out in the end?
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  -Holy Moly! Is America really this religious? RiverStone  Jun-23-08 04:35 PM   #0 
  - Where the Hell did they take THAT poll???  Rick Myers   Jun-23-08 04:36 PM   #1 
  - at churches  SoCalDem   Jun-23-08 05:13 PM   #18 
     - that's gotta be it, then. nt  Spock_is_Skeptical   Jun-23-08 10:51 PM   #41 
  - You don't have to be religious to believe in God or heaven.  Drunken Irishman   Jun-23-08 04:40 PM   #2 
  - Question for you...  RiverStone   Jun-23-08 04:44 PM   #4 
     - I guess it depends.  Drunken Irishman   Jun-23-08 04:51 PM   #6 
     - I value your take...  RiverStone   Jun-23-08 04:54 PM   #7 
     - Yes, most Americans say they believe  ihavenobias   Jun-23-08 05:03 PM   #14 
     - No, absolutely not.  johnaries   Jun-23-08 04:58 PM   #10 
        - Yes! "I'm glad more people are finding god and leaving the church." Lenny Bruce  Echo In Light   Jun-23-08 05:54 PM   #24 
  - The wierdest thing to me  Somawas   Jun-23-08 04:42 PM   #3 
  - There are a lot of people who don't know the difference between atheism and agnosticism  MN Against Bush   Jun-23-08 05:02 PM   #13 
     - I just related what the article said.  Somawas   Jun-23-08 09:33 PM   #32 
  - actually I read something recently.......  tulsakatz   Jun-23-08 04:49 PM   #5 
  - A secret ballot ...  Drifter   Jun-23-08 04:55 PM   #8 
  - I am agnostic, so do I believe in God?  MN Against Bush   Jun-23-08 04:57 PM   #9 
  - I'm an agnostic in that I can't disprove the existence of a God...  ihavenobias   Jun-23-08 05:10 PM   #16 
  - and if one is under-educated, dead-tired from working 3 shit-jobs  SoCalDem   Jun-23-08 05:16 PM   #19 
  - The poll asks whether people believe in 'God' or a 'universal power'  kineta   Jun-23-08 04:59 PM   #11 
  - could be their all like my friend from h.s. who wasn't sure if there's a god but was afraid not to  Iris   Jun-23-08 05:01 PM   #12 
  - Too bad religious doesn't equate with peace and love of fellow human beings..  mmonk   Jun-23-08 05:04 PM   #15 
  - not for nothing, but I think 90% of DU believes in God  mdmc   Jun-23-08 05:11 PM   #17 
  - Probably more like 50%.  ozone_man   Jun-23-08 07:48 PM   #31 
  - Luke 13:22-30; Matthew 7:15-23; Matthew 23:23-28  MrCoffee   Jun-23-08 05:21 PM   #20 
  - I want to know how many people know these Bible verses...  MN Against Bush   Jun-23-08 05:28 PM   #21 
  - They should ask how many people think they're going to heaven  hokies4ever   Jun-23-08 06:29 PM   #28 
  - No.  cornermouse   Jun-23-08 05:32 PM   #22 
  - Was just looking at the Pew Survey and it's got problems...  JackRiddler   Jun-23-08 05:39 PM   #23 
  - Well, It IS a PEW survey after all. (They ask people who are sitting in PEWS!) n/t  Wiley50   Jun-24-08 07:40 PM   #47 
  - No.  fifthgendem   Jun-23-08 06:13 PM   #25 
  - Sometimes I wonder...  Blue Belle   Jun-23-08 06:18 PM   #26 
  - It's called hedging your bets  hokies4ever   Jun-23-08 06:27 PM   #27 
  - difference believing in god, higher power ect... and religious. 90%  seabeyond   Jun-23-08 06:32 PM   #29 
  - Yes, there is such a thing as the religious left.  intheflow   Jun-23-08 06:47 PM   #30 
  - No, the survey misrepresents its own results to maximize the God thing.  JackRiddler   Jun-23-08 09:36 PM   #33 
  - "Religious" does not equal "Believe in God." I think the study is accurate.  faithfulcitizen   Jun-23-08 09:37 PM   #34 
  - I'm always amazed to see liberals who treat those two ideas as equivalent.  BullGooseLoony   Jun-23-08 10:47 PM   #39 
  - It depends on how you define "religious"  Rage for Order   Jun-23-08 10:33 PM   #35 
  - Yes, I believe 90% is correct. Don't confuse "believing in god" with "religious" though  Levgreee   Jun-23-08 10:37 PM   #36 
  - Yes believe it or not there is even a religious left.  Wizard777   Jun-23-08 10:43 PM   #37 
  - It's a mistake not to pander to Christians and believers and I hope Obama does..  cbc5g   Jun-23-08 10:45 PM   #38 
  - what a bullshit poll.  Spock_is_Skeptical   Jun-23-08 10:50 PM   #40 
  - i'll bet 60% think Jeebus looked like Kenny Rodgers on a really good day  bridgit   Jun-23-08 10:54 PM   #42 
  - I don't think they got a good sample..seems skewed.  krabigirl   Jun-23-08 11:17 PM   #43 
  - The Pacific Northwest is the most secular region of the country  Lydia Leftcoast   Jun-23-08 11:56 PM   #44 
  - That is rather pathetic..90%  and-justice-for-all   Jun-24-08 07:15 PM   #45 
  - I saw that on the news  ismnotwasm   Jun-24-08 07:29 PM   #46 

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