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Sat Apr 13, 2019, 05:50 PM

More Claim No Religion Than There Are Evangelicals


More Claim No Religion Than There Are Evangelicals

April 13, 2019 at 12:49 pm EDT By Taegan Goddard 333 Comments

https://politicalwire.com/2019/04/13/as-many-americans-claim-no-religion-as-there-are-evangelicals/

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“For the first time ‘No Religion’ has topped a survey of Americans’ religious identity, according to a new analysis by a political scientist. The non-religious edged out Catholics and evangelicals in the long-running General Social Survey,” CNN reports.

“Ryan Burge, a political scientist at Eastern Illinois University and a Baptist pastor, found that 23.1% of Americans now claim no religion. Catholics came in at 23.0%, and evangelicals were at 22.5%.”

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 06:48 PM

1. Christian hate speakers have destroyed religion.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 07:16 PM

3. Actually, the Rs have destroyed religion. How? Why, by treating fiction

like it was fact, be it economic policy, human rights or whatever. Rs assert things to be true with no objective proof. In fact, they assert as being true things that are in direct opposition to established facts.

It isn’t much of a stretch to see how this bears a lot of resemblance to religion, where fantasy is treated as fact. Anyone paying attention eventually reasons that if the words “prove it” present an impossible hurdle to any assertion being made that said assertion isn’t worth wasting time over.

And that’s how more and more people view the fantasies of religion.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 06:56 PM

2. Many are waking up to the fact that much of religion is a hateful con-game. And the evangelists are

demonstrating this 7x24.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 07:47 PM

6. As the world gets smaller, and arrives in our smartphones, answers are instant.

Young people just don't comprehend waiting until they die to get the promised "answers."

Plus, religion requires local tribalism, and smartphones trample the concept of "them or us." To young people, we're all "us."

Ultimately, religion will not function in the daily lives of regular people.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 08:49 PM

8. K&R!!!!!! n/t

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 07:31 PM

4. The evangelists are much better organized.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 07:41 PM

5. That's because believers have given them billions of dollars to

gold plate the bathrooms, buy salvation, build mega churches, and create a radio/TV media empire.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 08:02 PM

7. I bet a lot of "Religious" people claim it but don't really believe


If you really dig deep most people are pretty agnostic but may claim a religion because they grew up calling themselves such.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 08:41 AM

11. Agreed. People are apathetic to magical gods, but are also afraid to cut all ties.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 08:54 PM

9. There may be more Atheists now a days, but a good amount are becoming more Alt Right

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Response to dustyscamp (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 11:28 PM

10. Someone who comes from a racist, antisemitic, misogynistic, anti-LBGT, right wing religion...

...doesn't have to give up any of those things to call themselves an atheist.

Fortunately many people become atheists because the reject *ALL* the crap that comes with right wing patriarchal authoritarian religions.

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Response to hunter (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 08:42 AM

12. you forgot "stone age" religions.

How modern people can still cling to these insane superstitions is totally beyond me.

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Response to dustyscamp (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 09:13 AM

14. There is really nothing one can say about atheists except that

they don't believe in deities and other such supernatural things. Beyond that, they might hold any sort of views about anything. Atheism is not an organized thing in any way. You can't really assume anything if all you know is that someone is an atheist.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 08:57 AM

13. Organized religions are businesses

and should be regulated and taxed as such.

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