Latest Numbers - The US Is Losing Its Religion - Americans Becomming Less Christian and More Atheist

  • metta

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    Jan 29, 2016 8:36 PM GMT
    The US Is Losing Its Religion - Americans Becomming Less Christian and More Atheist

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    https://www.daily-news-feed.com/the-us-is-losing-its-religion-americans-becoming-less-christian-more-atheist/
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 29, 2016 10:37 PM GMT
    No wonder Christians deny evolution. It's killing God!icon_eek.gif
  • leanandclean

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    Jan 30, 2016 10:18 PM GMT
    The article is interesting. It suggests that hostility towards lgbt people by some religions is driving lots of people away, especially the young.
  • tazzari

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    Jan 30, 2016 11:20 PM GMT
    leanandclean saidThe article is interesting. It suggests that hostility towards lgbt people by some religions is driving lots of people away, especially the young.


    Good point, and one I've seen in action.

    There's also the point that once it's not forced on you, religion, like classical music, is something one often comes to at an older age.
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    Jan 30, 2016 11:42 PM GMT
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    I thought that I heard you laughing
    I thought that I heard you sing
    I think I thought I saw you try

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    Jan 31, 2016 1:19 AM GMT
    theantijock saidtheantijock%20engage%20stalker%20reducti

    I thought that I heard you laughing
    I thought that I heard you sing
    I think I thought I saw you try


    This song isn't about religion at all.
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  • TroyAthlete

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    Jan 31, 2016 1:30 AM GMT
    Unaffiliated with organized religion and "atheist" are not at all the same thing.
  • kellito14

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    Jan 31, 2016 12:36 PM GMT
    I agree with Troy. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 31, 2016 3:30 PM GMT
    Why do you site Pew Research statistics for religion, but don't report on their findings that gun violence is down by a much larger margin?

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    Seems that more gun ownership results in a safer society, yet Hillary promises to ban something that works.
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    Jan 31, 2016 3:39 PM GMT
    S2Ki saidWhy do you site Pew Research statistics for religion, but don't report on their findings that gun violence is down by a much larger margin?

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    Seems that more gun ownership results in a safer society, yet Hillary promises to ban something that works.


    Correlation does not equal causation.
  • Hypertrophile

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    Jan 31, 2016 4:23 PM GMT
    S2Ki saidWhy do you site Pew Research statistics for religion, but don't report on their findings that gun violence is down by a much larger margin?

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    Seems that more gun ownership results in a safer society, yet Hillary promises to ban something that works.


    Trying to stay on topic, looks to me like the diminished influence of Religion is resulting in a safer society.
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    Jan 31, 2016 6:13 PM GMT
    To clarify, according to Pew it is both true that organized religion is losing people

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    and that the population of atheists is growing

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    but that doesn't mean that saying "Losing its Religion-Americans becoming less Christian and More Atheist" presumes that the "Unaffiliated with organized religion and "atheist" are not at all the same thing", though the proximity ( of "Less Christian and More Atheist") in the OP statement might have been unfortunate.

    Certainly someone can be atheist (sans a belief of deity) who might be otherwise spiritual just not into the God thang--there are many spiritualists (even so-called mediums) who consider themselves atheists--so the statement in the OP is true in both its parts, just badly worded.