29% of Americans say religion ‘out of date’

  • metta

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    Dec 28, 2009 3:41 AM GMT


    http://rawstory.com/2009/12/29-americans-religion-out-date/
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    Dec 28, 2009 4:09 AM GMT
    That means over 70% don't..........
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    Dec 28, 2009 5:38 PM GMT
    A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    In truth, there was only one Christian, and he died on the cross.
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    Christianity was from the beginning, essentially and fundamentally, life's nausea and disgust with life, merely concealed behind, masked by, dressed up as, faith in "another" or "better" life.

    from Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy, p.23, Walter Kaufmann transl.

    Change of Cast. -- As soon as a religion comes to dominate it has as its opponents all those who would have been its first disciples.

    from Nietzsche's Human, all too Human, s.118, R.J. Hollingdale transl.

    The persecutor of God. -- Paul thought up the idea and Calvin rethought it, that for innumerable people damnation has been decreed from eternity, and that this beautiful world plan was instituted to reveal the glory of God: heaven and hell and humanity are thus supposed to exist - to satisfy the vanity of God! What cruel and insatiable vanity must have flared in the soul of the man who thought this up first, or second. Paul has remained Saul after all - the persecutor of God.

    from Nietzsche's The Wanderer and his Shadow, R.J. Hollingdale transl.

    “God is dead: but considering the state Man is in, there will perhaps be caves, for ages yet, in which his shadow will be shown.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche
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    Dec 28, 2009 5:59 PM GMT
    yeah, there were some other numbers that seemed related:

    Only 78% of Americans now identify as Christian, while 22% describe their religious preference as either "other" or "none."

    so it seems that those people may be associated with self proclaimed Christians vs. non

    Also the slight majority sees it as important in daily life

    These changes do not appear to have affected the majority of Americans who still consider religion "very important" in their own lives. That figure remains at 56% -- roughly the same as for the last 35 years -- while 57% still say religion has answers to most of the world's problems.

    I think that number is more significant .. over 40% see religion as not very important and NOT the answer to the worlds problems
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    Dec 30, 2009 6:36 AM GMT
    Looks like more people will be going to hell icon_evil.gif
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    Dec 30, 2009 8:27 PM GMT
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    Dec 30, 2009 9:09 PM GMT
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    total win.

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    Dec 30, 2009 9:37 PM GMT
    of course religion is out of date, it has no basis in reality
  • drypin

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    Dec 30, 2009 11:30 PM GMT
    2000 years of critics. No new prophets after Mohammed, and what do we think of him? It's exhausting.