Survey says: People are more, not les...

Survey says: People are more, not less, religious

There are 34 comments on the www.statesman.com story from Sep 18, 2008, titled Survey says: People are more, not less, religious. In it, www.statesman.com reports that:

Megachurches can actually be more intimate than small churches? Atheism isn't on the rise despite the best-selling books saying God is a myth? Significant percentages of people believe in miraculous healing and ...

Join the discussion below, or Read more at www.statesman.com.

First Prev
of 2
Next Last

“everyone invited!”

Since: Aug 08

Shah Alam, Malaysia

#21 Sep 24, 2008
Headhunter 300M wrote:
<quoted text>
The similarities are hardly a revelation to me...the "Big 3", Judaism, Christianity and Islam all have the same roots. They splintered into the different religions, and the different ones split, and split, and split, and split...
And when it is all said and done, they all assume to know the absolute truth, and none have any proof of this claim over the other.
Once you discount the claims ALL make about our orgins (creationism), which have been proven wrong, the rest of the belief system falls like dominoes. Each one.
If you want me to consider your religion as the right one or even remotely true, you'll need to offer more than quotes from your particular holey (pun intended) book.
Quran is the main source for me..

3- Not even an atomís weight in the heavens and the earth, or something smaller or greater than it is hidden from Him, but all are in a clear record. Al-Quran 34:3

imagine we back in 100 years ago and i read this verse.. if i just like you,surely i said Quran is a lies because God saying something smaller than atom and probably become atheist..

my responsibilty only to convey what i know.. God the One who gives guidance.. people before us directly experience God signs but still part of them became unbelivers.. should i make you to belive?
Pat

Granby, CT

#22 Sep 24, 2008
There is something feeble and a little contemptible about any person who cannot face the perils of life without the crutch of comfortable myths.

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#23 Sep 25, 2008
peace_train wrote:
<quoted text>
Quran is the main source for me..
3- Not even an atomís weight in the heavens and the earth, or something smaller or greater than it is hidden from Him, but all are in a clear record. Al-Quran 34:3
imagine we back in 100 years ago and i read this verse.. if i just like you,surely i said Quran is a lies because God saying something smaller than atom and probably become atheist..
my responsibilty only to convey what i know.. God the One who gives guidance.. people before us directly experience God signs but still part of them became unbelivers.. should i make you to belive?
Again you fail to respond to my points, you just go to another irrational reason to believe your book.
If you wish to have a discussion, it's give and take.

“everyone invited!”

Since: Aug 08

Shah Alam, Malaysia

#24 Sep 25, 2008
Headhunter 300M wrote:
<quoted text>
Again you fail to respond to my points, you just go to another irrational reason to believe your book.
If you wish to have a discussion, it's give and take.
i can take your point of view but you just can`t take mine using Quran.. so,i doubt if there`s really give and take from you..

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#25 Sep 25, 2008
peace_train wrote:
<quoted text>
i can take your point of view but you just can`t take mine using Quran.. so,i doubt if there`s really give and take from you..
Whether it's the Quran, the Torah or the Christian bible, pointing to a book and declaring it true just doesn't cut it. You know this as well as I, you wouldn't accept this reasoning from a Christian or a Jew would you?

“everyone invited!”

Since: Aug 08

Shah Alam, Malaysia

#26 Sep 25, 2008
Headhunter 300M wrote:
<quoted text>
Whether it's the Quran, the Torah or the Christian bible, pointing to a book and declaring it true just doesn't cut it. You know this as well as I, you wouldn't accept this reasoning from a Christian or a Jew would you?
since i belive in what have been revealed before Quran,i would listen reasoning from them.. then,there`s chance of accept it or not.. we need to think about it first and set aside any bias we have earlier,if any.. that`s why we do discussion..

“ I Am She SaHum”

Since: Apr 07

World

#27 Sep 25, 2008
Headhunter 300M wrote:
<quoted text>
Whether it's the Quran, the Torah or the Christian bible, pointing to a book and declaring it true just doesn't cut it. You know this as well as I, you wouldn't accept this reasoning from a Christian or a Jew would you?
I think this is the main problem with modern religious thinkers. If something is true one should be able to prove it by logic and deductive reason.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#28 Sep 26, 2008
Headhunter 300M wrote:
<quoted text>
Whether it's the Quran, the Torah or the Christian bible, pointing to a book and declaring it true just doesn't cut it. You know this as well as I, you wouldn't accept this reasoning from a Christian or a Jew would you?
"The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also." -- Mark Twain
CFgirl

AOL

#29 Sep 28, 2008
madscot wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree. It appeared they didn't factor in the agnostics. Instead they chose to go after atheists. Atheists scare the hell out of the religious.
Absolutely, because non-belief in the off-the-wall stuff of the religious is a serious threat to their beliefs. If WE can spot a con job, so can others.
CFgirl

AOL

#30 Sep 28, 2008
Cruzader99 wrote:
<quoted text>
I am not afraid of you. I feel sorry for you really.
Why? We non-religious are enjoying life without the burdens of gods and churches. Is that what bothers you the most?
CFgirl

AOL

#31 Sep 28, 2008
John wrote:
<quoted text>
It amazing that you think athiests can be either a threat or a concern to a believer. Just illustrates the weakness of athiestic thought.
Then it shouldn't worry anyone, should it. Fact is, atheism worries the seriously religious a lot more than they admit. After all, the fact that we don't believe the stuff you constantly dish out as "facts" may cause others in your churches to reject those beliefs one day.

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#32 Sep 29, 2008
CFgirl wrote:
<quoted text>
Then it shouldn't worry anyone, should it. Fact is, atheism worries the seriously religious a lot more than they admit. After all, the fact that we don't believe the stuff you constantly dish out as "facts" may cause others in your churches to reject those beliefs one day.
I think they are scared because their priest/pastors have always told them that atheists eat babies and sacrifice virgins

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#33 Sep 29, 2008
peace_train wrote:
<quoted text>
since i belive in what have been revealed before Quran,i would listen reasoning from them.. then,there`s chance of accept it or not.. we need to think about it first and set aside any bias we have earlier,if any.. that`s why we do discussion..
I'm not following your logic here. You listen to it's reasoning because you already believe?
What are you offering here that sets your religion apart from any other?

“everyone invited!”

Since: Aug 08

Shah Alam, Malaysia

#34 Sep 29, 2008
Headhunter 300M wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not following your logic here. You listen to it's reasoning because you already believe?
What are you offering here that sets your religion apart from any other?
it so sad for atheists to think all religion are same.. the most important is we not separate religion and science.. this scientific things developed by us..

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Baylor University Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Gospel singer shines at Christmastime (Dec '09) Jan 22 LUNCH FART 2
News "What About Waco" debuts at Masonic Grand Lodge (Jul '17) Jul '17 Rock 2
News Petition circulates to ask Baylor University to... (Feb '17) Feb '17 spytheweb 1
News a Why white women shouldna t date black mena fl... (Nov '16) Nov '16 madoff syndrome 3
News More (May '16) May '16 Reagan spirit 1
News Westboro Baptist Church heading to West for fir... (Apr '13) Mar '16 RePUBLIC 40
News Waco-area news briefs: Feb. 28, 2016 (Feb '16) Feb '16 Breaking fart wind 1
More from around the web