Why is faith falling in the US?

Why is faith falling in the US?

There are 277 comments on the Newsday story from Aug 21, 2012, titled Why is faith falling in the US?. In it, Newsday reports that:

A new poll suggests that atheism is on the rise in the US, while those who consider themselves religious has dropped ...

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“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#116 Aug 30, 2012
NoQ wrote:
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You do him from the back side!!!???
I see your problem now, you're obsessed with other people;s sex life.

Jealous or just a voyeur?

LOL..........

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#117 Aug 30, 2012
T McCabe wrote:
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Actually it is a quoted supposedly spoken by Christ Jesus and it is directed to all Christians (Mankind). I can understand why you may be confused.
I can see why 'it's' confused too.

;-)

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#119 Aug 30, 2012
MiddleWay wrote:
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Are you back pedaling ...
What is it with you and other's "backs"?

Since: Jul 12

Post Falls

#120 Aug 30, 2012
NoQ wrote:
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Let me see now. If it's 2 women, hel;l yea I'll watch, but got no interest in watching then nasty perverted Fa$$ots doing their nasty deed. That's Right Queer Boy.
So your an admitted hypocrite and a pervert. Thanks for clearing that up.

Since: Aug 09

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#122 Aug 30, 2012
MiddleWay wrote:
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I'll take Rev Ken's back any day.
Please, hate on.....
And MiddleWay is welcome.

Since: Aug 09

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#123 Aug 30, 2012
NoQ wrote:
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RevKen, are you a Queer or just a Queer sympathizer ???
LOL!!!....

Nah. I'm just a human being, like you. My Teacher left me with a few simple exercises and directions while He took an extended sabbatical and I'm just doing as I was told to do ....

Here is some of what He provided as instructions:

"Feed my sheep. Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you used to fasten your own belt and to go wherever you wished. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you do not wish to go.... Follow me."

"Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able."

"If any of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea."

"Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me."

"Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will prove the world wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment ..."

Little brother, find these quotes. Then, read around them so as to put them into context. Do it for each quote given above. Do this, even if you know that you have read these a number of times before. Then ask yourself a simple question of conscience, placing your own response to your own question into the context of understanding that you have found around these quotes.

It is important that you do this before asking this question. You can read this post and get a sense of what has been said. But, if you actually want to get some depth to the answer that will well up from inside your own heart - that being you yourself and not from me - you actually will do best to go find these quotes and review their context.

You inquired of me. So, I am replying.

Question:

Do I know enough about any other human being to be able to say, without equivocation, that the Lord cannot choose to permit this person to be lifted up, in spite of what I may believe about this person?

Rev. Ken
A priest and disciple of our Lord, Christ Jesus.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#124 Aug 30, 2012
RevKen wrote:
"Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able" ...
Name one heretic that today's TEC hasn't flung it's doors wide open to receive; it routinely ordains the unorthodox and consecrates the contemptible.

“Ecce! Sic transit gloria mundi”

Since: Oct 10

I See New Jerusalem From Here.

#125 Aug 30, 2012
RevKen is no more 'queer' then you are NoQ. If you think RevKen is 'queer' what to you have to say about that flaming queen Joe?

Since: Mar 09

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#126 Aug 30, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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Name one heretic that today's TEC hasn't flung it's doors wide open to receive; it routinely ordains the unorthodox and consecrates the contemptible.
Uh ... you?

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#127 Aug 30, 2012
snyper wrote:
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Uh ... you?
Uh ... no; I'm no longer an Episcopalian.

Since: Mar 09

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#128 Aug 30, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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Uh ... no; I'm no longer an Episcopalian.
You're still a Sauline, Cappadocian, Athanasian and Nicene heretic, so any later heresies are merely academic flourishes.

Since: Jan 08

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#129 Aug 30, 2012
RevKen wrote:
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Pardon me, Stephanie.
But, you are naive. Lilleth puts herself in situations that leave her vulnerable to abuse. She is fully aware of her plight and is used to it.
And as for abuse of the female, ever watch a hen duck or goose get raped? The male that gets past the other males grabs the hen by the neck and holds her head under water, choking her, until she submits.
Ever take a good look at a female white shark? She gets bitten and sliced to shreds during sex with the male white shark.
How about the male black widow spider? Poor sot! He gives it all he's got and then when he is spent and trying to catch his breath, she EATS him whole, for her own strength!
Ever watch the behavior of a bull elephant during his "male-in-heat" phase? Honey, there is plenty good reason to call such an animal a "bull." And lest you just think they are just "animals," think again. Elephants are complex individuals with long memories, complex societies, complex systems of communication and obvious abilities to think, act out a plan, work and play, mourn and generally creatively express.
Significant violence before and during sex is common among many, many species.
Especially humans. Furthermore, humans are notorious for mixing ulterior and compounding thought processes into the behavior associated with their sexual drives.
Rev. Ken
Rev.Ken.NO woman,regardless of what ANYONE of them may say,DO NOT LIKE ROUGH SEX.PERIOD.IT hurts.If this is how men persists in having sex;then,my advice is for them to go and screw some animal.

Since: Mar 09

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#130 Aug 31, 2012
STEPHMAR wrote:
<quoted text>Rev.Ken.NO woman,regardless of what ANYONE of them may say,DO NOT LIKE ROUGH SEX.PERIOD.IT hurts.If this is how men persists in having sex;then,my advice is for them to go and screw some animal.
That's certainly not what LOTS of women have intimated to me during hen sessions.

Since: Aug 09

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#131 Aug 31, 2012
STEPHMAR wrote:
<quoted text>Rev.Ken.NO woman,regardless of what ANYONE of them may say,DO NOT LIKE ROUGH SEX.PERIOD.IT hurts.If this is how men persists in having sex;then,my advice is for them to go and screw some animal.
There are a lot of selfish, inconsiderate, compulsive jerks out there STEPHMAR.

Since: Jan 08

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#132 Aug 31, 2012
snyper wrote:
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That's certainly not what LOTS of women have intimated to me during hen sessions.
Regardless of what other women may tell you;I can tell you with 100% cetaintly that they are not being honest,and only trying to please you.

Since: Jan 08

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#133 Aug 31, 2012
RevKen wrote:
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There are a lot of selfish, inconsiderate, compulsive jerks out there STEPHMAR.
There are a lot of males out there;but,not enough MEN.For that matter,in my opinion,there are also a lot of girls out there;but,not all are women.I often think the problem between males and females in bed is that too many couples cannot tell the difference between a male and a man;or a girl and a woman.Satisfactory hetero relationships,in my opinion,will only ever work between a man and a woman.Stephenie

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#134 Aug 31, 2012
snyper wrote:
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You're still a Sauline ...
... all according to an amoral gnostic whose posting from the Topix Gay and Lesbian forum.

Since: Mar 09

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#135 Aug 31, 2012
STEPHMAR wrote:
<quoted text>Regardless of what other women may tell you;I can tell you with 100% cetaintly that they are not being honest,and only trying to please you.
Hon, when the girls get together to do nails, I am just the odd "sister". They're talking among themselves and I'm the non-threatening gay.

Honey, I've heard stuff that would make their men faint.

Since: Mar 09

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#136 Aug 31, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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... all according to an amoral gnostic whose posting from the Topix Gay and Lesbian forum.
Wrong on the first two counts. "amoral"? lol hardly.

"Gnostic"? That's just plain wrong. You must have conflated in your mind with Weebs.

You do that a lot ... conflating.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#137 Aug 31, 2012
snyper wrote:
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Wrong on the first two counts ...
... yet you can't deny the third, which only bolsters the first two counts: you are an amoral gnostic as gnosticism runs the gamut from ascetism to antinomianism.

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