Young Americans Are Wising Up To The 2000 Year Old Fairy Tale
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#1 Jan 29, 2014
By Dan Merica
"The fastest growing "religious" group in America is made up of people with no religion at all, according to a Pew survey showing that one in five Americans is not affiliated with any religion.
The number of these Americans has grown by 25% just in the past five years, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.
The survey found that the ranks of the unaffiliated are growing even faster among younger Americans.
Thirty-three million Americans now have no religious affiliation, with 13 million in that group identifying as either atheist or agnostic, according to the new survey.
Pew found that those who are religiously unaffiliated are strikingly less religious than the public at large. They attend church infrequently, if at all, are largely not seeking out religion and say that the lack of it in their lives is of little importance."
Since: Aug 12
#2 Jan 29, 2014
the magic man in the sky, only ever talked to the inbreds, from the middle east
“In God we trust”
Since: Dec 12
#3 Jan 29, 2014
Thats the pew forum, I think you've forgotten the other 2million surveys out there
#4 Jan 29, 2014
I think you forgotten creationism is a foolish cult of twits who think the earth is 3000 years old.
#6 Jan 29, 2014
Quite the contrary....their only tool is for one generation to brainwash the next with that malarkey. I'm an old man but when I was young the Catholic mantra was, "Give Me A Child To The Age Of Ten And I'll Give You A Catholic For A Lifetime."
When I was in grammar school in the 1940's the third and fourth grade teachers assigned a bible verse to each student in the class on Monday's which they memorized and recited back to the class on Thursdays or Fridays. Let them try that crap now!
Each day the class opened with the pledge of allegiance and with bowed heads the lord's prayer.
Mix that with the fact that my maternal grandmother began to brainwash me before I was five years old and I lived the Church life till I was over 60 years old. Even though I was in the church 3 times a week, taught Sunday school, visited the sick on Tuesdays, tithed our gross, had most of the new testament memorized chapter and verse etc. I stopped all of it about 20 years ago. I never could swallow all that meaningless fiction. Walking on water, virgin birth, healing by touching, water into wine, raising from the dead, resurrection etc.
Then there's the old testament, a five mile deep flood that cleared up in a few weeks, men living through a 1200 degree furnace, big fish puking up live men, a woman being instantaneously turned into a pillar of salt, walls falling at the sound of a trumpet, sea waters parting long enough for the white hats to walk through then closing up on the bad guys and drowning their asses. I just wasn't a very good subject for all that.
I guess I'm more of a Jack and the Beanstalk type though Cinderella and Humpty Dumpty are good too.
A quote from my favorite founder:
The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter. But we may hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away with all this artificial scaffolding.~Thomas Jefferson~
Excerpt from a letter to John Adams...April, 1823
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