On Native GroundLOSING Our Religion

On Native GroundLOSING Our Religion

There are 14 comments on the American Reporter story from Jan 15, 2011, titled On Native GroundLOSING Our Religion. In it, American Reporter reports that:

Greetings from Vermont, the least religious state in America. This, according to the latest edition of the American Religious Identification Survey , conducted by the Program on Public Values at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.

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Alma

South Burlington, VT

#1 Jan 15, 2011
Vermont is slowly changing. I have noticed that more Islamic people are moving in. This may be a trend that will help to restore the traditional values that move-in hippies trashed on us for the last four decades.
please

Sunapee, NH

#2 Jan 16, 2011
Religion is dying in the civilized world, reason, good judgement and reality are replacing irrationality, poor judgement and the imagined.
Clara

South Royalton, VT

#3 Jan 17, 2011
Open your eyes! Religion is growing.
Concerned

Bennington, VT

#4 Jan 17, 2011
Clara wrote:
Open your eyes! Religion is growing.
Not in Vermont.
Clara

South Royalton, VT

#5 Jan 17, 2011
Believe me, there are quiet little movements going on. Many of those who chased religion from among us are growing old. In a few years, you will see Renaissance like you wouldn't believe, and it won't only be Christians.
please

Sunapee, NH

#6 Jan 17, 2011
Near-Record High See Religion Losing Influence in America:

http://www.gallup.com/poll/145409/Near-Record...
Clara

South Royalton, VT

#7 Jan 17, 2011
please wrote:
Near-Record High See Religion Losing Influence in America:
http://www.gallup.com/poll/145409/Near-Record...
Gallup can't get a handle on this one. The movements are QUIET. I'm talking about peaceful ones.
please

Sunapee, NH

#8 Jan 17, 2011
Dream on Clara, as the civilized world becomes better educated, the need for superstition and magical thinking decreases.
You don't however need to be a genius to understand how far off idiots like Pat Robertson are:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/uc/20110101/cm_uc_cra...
Clara

South Burlington, VT

#9 Jan 17, 2011
please wrote:
Dream on Clara, as the civilized world becomes better educated, the need for superstition and magical thinking decreases.
You don't however need to be a genius to understand how far off idiots like Pat Robertson are:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/uc/20110101/cm_uc_cra...
I'm not into T.V. preachers, never have been. More people are getting into GENUINE religion that isn't for money. People who are very well educated are looking for religion that isn't sensationalized and money-grubbing.
please

Sunapee, NH

#10 Jan 17, 2011
There is no GENUINE religion it is all make believe.
Lucia

Sharon, VT

#11 Jan 17, 2011
There are some people who say: "I'm not religious but I'm spiritual." I would like to understand better how that works.
please

Sunapee, NH

#12 Jan 17, 2011
Maybe they really mean: "Im not religious but I am superstitious."
please

Sunapee, NH

#13 Jan 18, 2011
Letter to a Christian Nation: AFTERWORD
Sam Harris

http://www.samharris.org/site/full_text/after...
Concerned

Bennington, VT

#14 Jan 21, 2011
Lucia wrote:
There are some people who say: "I'm not religious but I'm spiritual." I would like to understand better how that works.
What we call religion today, is the organized human run "religion". One does not need to be religious to be spiritual. Spirituality comes from within and working toward understanding here is a power greater than we mere humans-Most call this power "God", "Allah", "Mother Nature", "Life Force" "Creator" etc. True spiritualty comes from those that strive to do good, respect their fellow human, and do their best to contribute to society as a whole, recognizing that they are not in control, except for the control they have over their thoughts and actions. Being spiritual is a giving up of the “me” for the “we” Being Spiritual allows one to face this world and overcome the adversity that is within it and live a life that is productive and centered. Not an easy task, but those with true spiritual intent, will do all they can to work toward that goal. I have known many Atheists (do not believe in God) that are far more spiritual (than they wish to believe),than those many I encounter that say they are "religious", by living lives that are caring and loving and giving and forgiving.

Spirituality is striving to leave this world a bit better when one leaves it, than when one came into it.

This concept was explained to me years ago and I have found it to hold true, when looking at the difference between "religion" and "spirituality".

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