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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Promise Keeper

Spruce Grove, Canada

#41 Aug 25, 2012
I'm sorry my message has offended so many. First, I'm not a dude. I'm female. Promise Keeper is a reference to God, my Abba, Father, Daddy.

As for North American, my sources are all Christians; pastors, google searches, reading. It's a subject I've been following and trying to understand myself.

I wrote from my heart. I prayed God would bless my message before I posted. He did just that. Precious few understand the changes in this world.

By the way, I attend a non denominational church. I don't go to arenas, or fire walks or seek any other means of receiving the Lord's message other than the living word of God and being still with Him.

PS...thank you for the lemons. I'll make lemonade and thank God for where He's leading me.

Just peace~~~~
Promise Keeper

Spruce Grove, Canada

#42 Aug 25, 2012
Hoodathunkit wrote:
<quoted text>
How do you figure that Christianity is a minority faith in North America? Over 79% of Americans identify as Christians, over 81% of Mexicans identify as Christians, and over 70% of Canadians identify as Christian. That's over 76% of North Americans identifying as Christians; hardly a minority.
Source, please.
Promise Keeper

Spruce Grove, Canada

#43 Aug 25, 2012

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#44 Aug 25, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
from Newsday:
"During the debate on transgender clerics, one bishop said the proposal, if adopted, would bring about theological confusion. Another rose to say that confusion is precisely why the measure should pass. As it did, easily.
"At a special communion service after the victories, a lesbian bishop of the church recited an offering prayer thanking the 'Spirit of Life' for 'disordering our boundaries' and asking the non-specific, non-patriarchal spectre 'to feel your laughter'.
"Laughter indeed - but not the sort the liberal bishop was looking for, I fear.
"This is not to make fun of the dignity of sexual minorities, but rather to marvel at the way these Episcopal elites run like lemmings of the cliffs of progressive extremes."
I fail to see what acceptance of LGBT has to do with "falling faith in the US?"Christianity is based upon the Teachings of Our Lord."LOVE GOD;and,LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR."

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#45 Aug 25, 2012
STEPHMAR wrote:
<quoted text>I fail to see what acceptance of LGBT has to do with "falling faith in the US?"Christianity is based upon the Teachings of Our Lord."LOVE GOD;and,LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR."
Love isn't license to do whatever you want, sexually and otherwise, and many practicing Christians know it.
Rony

United States

#46 Aug 25, 2012
Why faith is falling in us bcz they have knowledge of true faith we are sinner even baby?Universe is created in six day?Child sex abuse .now 20 percent american believe in reincarnation yoga.atheism is increasing they want to know about true god

“Ecce! Sic transit gloria mundi”

Since: Oct 10

I See New Jerusalem From Here.

#47 Aug 25, 2012
MiddleWay wrote:
<quoted text>
Why don't you ever quote Jesus?
Because we don't know what Christ Jesus actually said or taught. We do know that it certainly wasn't Greek even if that is the language used in the New Testament?

Or

They are the part of the Body of the Anti-Christ and don't know what Christ Jesus taught.

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#48 Aug 25, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
<quoted text>
Love isn't license to do whatever you want, sexually and otherwise, and many practicing Christians know it.
Many "practicing Christians"don't even know what the term 'love'even means.Our Lord,Himself said"They will know that you follow me,by the Love you show one another."Joe,the majority of the Nazis who committed the Holocaust considered themselves Christians;and,many were even Roman Catholic.
Rizla

Minneapolis, MN

#50 Aug 25, 2012
MiddleWay wrote:
<quoted text>
Why don't you ever quote Jesus?
Regular normal Jesus or gay-NAMBLA-Jerry-Sandusky-Jesu s?

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#51 Aug 25, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
<quoted text>
... we know what it doesn't mean, and it doesn't mean license.
<quoted text>
Whatever religion they were born as, many nazis becasme practicing neo-pagans of Germany's ancient "blood and soil" sects.
Joe,in my opinion,Sex is the consumation and affirmation of the intense love we have for another person;regardless of gender.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#52 Aug 25, 2012
Promise Keeper wrote:
I'm sorry my message has offended so many. First, I'm not a dude. I'm female. Promise Keeper is a reference to God, my Abba, Father, Daddy.
As for North American, my sources are all Christians; pastors, google searches, reading. It's a subject I've been following and trying to understand myself.
I wrote from my heart. I prayed God would bless my message before I posted. He did just that. Precious few understand the changes in this world.
By the way, I attend a non denominational church. I don't go to arenas, or fire walks or seek any other means of receiving the Lord's message other than the living word of God and being still with Him.
PS...thank you for the lemons. I'll make lemonade and thank God for where He's leading me.
Just peace~~~~
Far better than "Google" is surfwax.com .

It's classic metasearch engine pre-sorts the collected data into categories.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#53 Aug 25, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
<quoted text>
Love isn't license to do whatever you want, sexually and otherwise, and many practicing Christians know it.
"Who told you that you are naked?"

Stop trying to make me ashamed that I am.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#54 Aug 25, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
from Newsday:
"During the debate on transgender clerics, one bishop said the proposal, if adopted, would bring about theological confusion. Another rose to say that confusion is precisely why the measure should pass. As it did, easily.
"At a special communion service after the victories, a lesbian bishop of the church recited an offering prayer thanking the 'Spirit of Life' for 'disordering our boundaries' and asking the non-specific, non-patriarchal spectre 'to feel your laughter'.
"Laughter indeed - but not the sort the liberal bishop was looking for, I fear.
"This is not to make fun of the dignity of sexual minorities, but rather to marvel at the way these Episcopal elites run like lemmings of the cliffs of progressive extremes."
I came across this recently ...

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Lililth_Satans_B ore

Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#55 Aug 25, 2012
wow my life

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Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#56 Aug 25, 2012
Lililth_Satans_Wh_ore wrote:
wow my life
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =eqZCG3LzVacXX&feature=rel ated
A single mom,minus ofcourse a deadbeat dad,trying to provide for her child,the only way she can.That is true love,in my opinion.She is more respectable than anyone of those damn wall street crooks.

Lililth_Satans_B ore

Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#57 Aug 25, 2012
STEPHMAR wrote:
<quoted text>A single mom,minus ofcourse a deadbeat dad,trying to provide for her child,the only way she can.That is true love,in my opinion.She is more respectable than anyone of those damn wall street crooks.
some crazy azz dude choked the luk out of me this morning... wt a fluckhead.. i hav brusses on my neck ..

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#58 Aug 25, 2012
Lililth_Satans_Wh_ore wrote:
<quoted text>some crazy azz dude choked the luk out of me this morning... wt a fluckhead.. i hav brusses on my neck ..
Have him arrested.

Lililth_Satans_B ore

Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#59 Aug 25, 2012
STEPHMAR wrote:
<quoted text>Have him arrested.
ohh no... thats a death wish

Lililth_Satans_B ore

Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#60 Aug 25, 2012
Lililth_Satans_Wh_ore wrote:
<quoted text>ohh no... thats a death wish
he wsas a christan thio ... cross an all
Hoodathunkit

De Graff, OH

#61 Aug 25, 2012
Promise Keeper wrote:
<quoted text>
Source, please.
There are sites all over the place that deal with demographics for countries.
Canada... https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-...
Religions:
Roman Catholic 42.6%, Protestant 23.3%(United Church 9.5%, Anglican 6.8%, Baptist 2.4%, Lutheran 2%), other Christian 4.4%, Muslim 1.9%, other and unspecified 11.8%, none 16%(2001 census)
United States... https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-...
Religions:
Protestant 51.3%, Roman Catholic 23.9%, Mormon 1.7%, other Christian 1.6%, Jewish 1.7%, Buddhist 0.7%, Muslim 0.6%, other or unspecified 2.5%, unaffiliated 12.1%, none 4%(2007 est.)
Mexico... https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-...
Religions:
Roman Catholic 76.5%, Protestant 5.2%(Pentecostal 1.4%, other 3.8%), Jehovah's Witnesses 1.1%, other 0.3%, unspecified 13.8%, none 3.1%(2000 census)

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