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Saturday, September 17, 2022

If recent trends in religious switching continue, Christians could make up less than half of the U.S. population within a few decades.

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Current Christians are doing everything they can to make sure young people stay far away from churches.

#1 | Posted by Sycophant at 2022-09-14 09:25 AM | Reply

Extremism is rampant in many parts of society, including religion.

This is a worldwide phenomena as neoliberals use extremism in politics, society, government, education, and religion to gin up the hatred of "the other" who may be different from you.

It's a very useful tactic to help boost their already successful drive to replace "the People" with the Big Corporations as the controllers of governments around the world.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2022-09-14 12:06 PM | Reply

Can't happen fast enough.

The quicker religion dies in the public sphere the better. Keep it in the home and places of worship and everyone will benefit.

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2022-09-14 12:15 PM | Reply

"It's a very useful tactic to help boost their already successful drive to replace "the People" with the Big Corporations as the controllers of governments around the world."

So you're saying that non-Christians aren't smart enough to know when they're being manipulated?

#4 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2022-09-14 12:42 PM | Reply

The "nones" are about 70-73% theists.

Atheism as a movement died years ago.

And organized religion is declining at about the same rate as civic groups.

The question is why?

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2022-09-14 01:00 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#4

Not what I meant, but now that you mention it ignorance isn't really particular about religiosity or not.

Only about a third of evangelicals are Trumpers.

I mean, Trump isn't religious, is he?


#6 | Posted by Corky at 2022-09-14 03:23 PM | Reply

Trump religious lol

The word faith is no longer something to be looked down on indeed it was that which got us through four years of Trump.

There were even songs about it.

www.youtube.com

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2022-09-14 04:28 PM | Reply

"Atheism as a movement died years ago"

Link?

onlysky.media

#8 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-09-14 04:53 PM | Reply

Article denies it's dead but admits their claim is in contrast to the opinions of others and then gives advise on how to keep it alive?

Sounds like people who say the shaker movement isn't dead.

#9 | Posted by Tor at 2022-09-14 09:00 PM | Reply

The topic is religion and people aren't all over it?

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2022-09-14 10:41 PM | Reply

Religion isn't that interesting.

#11 | Posted by RJSquirrel at 2022-09-15 08:06 AM | Reply

a worldwide phenomena ... to gin up the hatred of "the other" who may be different from you.
Previously this tool was held as an exclusive right of religion.

Only about a third of evangelicals are Trumpers.
Intentionally lying, obfuscating or just wrong?

Overall, 59% of voters who frequently attend religious services cast their ballot for Trump, while 40% chose Biden. About seven-in-ten White, non-Hispanic Americans who attend religious services at least monthly (71%) voted for Trump, while roughly a quarter (27%) voted for Biden. White evangelical Protestants have been among the Republican Party's most loyal constituencies, and this remained true in 2020. More than eight-in-ten White evangelical Protestant voters who attend religious services frequently (85%) voted for Trump in the most recent election, as did 81% of those who attend less frequently.

www.pewresearch.org

I mean, Trump isn't religious, is he?
This tacit will never wear out its' usefulness, will it?
Careful, Tor holds tight to his power as the final arbitrator of who is and isn't a real christian.
Trump says he is a christain. He says the bible is the best book ever written.
Does he need a stigmata? Is there some secret shibboleth?

ignorance isn't really particular about religiosity or not.
No. Of course not. There is no consequence in teaching children to set aside common sense and critical thinking for unfalsifiable supernatural wish thinking.
In a completely unrelated coincidence: All flat-earthers are religious, all young-earthers are religious, the ------- mutation community is 100% religious. You show me someone that doesn't believe in the moon landing, I'll show you someone that is certain god exist.

#12 | Posted by BluSky at 2022-09-15 08:42 AM | Reply

...mutilation..

#13 | Posted by BluSky at 2022-09-15 08:50 AM | Reply

I'm actually fairly liberal when it comes to allowing people to count themselves as theists that being said we know Trump is a compulsive liar and that he shows absolutely no traits of christianity.

When you look at Trump you behold a man who teargased a church.

#14 | Posted by Tor at 2022-09-15 12:48 PM | Reply

As atheists become comfortable living with Christians who are polite and acquiescent, don't be surprised when Muslims aren't and take advantage of this opportunity to force their beliefs on communities.

#15 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2022-09-15 08:36 PM | Reply

Liberals will foolishly think they will have the same impact they've on Christians but with Muslims.

Christianity and Islam are quite different despite atheist liberal foolish notions they are similar.

#16 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2022-09-15 08:41 PM | Reply

Irony is the hate of Islam is what awoke many liberals to the fact that new atheism was being lead by bigots.

#17 | Posted by Tor at 2022-09-16 01:44 PM | Reply

When was the last time a scientific theory was replaced with a religious explanation?

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-16 01:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

When was the last time Dawkins got laid?

#19 | Posted by Tor at 2022-09-16 02:08 PM | Reply

The poor, persecuted American Taliban. They don't get to persecute me for not believing their fairytales.

#20 | Posted by RJSquirrel at 2022-09-17 07:52 AM | Reply

Also, we should tax the churches.

#21 | Posted by RJSquirrel at 2022-09-17 07:52 AM | Reply

Yeah..tax churches that rake in more than 1,000,000. There should always be a limit to greed. There are pastors that complain they don't have nice watches.

#22 | Posted by Brennnn at 2022-09-17 09:44 AM | Reply

There was a song...

Woke up this mornin', turned on the t.v. set.
There in livin' color, was somethin' I can't forget.
This man was preachin' at me, yeah, layin' on the charm
Askin' me for twenty, with ten-thousand on his arm.
He wore designer clothes, and a big smile on his face
Tellin' me salvation while they sang Amazin' Grace.
Askin' me for money, when he had all the signs of wealth.
I almost wrote a check out, yeah, then I asked myself
Would He wear a pinky ring, would He drive a brand new car?
Would His wife wear furs and diamonds, would His dressin' room have a star?
If He came back tomorrow, well there's somethin' I'd like to know
Could ya tell me, would Jesus wear a Rolex on His television show?

--Ray Stevens

#23 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2022-09-18 05:55 PM | Reply

And organized religion is declining at about the same rate as civic groups.

The question is why?

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2022-09-14 01:00 PM | Reply | Flag

1. Prosperity gospel.
2. Catholic church sexual abuse.
3. Right wing fascists embrace of religion to push a fascist agenda.
4. Telling women what they can do with their bodies.
5. People have evolved past the days of a magical man in the sky to tell them how to be good people.
6. Science.
7. Right wing pastors preaching hate and intolerance.

Take your pick.

If you need the threat of eternal torture to be a good person, you are not a good person.

#24 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-09-19 08:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

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