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Old September 6th, 2017, 12:18 PM   #1
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New survey of American religious affiliations

A new survey done by the Public Relations Research Institute on the religious affiliations of Americans has been publish. This post is excerpts from an Axios story on it. Both the Axios story and the original PRRI publication are linked below.

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White Christians now make up only 43% of the American population, according to a survey of 101,000 Americans by PRRI. The share of those who claim to be unaffiliated with religion has grown to 24%, up from a low of 6% in 1991, and 38% of young Americans (18-30) say they are unaffiliated.

Why it matters: This is a dramatic demographic change in the U.S., which has been dominated historically by white protestant Christians. In 1976, 81% of Americans identified as white and Christian with 55% claiming Protestantism. Now those numbers are 43% and 30%, and this trend is likely to continue, as the younger generations are increasingly less likely to identify as white and Christian and more likely to identify as unaffiliated.
https://www.axios.com/white-christia...mpaign=organic

Lots more data here: https://www.prri.org/research/americ...-unaffiliated/
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People are still religious, but More NON WHITES are becoming Christian

God did say make DICIPLES of ALL nations. We are doing our job.
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Belief in the supernatural is inversely proportional to education.
More education, less superstition.
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Belief in the supernatural is inversely proportional to education.
More education, less superstition.
I have a Masters of Science in Clinical Microbiology

What did Einstein say about God?

I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details.

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

God does not play dice with the universe. God is subtle but he is not malicious

My favorite quite of Einstein paraphrase (God has a purpose, and he is sneaky but he is not mean.)
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This explains the white snowflakes whining about being replaced. They know they are losing their majority status. They know how they have treated minorities. They fear as Reverand Jeremiah Wright once said "The chickens are coming home to roost......God damned America".......LOL.......Thus the rise of right wing white supremacist affiliation.......The snowflakes are getting nervous folks and Chump knows how to play these fools like fiddles.
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Camelot, you think making America another Brazil will work out? People like you are so dangerous to the future of the nation with your approval of the evil Jeremiah Wright. Useful idiots such as you will be the first to go down though should your perverse wish in your post come to pass.

And note that it is always whites who rule in Cuba under the Marxist regime, which I am sure is a favorite of yours.

In the end though, you probably really don't believe what you posted, just a child throwing rocks on the internet

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I have a Masters of Science in Clinical Microbiology

What did Einstein say about God?

I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details.

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

God does not play dice with the universe. God is subtle but he is not malicious

My favorite quite of Einstein paraphrase (God has a purpose, and he is sneaky but he is not mean.)

Yes, let's get some more quotes from Einstein about god:

"The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this."

"I believe in Spinoza's God who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, not in a God who concerns himself with the fates and actions of human beings."

"It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it."

"It seems to me that the idea of a personal God is an anthropological concept which I cannot take seriously. I also cannot imagine some will or goal outside the human sphere.... Science has been charged with undermining morality, but the charge is unjust. A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death."

"I cannot conceive of a personal God who would directly influence the actions of individuals, or would directly sit in judgment on creatures of his own creation. I cannot do this in spite of the fact that mechanistic causality has, to a certain extent, been placed in doubt by modern science. My religiosity consists in a humble admiration of the infinitely superior spirit that reveals itself in the little that we, with our weak and transitory understanding, can comprehend of reality. Morality is of the highest importanceóbut for us, not for God."
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Camelot, you think making America another Brazil will work out? People like you are so dangerous to the future of the nation with your approval of the evil Jeremiah Wright. Useful idiots such as you will be the first to go down though should your perverse wish in your post come to pass.

And note that it is always whites who rule in Cuba under the Marxist regime, which I am sure is a favorite of yours.

In the end though, you probably really don't believe what you posted, just a child throwing rocks on the internet
But Batista was probably just right wing enough to give you warm fuzzies, right?
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But Batista was probably just right wing enough to give you warm fuzzies, right?
His post made no sense. The racial and religious demographics are changing in this country. That is a fact. This rise in white nationalism along with accompanying chants of "Take our country back" sounds so weak because the demographic writing is on the wall. Social evolution will move forward despite their whining. His post was non-responsive to the thread topic.
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Yes, let's get some more quotes from Einstein about god:

"The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this."

"I believe in Spinoza's God who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, not in a God who concerns himself with the fates and actions of human beings."

"It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it."

"It seems to me that the idea of a personal God is an anthropological concept which I cannot take seriously. I also cannot imagine some will or goal outside the human sphere.... Science has been charged with undermining morality, but the charge is unjust. A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death."

"I cannot conceive of a personal God who would directly influence the actions of individuals, or would directly sit in judgment on creatures of his own creation. I cannot do this in spite of the fact that mechanistic causality has, to a certain extent, been placed in doubt by modern science. My religiosity consists in a humble admiration of the infinitely superior spirit that reveals itself in the little that we, with our weak and transitory understanding, can comprehend of reality. Morality is of the highest importanceóbut for us, not for God."
He said he did not believe in a personal God.. Which is correct, GOD in Judism is not a PERSONAL God which is JEWISH DOCTRINE. (He didn't become personal until He Became man and dwelt among us as Jesus Christ.)

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