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The preaching work we are doing is clarifying some things!! LOL

Lot of work to do otherwise. :huh:


Three-quarters of U.S. adults say they believe in God, down from 82 percent in 2005, 2007 and 2009, a Harris Poll indicates.

The Harris Poll found 57 percent of U.S. adult say they believe in the virgin birth of Jesus, down from 60 percent in 2005, and 72 percent say they believe in miracles, down from 79 percent in 2005, while 68 percent say they believe in heaven, down from 75 percent. Sixty-eight percent say they believe Jesus is God or the son of God, down from 72 percent; and 65 percent say they believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, down from 70 percent.

Sixty-four percent say they believe in the survival of the soul after death, down from 69 percent in 2005; 58 percent say they believe in the devil, down from 62 percent; 58 percent say they believe in hell, down from 62 percent.

Forty-seven percent say they believe in Darwin's theory of evolution, compared to 42 percent in 2005.

The survey found 42 percent of adults say they believe in ghosts, 36 percent say they believe in creationism, 36 percent say they believe in UFOs, 29 percent say they believe in astrology, 26 percent say they believe in witches and 24 percent say they believe in reincarnation, or that they were once another person.

Just under 2-in-10 U.S. adults described themselves as very religious, with an additional 4-in-10 describing themselves as somewhat religious down from 49 percent in 2007. Twenty-three percent of Americans identified themselves as not at all religious, nearly double the 12 percent reported in 2007.

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I'm not surprised that the statistics would tell such a story.  I've been on various forums for many years, and one local one in particular, that have off-topic sub-forums.  Seems like now if anyone brings up any sort of religious comment, it quickly devolves into how stupid anyone is to believe in God.  There are sometimes maybe one or two people that will speak up in defense of their beliefs, but for the most part everyone seems science driven.  Science is the new religion, and it always amuses me to see people discredit the Bible as a book written by man while proclaiming their beliefs in scientific discoveries and thoughts from none other than men.  Or they will try to rip the Bible apart for being contradictory, yet the science that they proclaim to follow is rife with men that disagree with one another in their findings.  God and/or Biblical characters seem to be relegated to the roles of fictional characters much like in the movies.  It is now seen as a good story, with lessons to be learned, but nothing of substance, from what I've seen and experienced.

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