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    Harvard Study: Christianity Is Not Shrinking, But Growing Stronger In The US.

    Interesting!

    New Harvard Research Says U.S. Christianity Is Not Shrinking, But Growing Stronger

    Mainline churches are tanking as if they have super-sized millstones around their necks. Yes, these churches are hemorrhaging members in startling numbers, but many of those folks are not leaving Christianity. They are simply going elsewhere. Because of this shifting, other very different kinds of churches are holding strong in crowds and have been for as long as such data has been collected. In some ways, they are even growing. This is what this new research has found.

    The percentage of Americans who attend church more than once a week, pray daily, and accept the Bible as wholly reliable and deeply instructive to their lives has remained absolutely, steel-bar constant for the last 50 years or more, right up to today. These authors describe this continuity as “patently persistent.”

    The percentage of such people is also not small. One in three Americans prays multiple times a day, while one in 15 do so in other countries on average. Attending services more than once a week continues to be twice as high among Americans compared to the next highest-attending industrial country, and three times higher than the average comparable nation.

    One-third of Americans hold that the Bible is the actual word of God. Fewer than 10 percent believe so in similar countries. The United States “clearly stands out as exceptional,” and this exceptionalism has not been decreasing over time. In fact, these scholars determine that the percentages of Americans who are the most vibrant and serious in their faith is actually increasing a bit, “which is making the United States even more exceptional over time.”

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    Hence starlight's characterization of America as "weirdly religious."
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    Hence starlight's characterization of America as "weirdly religious."
    But all we hear is that the US is getting less religious, it seems that numbers of devout Christians has remained the same our up-ticked a bit more. It is the liberal churches that are taking it on the chin!
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    Hence starlight's characterization of America as "weirdly religious."
    We're just ahead of the curve!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teallaura View Post
    We're just ahead of the curve!
    Behind - way behind - in his estimation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    Hence starlight's characterization of America as "weirdly religious."
    This is about me, isn't it?

    1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    But all we hear is that the US is getting less religious, it seems that numbers of devout Christians has remained the same our up-ticked a bit more. It is the liberal churches that are taking it on the chin!
    And it's no wonder. I worked behind the scenes on a couple of big church conferences recently as part of my job, and I would have thought I was working a Democrat convention. So many churches trying to expand their appeal by refusing to condemn and even embracing sin, but it's having the opposite affect. You cant beat the world when you play by its rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    This is about me, isn't it?
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    Maybe the weirdly part

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    0000000000can't disagree.jpg
    Maybe the weirdly part
    Well, YEAH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    Behind - way behind - in his estimation.
    Which means we're really way ahead!

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