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

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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    My main point is about Jim's claim that two thirds of Americans think the Bible is bunk. That is just false, even the 40% of liberal Christians left think the Bible is inspired, though not always literal. Which tracks with the poll I linked where 70% of Americans think that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
    Yes, Jim is on rather less firm ground there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shunyadragon View Post
    In some ways I agree. The percentage of fundamentalists rejecting evolution and a universe billions of years old is higher than any other developed country in the world.
    And they, the fundamentalists, are of course those christians as a group who, according to the authors of the study, are holding strong to their faith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimL View Post
    And they, the fundamentalists, are of course those christians as a group who, according to the authors of the study, are holding strong to their faith.
    You're on shaky ground here. link

    I've highlighted the fundamentalists for you:
    fundies.JPG

    That's not close to covering the 1/3 or so devout Christians, Jim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shunyadragon View Post
    I believe you have misinterpreted JimL. He is referring to the fundamentalists who believe that the Bible is the literal actual word of God. This is not comparable to those who are Christian and believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
    No, Jim's math does not work that way. Jim's assertion was that 2/3rds of Americans deemed it 'hogwash' - and the numbers do not bear that out at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    You're on shaky ground here. link

    I've highlighted the fundamentalists for you:
    fundies.JPG

    That's not close to covering the 1/3 or so devout Christians, Jim.
    Wow, this is even more interesting...

    Same Source:


    Belief in God among nothing in particulars.jpg

    Their 'nothing in particular' category makes up 15.8% of 'religious nones' (unaffiliated) which includes atheist/agnostic. This is the larges segment of the category and look how it actually breaks down.

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    Let's just say that the rumors of the death of Christianity have been greatly exaggerated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    Let's just say that the rumors of the death of Christianity have been greatly exaggerated.
    And God can do wonders, even with a small remnant...
    Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    Let's just say that the rumors of the death of Christianity have been greatly exaggerated.
    So I shouldn't quit my day job?





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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    Let's just say that the rumors of the death of Christianity have been greatly exaggerated.
    No one suggested it was dead, only that it is slowly dying the way that all myths eventually do.
    Last edited by JimL; 07-11-2018 at 08:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimL View Post
    No one suggested it was dead, only that it is slowly dying the way that all myths eventually do.
    The polls in question don't support that at all, you realize.

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