Monday, June 23, 2008

WHY AMERICANS HAVE A HARD TIME FACING FACTS

WASHINGTON POST A poll, by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, has found that nearly three-fourths of Americans believe in heaven as a place where people who have led good lives will be eternally rewarded. And almost 60 percent believe in hell, where people who have led bad lives and die without repenting are eternally punished, the poll found. Majorities also believe that angels and demons are at work in the world and that miracles occur today as they did in ancient times.

5 Comments:

At June 24, 2008 9:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Christians" are so selective about their beliefs. They'll believe that angels look out for them, but they ignore the parts of the bible where they are told to take responsibility for themselves. They'll claim New Orleans flooded because of queers and other sinners, but I don't hear anyone suggesting Iowa was flooded because of all the religious hippocrites who live there.

 
At June 24, 2008 11:00 AM, Blogger *Trixie Meanie said...

It makes sense- take away liability, and there is no accountability. What happened to the people in this country? Is it mostly a poor education? It's something to be concerned about when so many superstitious people are running things.

 
At June 25, 2008 6:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

will aver that some of the most intelligent, insightful people I've ever met would describe themselves as religious, I myself prefer the word spiritual. I think it's sophomoric to lump all religious persons together. However, I'm appalled by those who claim to have the ear of God and are clearly into vindictiveness and retribution while ignoring cautions against pronouncing judgement and are apparently complete strangers to compassion. Still I think this quote from the Arkansas Times (arktimes.com) is funny.
"Quotable

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor appears in the trailer for Bill Maher's coming film on God and religion, “Religulous.” After Maher poses a question about electing politicians who believe in a talking snake (a Biblical reference in case you didn't know), Pryor comes on the screen and comments, “You don't have to pass an IQ test to be in the Senate.”

 
At June 26, 2008 12:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As humans we are hardwired to believe in supernatural powers when nothing else works.

 
At June 26, 2008 4:24 AM, Anonymous Faith-based desperation said...

You don't need to be a "Christian" to fall into this trap, or even believe in God. I know a number of people indoctrinated into the "Law of Attraction" who have watched the movies "The Secret" and "What the Bleep Do We Know" who are right now trying to manifest peace on Earth, through nothing more than thinking about it. No political action needed, no effort speaking out against injustice, no need to stay informed an the war atrocities or draconian legislation, no change in consumption habits, no letters to the editor or politician: just manifest the reality you want by thinking about it.

Of course, if it doesn't work, you'll have to shell out a few hundred $$$ for books, seminars, and instructional DVDs to scammers Bob proctor or Abraham-Hicks, explaining how your improper thoughts are preventing your dreams from becoming true.

At least one spiritual adviser had the honesty to say: If you honestly believe you alone created your entire reality, right down to your shoes, then go live on a mountaintop for a year and try to manifest an iPod out of thin air. Reality is a co-creation and we're all in this together.

 

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