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    Re: Most religious groups in USA have lost ground, survey finds

    Any regime that supresses freedom of thought, expression, and invention ends up dealing with a revolution in the long-term.

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    Re: Most religious groups in USA have lost ground, survey finds

    Quote Originally Posted by peepnklown View Post
    May be my fellow atheists can show their faces in public now.
    Maybe atheists can actually start *gasp* being represented nationally

    Source [Wikipedia | Religious affiliation in the United States Senate]

    The following list compares reported religious affiliations of U. S. Senators to religious statistics of the demographics of the United States:

    • International Church of the Foursquare Gospel are represented by 1% of the Senate for 0.1% of the population (10.00x)
    • Jews are represented by 14% of the Senate for 1.4% of the population. (10.00x)
    • Episcopalians are represented by 7% of the Senate for 1.8% of the population. (5.55x)
    • Latter-Day Saints are represented by 6% of the Senate for 1.4% of the population. (4.29x)
    • Presbyterians are represented by 14% of the Senate for 2.8% of the population. (2.50x)
    • Methodists are represented by 8% of the Senate for 7.2% of the population. (1.11x)
    • Catholics are represented by 26% of the Senate for 25.9% of the population. (1.00x)
    • Lutherans are represented by 3% of the Senate for 4.6% of the population. (0.65x)
    • Baptists are represented by 8% of the Senate for 17.2% of the population. (0.46x)
    • Unaligned are represented by 0% of the Senate for 15.0% of the population. (0.000000000x)
    I wouldn't count on it, though
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    Re: Most religious groups in USA have lost ground, survey finds

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    so it's indicative to you that religion is correct because it's primarily practiced by people squatting in huts without electricity?

    god forbid we abandon the "successful" Calcutta model instead of tried and failed Copenhagen model.
    Not at all. It is indicative to me that a religion is correct if through prayer God reveals directly to an individual it is true. The scriptures teach the meek and honest in heart will have their prayers answered. To the arrogant its foolishness. There rich and poor individuals who have had revelation, the Mormons and Jews are hardly people living in huts. Higher wealth and "education" can be a weakness to some people towards pride.

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    Re: Most religious groups in USA have lost ground, survey finds

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I'll admit it. I shed a tear. The poor people around the world. In other words the group that is made up in overwhelming number by what we in Western society consider : the uneducated, the uncivilized, the miserable. Are the people who have faith in God. Is that an argument as to why we should believe in God? Because the majority of this planet which is made up of unfortunate sops who've never seen anything but suffering believe in God? Pretty strong. I mean if I'd never eaten anything other then dried corn and rice I'd probably believe in God to. Why not? I'd have nothing else to hope for other then a happy ending when my suffering is over. On the other hand if I had been born in say Sweden and had enjoyed at the very least a balanced diet with the essentials. Then I wouldn't have as much a need to focus on what is at the proverbial end of the road. It sounds to me like you just made an argument for how the human spirit always seems to able to imagine a reward after hardship.
    What an absurd non-factual argument. The richest and most educated among us are devoutly religious and many being Catholic.

    This is as absurd as suggesting that Governments can confiscate the wealth of the people who create jobs and re-distributes them to the poor to elevate their status.

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    Re: Most religious groups in USA have lost ground, survey finds

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    What an absurd non-factual argument. The richest and most educated among us are devoutly religious and many being Catholic.
    Do you have any statistics to back that up?

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    Re: Most religious groups in USA have lost ground, survey finds

    Quote Originally Posted by dclxvinoise View Post
    Do you have any statistics to back that up?
    With little or no effort let's start with John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, Barrack Obama, and Joe Lieberman.....would you like me to go on? John Forbes, General Patton, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice......the list is very long to the rich, highly educated and powerful who have faith in religion.

    Good lord, to even ask that question speaks volumes to your apparent willful ignorance; I know you are smarter than this so why troll?

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    Re: Most religious groups in USA have lost ground, survey finds

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    With little or no effort let's start with John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, Barrack Obama, and Joe Lieberman.....would you like me to go on? John Forbes, General Patton, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice......the list is very long to the rich, highly educated and powerful who have faith in religion.
    That hardly backs up your claim. You only listed 7 people there.

    Good lord, to even ask that question speaks volumes to your apparent willful ignorance; I know you are smarter than this so why troll?
    I asked you a simple question. How is that trolling?

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    Re: Most religious groups in USA have lost ground, survey finds

    Quote Originally Posted by dclxvinoise View Post
    That hardly backs up your claim. You only listed 7 people there.


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    Yeah he needs a few more million

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    Re: Most religious groups in USA have lost ground, survey finds

    Quote Originally Posted by dclxvinoise View Post
    That hardly backs up your claim. You only listed 7 people there.

    I asked you a simple question. How is that trolling?
    Yes, it was just seven people among the millions who do not fit the warped and absurd suggestion by Hatuey that only the poor sobs of society can have religions faith and thus be used by those in power.

    Letís once again try to get you to focus like a laser on the original farcical statement as you attempt to project:

    Originally Posted by Hatuey
    Ö the uneducated, the uncivilized, the miserable. Are the people who have faith in God. Is that an argument as to why we should believe in God? Because the majority of this planet which is made up of unfortunate sops who've never seen anything but suffering believe in God? Pretty strong.


    I guess when you troll you also refuse to focus on the thread topic and premise of your fellow trolls who attempt to lower the thread debate to the lowest common denominator.

    Carry on; your clown like attempts to avoid facts is not even amusing any more.

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    Re: Most religious groups in USA have lost ground, survey finds

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    Yes, it was just seven people among the millions who do not fit the warped and absurd suggestion by Hatuey that only the poor sobs of society can have religions faith and thus be used by those in power.
    I don't think that he was trying to overgeneralize, though. He made an assertion that actually made sense and you replied by making a generalization without backing it up. I was merely asking for proof of your assertion, which you've yet to provide.

    Letís once again try to get you to focus like a laser on the original farcical statement as you attempt to project:

    Originally Posted by Hatuey
    Ö the uneducated, the uncivilized, the miserable. Are the people who have faith in God. Is that an argument as to why we should believe in God? Because the majority of this planet which is made up of unfortunate sops who've never seen anything but suffering believe in God? Pretty strong.


    I guess when you troll you also refuse to focus on the thread topic and premise of your fellow trolls who attempt to lower the thread debate to the lowest common denominator.
    Like I said, I asked a simple question. I didn't attack you and I wasn't trying to troll. If you have no interest in answering my question without insulting me just let me know and I'll stop trying to have a reasonable conversation with you.

    Carry on; your clown like attempts to avoid facts is not even amusing any more.
    Dude, I just asked you a question.
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