Take a look at this American Religious Identification Survey website:
It shows that 15% of American noted they had no religion, and the biggest "challange to Christianity" come from the rejection of all forms of organized religion. That's almost 50 million people in todays numbers. These aren't card carrying athiests, but I had no idea the number was that high. Are these numbers accurate?
So true. I wonder what would happen if we did? If we picked on candidate, collected a big pool of money and gave it to them. Do you think that would damage the candidate in the public eye? I give money to candidates often, but they never know that I'm an atheist. It would be an interesting experiment to pool money for one candidate and see what happens.
I like it. As far as I know, there's only one avowed atheist in public service. From California - where else. But you need to pick a politician who is incidently an atheist, not just an atheist running on an atheist platform. I bet there are several in office already. I'm guessing Barney Frank MA, that comic senator from Minn., Bernie Sanders Vt., Kerry Ma., Schwarzenneger, et al.
I agree Susan, the 15% (50 million) is not indicative of just non-believers, but also inclusive of those not following any organized religion and towards Deistic beliefs. But its still good news and an "evolutionary step" in the right direction: Animism>Polytheism>Monotheism>Deism>Agnostisim>Atheism! Kent
• The challenge to Christianity in
the U.S. does not come from other
religions but rather from a rejection of
all forms of organized religion.
The future looks bright with revelations like this