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Survey: One in five Americans has no religion

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  1. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    Note: This is not just Atheist/agnostic. It's anyone not affiliated with an organized religion. Hell, that's probably most of Wackbag.


    Sorry about the trolling source:
    religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/09/survey-one-in-five-americans-is-religiously-unaffiliated/?hpt=hp_c1


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  2. Lord Zero

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    This is good news.
     
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    Oh life, it's bigger, it's bigger than you. Oh no, I've said too much.
     
  4. Pigdango

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    you certainly have. oof.
     
  5. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    On the contrary, I don't think you've said enough.
     
  6. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    I thought that I heard you laughing.


    That's how the non-affiliated laughs.
     
  7. whiskeyguy

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    This makes sense... organized religion has held itself back so much that it's quickly becoming a joke to even people who believe in a god/higher power.

    I was surprised to see that only 13 million Americans are agnostic/atheist... that's only 4% of the population. For some reason I thought atheists/agnostics made up around 15% of Americans... but perhaps that was including the unaffiliated religious.
     
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    That's a great way to look at it.
     
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    Oh Mighty Odin, watch over my family with a mighty sword to deliver a deathblow to those that would harm them. Let me bath in the blood of all those that stand in the way of my quest for beer and large breasts. When I die, let it be a horrible and blood spattering affair where my name will echo in your halls of lamented lore. Upon my arrival to Valhalla, let me battle other fallen warriors for your glory and let my reward of hot tubs filled with fat titted wenches as I suckle at their whiskey engorged teats never end! Let our snowballs fights be epic!!!
     
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    Organized religion is the biggest scam, right after government.
     
  11. Wrecktum

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    Most people I know only care about the jeeezoooos are the people that fear eternal damnnation if they don't at least side with the jeeezooos

    Posted from smoke signal
     
  12. Ballbuster1

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    I was raised Episcopalian but stopped going years ago.
    I married a Catholic and we raised the kids that way
    but that was the wife's wishes. I couldn't care less.
    They way you live your life is way more important than
    what you do 1 day a week and on certain holidays.
     
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  13. Lord Zero

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    P.S., And bring back Firefly and Clerks: The Animated Series.
     
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    C N E Catholic here....went to Catholic school until College...wanted to become a priest in grade school. Jesuits, girls, and hormones fixed that.
     
  15. Jacuzzi Billy

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    That's not good enough. Every answer other than agnostic is equally annoying to me.
     
  16. whiskeyguy

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    I'm extremely agnostic, but don't mind other answers as long as people aren't trying to force their opinion on me. I really have a problem when people start trying to ban crosses at the 9/11 memorial or teach Christianity as anything but philosophy in text books.
     
  17. Jacuzzi Billy

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    Extremist!!!

    I want to be a part of an extremist agnostic group. If you are an agnostic, aren't you already an extremist by definition?
     
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  19. Lord Zero

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    To be fair, crosses do look like crosshairs.
    One of my favorite episodes.
     
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    After all the body blows science has dealt religion in the last 100 years it's amazing 80% still have an affiliation. The Old Testament used to be taken literally, but now most functional thinkers are forced to consider it "allegorical". I just read an essay by Mark Twain from about 1905 when his wife and all but one of his kids were dead and he was pretty grumpy about the Big Guy. Leeuwenhoek and Jenner had proved that there were millions of species of invisible bacteria on the planet, and Twain was contemplating how Noah must have handled them on the Ark. He concluded Noah and his family must have been swollen up like sausages for 40 days and nights, acting as hosts to millions of species of bacteria.
     
  21. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    Meanwhile, I find nothing to be more of a cop out than labeling yourself agnostic. I'd rather someone declare themselves non denominational. Agnostic just means you're too afraid to admit you're atheist, IMO.
     
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    Why would a person be afraid to admit they are an atheist? If someone asks me what I believe, I never think myself, "Hurry, say agnostic instead of atheist or else you will pay!!!" And for me, agnostic and atheist have nothing to do with each other, I know they often get lumped together and that should't happen.
     
  23. whiskeyguy

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    I think you're wrong here. While people may claim to be agnostic out of laziness, it's a valid (probably the most valid) philosophical belief. Atheists believe there's no god, the religious believe there is. Agnostics simply acknowledge that there's not enough information, and that people are not smart enough, to make a determination. Some agnostics lean atheist, while others lean religious. I've bounced back and forth between the two, but have called myself agnostic since I took the time to actually consider/question religion in high school.

    In my mind an atheist that makes a claim that god absolutely doesn't exist is just as intellectually dishonest as a Catholic that makes the claim that their god absolutely does exist.
     
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    Stop being a pussy!!!
     
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    I'm an agnostic, but I call myself an atheist because the word annoys the type of people I love to annoy.
     

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