According to a study done by the Pew Research Center 22.8% of Americans do not affiliate with any religion. That’s up from 16.1% in 2007. That’s promising. I would give credit to the internet and the wealth of information out there for this. If that trend continues, the non-religious could be the majority in 50 years. Chances are that the rate will increase and it will happen even quicker.
Here is the study: http://www.pewforum.org/religious-landscape-study/
I’ve never understood how people can try to use a book that was written over the course of 1500 years by 40 different people in a period that didn’t really understand or know much about this world, to prove there is a god. It’s not evidence. You need more. When I read this article I thought I was about to read something that could possibly give good reasoning and evidence to a god, but it was again just trying to use the bible.
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Why is it ok for god to not obey his own commandments but we are expected to? The two I’m referring to are murder and coveting. We are not supposed to kill but he killed just about everyone in the flood, and we’re not supposed to be jealous or covet but he calls himself a jealous god and we are not allowed to have other gods or worship anything or anyone else. Just in case somebody decides to bring it up, I’m not saying we should be allowed to kill, I’m saying this god has some double standards.
If hell is supposed to be an eternity of punishment, and the devil rules it, wouldn’t he be happy to get more people and not punish them?
I strive to be as good a person as possible. I try to not judge other people. It’s a battle every day, but one I feel is worth fighting. If everyone just cared about others even just half as much as they care about themselves, this world would be amazing. That’s no secret. But not just family or friends. All people. People you pass in the street. That you see at the store. I would urge everyone to start thinking about how their actions and their words effect those around them. Christians, atheists, black, white, old, young, fat, skinny, all of the above we all share this place we are living. Why spend the short amount of time we have letting little petty things anger us.
Don’t be petty.
This is probably my favorite speech. He does quote the Bible at one point, but the verse talks about the kingdom of god being in all of us people. Its 74 years old and still holds up…
One thing I hear and even used myself growing up when arguing the case for creationism was how perfectly distanced the sun and moon was from us to be able to inhabit this earth, it had to have been placed that way for us. My view on that has done a 180. The way I see it now is BECAUSE of the positioning of the sun and moon that the Earth was able to produce life and produce it in the way that it did.
Another thing is the complexity of life. How could such complex beings happen by “accident”? Again, in the unfathomable amount of time that has gone by that since the moment of the big bang and the moment the simplest organisms came into being, there has been plenty of time for them to evolve into the organisms around today.
…should not be played at sporting events. Even more I should not be asked to stand up for the singing of it. Being in St. Louis, I looooove the Cardinals. And I will continue to go to games and have a great time. But I don’t think that something with a religious affiliation should be played. If there is a Christian night at the ballpark (which they do) then fine, I can understand and would expect that kind of thing. But not in a situation when there are 45,000ish people of all different religions, ethnic groups, and backgrounds in general who came together for the love of baseball and their hometown team. So, I will continue to stay seated during that song, and stand when the national anthem is played. Go Cards!
It was a gorgeous night for a game.