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Apr 14, 2019 17:25:50   #
HonorNCourage57
 
God Help Us: Atheism Becomes Largest Religion In U.S.
As religiosity has declined, social ills have abounded.
Ralf-Finn Hestoft / Getty

By Michael J. Knowles
@michaeljknowles
April 14, 2019

For the first time in history, atheists constitute the largest religious group in America. According to the General Social Survey, the number of Americans who have no religion has increased 266% over the past three decades and now account for 23.1% of the population, just barely edging out Catholics and Evangelicals as the nation’s dominant faith. Mainline Protestant churches have suffered the greatest collapse, declining 62.5% since 1982 and now comprising just 10.8% of the U.S. population.

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Pete Buttigieg Says It's Hard To Imagine Trump Believes In God Based On His Actions

As religiosity has declined, social ills have abounded. Nearly one in five American adults suffers from anxiety disorders, which now constitute the most common mental illness in the country. One in six Americans takes antidepressant drugs, a 65% surge over just 15 years. The problem is particularly acute among younger Americans. While depression diagnoses have increased 33% since 2013, that number is up 47% among Millennials and 63% among teenagers. Coincidentally, suicide rates among American teenagers have increased by 70% since 2006. American life expectancy declined again last year, as Americans continue to drug and kill themselves at record rates.

Social scientists have long since established the link between religiosity and life satisfaction. As social psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky observes, people who attend religious services several times each week are nearly twice as likely as those who worship less than once a month to describe themselves as “very happy.” Such psychologists simply state the obvious: the belief that God loves you and that you will live with him in eternity offers greater consolation than the view of death as a dirt nap that stiffens you into worm food.


Religious people are also significantly more likely to engage in happy-making behaviors, such as getting and staying married. A study released in 2017 affirmed what countless others had already shown: married couples report higher life satisfaction than their single, divorced, and widowed neighbors. That satisfaction tends to last beyond the honeymoon and well into old age.

The misery epidemic threatens not merely American households but also our halls of power. The late Andrew Breitbart observed that politics is downstream of culture, and culture in turn is downstream of religion. “Cult” and “culture” are etymologically related, and a culture is defined by what it worships. A materialistic culture worships wealth; a licentious culture worships sex; a godly culture worships God. But “our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people,” as John Adams wrote to the Massachusetts militia in 1798. “It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

A miserable politics awaits us when the irreligious rot flows downstream. Who but God can help us now?


http://www.thedailywire.com



Please Lord!!!! Please!!! we must destroy those who do not believe in the Goodness of You and we must all stand together and protect what is Good and Pure and destroy the Evil. I am a True Blue Christian, and i will fight to destroy all that is Evil. Now what do Y'all believe? Bring God back Home and Destroy all who do not follow his Word. AMEN!!!AMEN!!!

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Apr 14, 2019 17:27:34   #
Liberty Tree (a regular here)
 
HonorNCourage57 wrote:
God Help Us: Atheism Becomes Largest Religion In U.S.
As religiosity has declined, social ills have abounded.
Ralf-Finn Hestoft / Getty

By Michael J. Knowles
@michaeljknowles
April 14, 2019

For the first time in history, atheists constitute the largest religious group in America. According to the General Social Survey, the number of Americans who have no religion has increased 266% over the past three decades and now account for 23.1% of the population, just barely edging out Catholics and Evangelicals as the nation’s dominant faith. Mainline Protestant churches have suffered the greatest collapse, declining 62.5% since 1982 and now comprising just 10.8% of the U.S. population.

Current Time 0:09
Duration 0:47
Pete Buttigieg Says It's Hard To Imagine Trump Believes In God Based On His Actions

As religiosity has declined, social ills have abounded. Nearly one in five American adults suffers from anxiety disorders, which now constitute the most common mental illness in the country. One in six Americans takes antidepressant drugs, a 65% surge over just 15 years. The problem is particularly acute among younger Americans. While depression diagnoses have increased 33% since 2013, that number is up 47% among Millennials and 63% among teenagers. Coincidentally, suicide rates among American teenagers have increased by 70% since 2006. American life expectancy declined again last year, as Americans continue to drug and kill themselves at record rates.

Social scientists have long since established the link between religiosity and life satisfaction. As social psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky observes, people who attend religious services several times each week are nearly twice as likely as those who worship less than once a month to describe themselves as “very happy.” Such psychologists simply state the obvious: the belief that God loves you and that you will live with him in eternity offers greater consolation than the view of death as a dirt nap that stiffens you into worm food.


Religious people are also significantly more likely to engage in happy-making behaviors, such as getting and staying married. A study released in 2017 affirmed what countless others had already shown: married couples report higher life satisfaction than their single, divorced, and widowed neighbors. That satisfaction tends to last beyond the honeymoon and well into old age.

The misery epidemic threatens not merely American households but also our halls of power. The late Andrew Breitbart observed that politics is downstream of culture, and culture in turn is downstream of religion. “Cult” and “culture” are etymologically related, and a culture is defined by what it worships. A materialistic culture worships wealth; a licentious culture worships sex; a godly culture worships God. But “our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people,” as John Adams wrote to the Massachusetts militia in 1798. “It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

A miserable politics awaits us when the irreligious rot flows downstream. Who but God can help us now?


http://www.thedailywire.com



Please Lord!!!! Please!!! we must destroy those who do not believe in the Goodness of You and we must all stand together and protect what is Good and Pure and destroy the Evil. I am a True Blue Christian, and i will fight to destroy all that is Evil. Now what do Y'all believe? Bring God back Home and Destroy all who do not follow his Word. AMEN!!!AMEN!!!
God Help Us: Atheism Becomes Largest Religion In U... (show quote)


You can thank decades of liberalism in our schools and courts for this.

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Apr 14, 2019 17:31:34   #
HonorNCourage57
 
Liberty Tree wrote:
You can thank decades of liberalism in our schools and courts for this.





Yes!! You are totally Right!!! Liberty Tree, and this should be stopped!!! once and for all. and Bring back the Goodness of our Holy Father, AMEN!!!

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Apr 14, 2019 17:37:41   #
Noraa (a regular here)
 
Liberty Tree wrote:
You can thank decades of liberalism in our schools and courts for this.


I agree with you but I don't believe we should destroy everyone that doesn't believe in God. Sounds too much like Muslims.

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Apr 14, 2019 17:52:16   #
nwtk2007 (a regular here)
 
It's not atheism, it's just bad people ignoring the basics, or not taking biblical teachings as literal truth. I don't agree with much of what "they" are or claim to be "OK," but I see their positioning on "some" issues.

But some things just cannot be ignored. Abortion, for one. It is abhorrent. There's no two ways about it.

I think gender confusion is just stupid in 99.9% of the cases. I don't like the idea that guys can go into little girl's restrooms/locker rooms or compete in girls sports. It's just wrong at the base level.

I could care less about gay's but I'm still grossed out by guys kissing and holding hands. Ick! But what can I say. They probably don't like turnip greens and that offends me! Lol!

It's a world gone mad. I hope my daughters survive it!

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Apr 14, 2019 18:04:48   #
PeterS (a regular here)
 
HonorNCourage57 wrote:
God Help Us: Atheism Becomes Largest Religion In U.S.
As religiosity has declined, social ills have abounded.
Ralf-Finn Hestoft / Getty

By Michael J. Knowles
@michaeljknowles
April 14, 2019

For the first time in history, atheists constitute the largest religious group in America. According to the General Social Survey, the number of Americans who have no religion has increased 266% over the past three decades and now account for 23.1% of the population, just barely edging out Catholics and Evangelicals as the nation’s dominant faith. Mainline Protestant churches have suffered the greatest collapse, declining 62.5% since 1982 and now comprising just 10.8% of the U.S. population.

Current Time 0:09
Duration 0:47
Pete Buttigieg Says It's Hard To Imagine Trump Believes In God Based On His Actions

As religiosity has declined, social ills have abounded. Nearly one in five American adults suffers from anxiety disorders, which now constitute the most common mental illness in the country. One in six Americans takes antidepressant drugs, a 65% surge over just 15 years. The problem is particularly acute among younger Americans. While depression diagnoses have increased 33% since 2013, that number is up 47% among Millennials and 63% among teenagers. Coincidentally, suicide rates among American teenagers have increased by 70% since 2006. American life expectancy declined again last year, as Americans continue to drug and kill themselves at record rates.

Social scientists have long since established the link between religiosity and life satisfaction. As social psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky observes, people who attend religious services several times each week are nearly twice as likely as those who worship less than once a month to describe themselves as “very happy.” Such psychologists simply state the obvious: the belief that God loves you and that you will live with him in eternity offers greater consolation than the view of death as a dirt nap that stiffens you into worm food.


Religious people are also significantly more likely to engage in happy-making behaviors, such as getting and staying married. A study released in 2017 affirmed what countless others had already shown: married couples report higher life satisfaction than their single, divorced, and widowed neighbors. That satisfaction tends to last beyond the honeymoon and well into old age.

The misery epidemic threatens not merely American households but also our halls of power. The late Andrew Breitbart observed that politics is downstream of culture, and culture in turn is downstream of religion. “Cult” and “culture” are etymologically related, and a culture is defined by what it worships. A materialistic culture worships wealth; a licentious culture worships sex; a godly culture worships God. But “our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people,” as John Adams wrote to the Massachusetts militia in 1798. “It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

A miserable politics awaits us when the irreligious rot flows downstream. Who but God can help us now?


http://www.thedailywire.com



Please Lord!!!! Please!!! we must destroy those who do not believe in the Goodness of You and we must all stand together and protect what is Good and Pure and destroy the Evil. I am a True Blue Christian, and i will fight to destroy all that is Evil. Now what do Y'all believe? Bring God back Home and Destroy all who do not follow his Word. AMEN!!!AMEN!!!
God Help Us: Atheism Becomes Largest Religion In U... (show quote)

Having no religion doesn't mean you are an atheist. It could also mean you are agnostic--believing in god but no specific religious belief. Also, you say that atheism has become our largest religion and then you say: "As religiosity has declined" So what is it? Has religion declined or is Atheism our largest religion? If Atheism has become our largest religion than by your own argument the number of religious people in this country has remained the same.

And last, you say, "as a True Blue Christian" you are going to fight to destroy evil. I am assuming that you believe atheists are evil but of the atheists I know, including myself, none have guns nor do they have any true animosity towards their fellow man. The only weapon we have are our mouths so if you are going to seek to destroy those whose only crime is their rhetoric than wouldn't that make you the evil one and the one who should be destroyed?

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Apr 14, 2019 18:23:10   #
Rose42 (a regular here)
 
PeterS wrote:
Having no religion doesn't mean you are an atheist. It could also mean you are agnostic--believing in god but no specific religious belief. Also, you say that atheism has become our largest religion and then you say: "As religiosity has declined" So what is it? Has religion declined or is Atheism our largest religion? If Atheism has become our largest religion than by your own argument the number of religious people in this country has remained the same.

And last, you say, "as a True Blue Christian" you are going to fight to destroy evil. I am assuming that you believe atheists are evil but of the atheists I know, including myself, none have guns nor do they have any true animosity towards their fellow man. The only weapon we have are our mouths so if you are going to seek to destroy those whose only crime is their rhetoric than wouldn't that make you the evil one and the one who should be destroyed?
Having no religion doesn't mean you are an atheist... (show quote)


Christians don't want to destroy atheists but they do want to share the gospel with them.

Funny you mention the mouth because the bible says this about the tongue and its power -

4 Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. 5 So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! James 3:4-5

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Apr 15, 2019 01:52:52   #
JW (a regular here)
 
HonorNCourage57 wrote:
God Help Us: Atheism Becomes Largest Religion In U.S.
As religiosity has declined, social ills have abounded.
Ralf-Finn Hestoft / Getty

By Michael J. Knowles
@michaeljknowles
April 14, 2019

For the first time in history, atheists constitute the largest religious group in America. According to the General Social Survey, the number of Americans who have no religion has increased 266% over the past three decades and now account for 23.1% of the population, just barely edging out Catholics and Evangelicals as the nation’s dominant faith. Mainline Protestant churches have suffered the greatest collapse, declining 62.5% since 1982 and now comprising just 10.8% of the U.S. population.

Current Time 0:09
Duration 0:47
Pete Buttigieg Says It's Hard To Imagine Trump Believes In God Based On His Actions

As religiosity has declined, social ills have abounded. Nearly one in five American adults suffers from anxiety disorders, which now constitute the most common mental illness in the country. One in six Americans takes antidepressant drugs, a 65% surge over just 15 years. The problem is particularly acute among younger Americans. While depression diagnoses have increased 33% since 2013, that number is up 47% among Millennials and 63% among teenagers. Coincidentally, suicide rates among American teenagers have increased by 70% since 2006. American life expectancy declined again last year, as Americans continue to drug and kill themselves at record rates.

Social scientists have long since established the link between religiosity and life satisfaction. As social psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky observes, people who attend religious services several times each week are nearly twice as likely as those who worship less than once a month to describe themselves as “very happy.” Such psychologists simply state the obvious: the belief that God loves you and that you will live with him in eternity offers greater consolation than the view of death as a dirt nap that stiffens you into worm food.


Religious people are also significantly more likely to engage in happy-making behaviors, such as getting and staying married. A study released in 2017 affirmed what countless others had already shown: married couples report higher life satisfaction than their single, divorced, and widowed neighbors. That satisfaction tends to last beyond the honeymoon and well into old age.

The misery epidemic threatens not merely American households but also our halls of power. The late Andrew Breitbart observed that politics is downstream of culture, and culture in turn is downstream of religion. “Cult” and “culture” are etymologically related, and a culture is defined by what it worships. A materialistic culture worships wealth; a licentious culture worships sex; a godly culture worships God. But “our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people,” as John Adams wrote to the Massachusetts militia in 1798. “It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

A miserable politics awaits us when the irreligious rot flows downstream. Who but God can help us now?


http://www.thedailywire.com



Please Lord!!!! Please!!! we must destroy those who do not believe in the Goodness of You and we must all stand together and protect what is Good and Pure and destroy the Evil. I am a True Blue Christian, and i will fight to destroy all that is Evil. Now what do Y'all believe? Bring God back Home and Destroy all who do not follow his Word. AMEN!!!AMEN!!!
God Help Us: Atheism Becomes Largest Religion In U... (show quote)


Are you Muslim? You certainly sound like you are, 'destroy the unbeliever!'.

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Apr 15, 2019 01:55:45   #
JW (a regular here)
 
PeterS wrote:
Having no religion doesn't mean you are an atheist. It could also mean you are agnostic--believing in god but no specific religious belief. Also, you say that atheism has become our largest religion and then you say: "As religiosity has declined" So what is it? Has religion declined or is Atheism our largest religion? If Atheism has become our largest religion than by your own argument the number of religious people in this country has remained the same.

And last, you say, "as a True Blue Christian" you are going to fight to destroy evil. I am assuming that you believe atheists are evil but of the atheists I know, including myself, none have guns nor do they have any true animosity towards their fellow man. The only weapon we have are our mouths so if you are going to seek to destroy those whose only crime is their rhetoric than wouldn't that make you the evil one and the one who should be destroyed?
Having no religion doesn't mean you are an atheist... (show quote)


Gee, Pete, well said.

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Apr 15, 2019 02:05:22   #
PeterS (a regular here)
 
Rose42 wrote:
Christians don't want to destroy atheists but they do want to share the gospel with them.

Funny you mention the mouth because the bible says this about the tongue and its power -

4 Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. 5 So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! James 3:4-5

Read the original post of Honor and Courage. It didn't sound like he wanted to plant a kiss on our forehead and shake our hands though I would agree with you that he is no Christian...

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Apr 15, 2019 02:07:49   #
PeterS (a regular here)
 
Liberty Tree wrote:
You can thank decades of liberalism in our schools and courts for this.

For what? People thinking for themselves? My god the horror of a man who doesn't need a god to think for him. You people really are something else...

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Apr 15, 2019 04:45:02   #
Blade_Runner (a regular here)
 
PeterS wrote:
For what? People thinking for themselves? My god the horror of a man who doesn't need a god to think for him. You people really are something else...
You are really not qualified to make such a statement. By default, the progressive ideology you are faithful to won't allow you to think for yourself. You have never failed to demonstrate how thoroughly you depend on ideological biases and prejudices in guiding your thoughts.

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Apr 15, 2019 04:48:53   #
Blade_Runner (a regular here)
 
HonorNCourage57 wrote:
God Help Us: Atheism Becomes Largest Religion In U.S.
As religiosity has declined, social ills have abounded.
Ralf-Finn Hestoft / Getty

By Michael J. Knowles
@michaeljknowles
April 14, 2019

For the first time in history, atheists constitute the largest religious group in America. According to the General Social Survey, the number of Americans who have no religion has increased 266% over the past three decades and now account for 23.1% of the population, just barely edging out Catholics and Evangelicals as the nation’s dominant faith. Mainline Protestant churches have suffered the greatest collapse, declining 62.5% since 1982 and now comprising just 10.8% of the U.S. population.

Current Time 0:09
Duration 0:47
Pete Buttigieg Says It's Hard To Imagine Trump Believes In God Based On His Actions

As religiosity has declined, social ills have abounded. Nearly one in five American adults suffers from anxiety disorders, which now constitute the most common mental illness in the country. One in six Americans takes antidepressant drugs, a 65% surge over just 15 years. The problem is particularly acute among younger Americans. While depression diagnoses have increased 33% since 2013, that number is up 47% among Millennials and 63% among teenagers. Coincidentally, suicide rates among American teenagers have increased by 70% since 2006. American life expectancy declined again last year, as Americans continue to drug and kill themselves at record rates.

Social scientists have long since established the link between religiosity and life satisfaction. As social psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky observes, people who attend religious services several times each week are nearly twice as likely as those who worship less than once a month to describe themselves as “very happy.” Such psychologists simply state the obvious: the belief that God loves you and that you will live with him in eternity offers greater consolation than the view of death as a dirt nap that stiffens you into worm food.


Religious people are also significantly more likely to engage in happy-making behaviors, such as getting and staying married. A study released in 2017 affirmed what countless others had already shown: married couples report higher life satisfaction than their single, divorced, and widowed neighbors. That satisfaction tends to last beyond the honeymoon and well into old age.

The misery epidemic threatens not merely American households but also our halls of power. The late Andrew Breitbart observed that politics is downstream of culture, and culture in turn is downstream of religion. “Cult” and “culture” are etymologically related, and a culture is defined by what it worships. A materialistic culture worships wealth; a licentious culture worships sex; a godly culture worships God. But “our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people,” as John Adams wrote to the Massachusetts militia in 1798. “It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

A miserable politics awaits us when the irreligious rot flows downstream. Who but God can help us now?


http://www.thedailywire.com



Please Lord!!!! Please!!! we must destroy those who do not believe in the Goodness of You and we must all stand together and protect what is Good and Pure and destroy the Evil. I am a True Blue Christian, and i will fight to destroy all that is Evil. Now what do Y'all believe? Bring God back Home and Destroy all who do not follow his Word. AMEN!!!AMEN!!!
God Help Us: Atheism Becomes Largest Religion In U... (show quote)


Read 2 Timothy 3, then read Ephesians 6.

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Apr 15, 2019 08:39:38   #
Canuckus Deploracus (a regular here)
 
JW wrote:
Are you Muslim? You certainly sound like you are, 'destroy the unbeliever!'.


Picked up on that too...

God's children dovtend to have difficulty playing nicely...

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Apr 15, 2019 08:40:14   #
Canuckus Deploracus (a regular here)
 
PeterS wrote:
Having no religion doesn't mean you are an atheist. It could also mean you are agnostic--believing in god but no specific religious belief. Also, you say that atheism has become our largest religion and then you say: "As religiosity has declined" So what is it? Has religion declined or is Atheism our largest religion? If Atheism has become our largest religion than by your own argument the number of religious people in this country has remained the same.

And last, you say, "as a True Blue Christian" you are going to fight to destroy evil. I am assuming that you believe atheists are evil but of the atheists I know, including myself, none have guns nor do they have any true animosity towards their fellow man. The only weapon we have are our mouths so if you are going to seek to destroy those whose only crime is their rhetoric than wouldn't that make you the evil one and the one who should be destroyed?
Having no religion doesn't mean you are an atheist... (show quote)


That is my understanding of the majority of Atheists...

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