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Atheist in America!?!
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Posted 3/23/09 , edited 3/23/09
American Religious Identification Survey 2008 Results 17.9% of Americans are Atheist, that's double the amount of atheist the year before.
What do you think brings about the large jump in Atheist in America?


As for 17.9 adding in religions that do not believe in god into the factor, being that Atheist is just the lack of belief in a God or Gods. No religion specified, groups
Atheist
Agnostic
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No religion/None



it 12% For no religion/NONE and Atheist. (Some people don't like being called atheist so they don't place there vote in the atheist box. They just put No religion.
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Posted 3/23/09
You are defining the 17.9% as atheist, but really the poll calls them nonreligious with only 1.6% declaring themselves as true atheists.
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Science and misery in the world..In Irelands church attendance has fallen but belief increased a little bit in recent times.
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Posted 3/23/09

digs wrote:

You are defining the 17.9% as atheist, but really the poll calls them nonreligious with only 1.6% declaring themselves as true atheists.


If you do not believe in a god your an atheist. No matter if you call your self one or not. Atheist is the lack of belief in a God or GODs.
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This looks like another digs and darkphonix showdown.Someone should tally up the scores
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It was bound to happen sometime. The smarter and more open-minded people become, the less likely they are to blindly follow organized religions and really question things for themselves.
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miserykitsune wrote:

This looks like another digs and darkphonix showdown.Someone should tally up the scores


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I don't plan on debating either as this really isn't a religious issue, its just discussing statistics And plus I'm extremely tired lol.
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Nice,peaceful statistics
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hmm, im agnostic. i do not believe in god, or at least, not the so called god of theirs... i mean, i rather be god... i am playing god all the time, am i not?

anyways, i do believe that theres a divine creator(s)...
Posted 3/23/09
The thing I could say is the ones who contributed to the raise of that statistics could be the teens.
Teens not only deal with identity crisis but they also deal on what to believe in. So, they experiment or not to.



Well, as people get to their late middle age years, there's a tendency of them to stick to what they believe the most. Thus, they just become slightly open to others' views and beliefs.
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o0James0o wrote:

hmm, im agnostic. i do not believe in god, or at least, not the so called god of theirs... i mean, i rather be god... i am playing god all the time, am i not?

anyways, i do believe that theres a divine creator(s)...

'Than your not a Agnothic...
An Agnostic is a person who does not rule out there being a chance of there being a god... But one can not know till more evidences, or infermation is found. IF you think that there is a creator, just not a christion type god, than your not a christion. if you think there maby could be a god than your agnostic, but if you think there is a god your not agnostic. Make sense?
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Posted 3/23/09

kyoukoujin wrote:

The thing I could say is the ones who contributed to the raise of that statistics could be the teens.
Teens not only deal with identity crisis but they also deal on what to believe in. So, they experiment or not to.



Well, as people get to their late middle age years, there's a tendency of them to stick to what they believe the most. Thus, they just become slightly open to others' views and beliefs.


Do you think the survey used teens? Usually don't they use people of voting age and up when doing the surveys? I might wrong about that, I am just asking.
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o0James0o wrote:

hmm, im agnostic. i do not believe in god, or at least, not the so called god of theirs... i mean, i rather be god... i am playing god all the time, am i not?

anyways, i do believe that theres a divine creator(s)...

'Than your not a Agnothic...
An Agnostic is a person who does not rule out there being a chance of there being a god... But one can not know till more evidences, or infermation is found. IF you think that there is a creator, just not a christion type god, than your not a christion. if you think there maby could be a god than your agnostic, but if you think there is a god your not agnostic. Make sense?


heck, what dont you get? there is a creator because how else could we be here? but of course it wont be those w.e religion god for they are man made.

look here, atheist means you completely dont believe in god or creator or anything. i mean, heck, its obvious theyre ignorant morons. in any logical sense there ought to be someone(s) who created all this.

agnostic means someone who is unsure of the existance of god or creator or whatsoever due to the fact they have no evidence of such. but hey, it did not say that they do not believe in such. and in any logical sense, there ought to be some intelligent being that created all this. i mean, you dont just pop out of nowhere, or do you?
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o0James0o wrote:


Darkphoenix3450 wrote:


o0James0o wrote:

hmm, im agnostic. i do not believe in god, or at least, not the so called god of theirs... i mean, i rather be god... i am playing god all the time, am i not?

anyways, i do believe that theres a divine creator(s)...

'Than your not a Agnothic...
An Agnostic is a person who does not rule out there being a chance of there being a god... But one can not know till more evidences, or infermation is found. IF you think that there is a creator, just not a christion type god, than your not a christion. if you think there maby could be a god than your agnostic, but if you think there is a god your not agnostic. Make sense?


heck, what dont you get? there is a creator because how else could we be here? but of course it wont be those w.e religion god for they are man made.

look here, atheist means you completely dont believe in god or creator or anything. i mean, heck, its obvious theyre ignorant morons. in any logical sense there ought to be someone(s) who created all this.

agnostic means someone who is unsure of the existance of god or creator or whatsoever due to the fact they have no evidence of such. but hey, it did not say that they do not believe in such. and in any logical sense, there ought to be some intelligent being that created all this. i mean, you dont just pop out of nowhere, or do you?


Someone? That's the problem that I have with the idea of God. Human are flawed by nature. Therefore is a god is a "someone" he/she is flawed. If "the creator" themselves is flawed, the product will be flawed to the core. If the world is flawed, "sins" are inevitable and can't be avoided. If sins are unavoidable, a person will most definitely go to hell. Heaven is seen as a utopia created by the creator. If the creator is flawed, nothing he makes can be without flaw, therefore heaven is a utopia in the literal meaning of the word, "no place". Therefore is a god exists he cannot be a "someone" but a "something".
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