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Posted by H on October 15, 1998 14:37:36 UTC

Many of these statistics are missleading. A great deal of American Christians never attend church or open the bible. They are merely labeled "Christian" because that is the historically dominant religion of America. When asked, several may say they believe in a God, but that is about the extent of their religion. It seems many American Christians are actually Deists, as the Founding Fathers were. Probably a shock to most of the religious who read this post. On another related topic, the notion about the majority being correct has been touched on several times. Lets keep in mind, when Galileo was put on house arrest by the Catholic Church for his backing up of the Heliocentric universe model first proposed by Copernicus and later by Kepler. (all religious mind you, just open minded) This was believed by very few people. As we know, the Earth does orbit the Sun, so the minority was clearly correct in this situation. Prior to this, the idea that the Earth was flat was held by the majority. Yet another example of a widely held belief being totally inaccurate. I argue that the bibles vague nature has allowed christianity to survive all of its inncorrect teachings. Evolution has hurt Christianity far greater than the prior findings. Check out time.

H

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