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Re: Comments About Religious Statistics

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Posted by Paul Rest/">Paul Rest on October 21, 1998 01:31:05 UTC

Or how about the widely accepted face that slavery was morally correct? Another example of the minority being right. You made some good points.

-Paul

: 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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