People with ‘no religion’ gain on major denominations — But as with most polls, you have to dig to determine what is really going on. This does not mean that the % claiming to be atheists has increased:
The percentage of atheist Nones — who say there’s no such thing as God — hasn’t budged in years. “It’s not as though dozens of people at the Methodist Church read (atheist Richard) Dawkins and suddenly decided God doesn’t exist,” says Kosmin.
“There are so many misconceptions about who the Nones are. They’re not New Age searchers or spiritual or even hardened atheists,” says Kosmin.
“They’re a stew of agnostics, deists and rationalists. They sound more like Thomas Jefferson and Tom Paine. Their very interesting enlightenment approach is like the Founding Fathers’ kind: Skeptical about organized religion and clerics while still holding to an idea of God.”
Hat tip: Stand to Reason
Coming soon to a country near you: Woman gets police visit after writing letter protesting gay pride parade
After witnessing a gay pride march, committed Christian Pauline Howe wrote to the council to complain that the event had been allowed to go ahead.
But instead of a simple acknowledgement, she received a letter warning her she might be guilty of a hate crime and that the matter had been passed to police.
Playing the What if Bush had done it? game that highlights media inconsistencies is easy. But it isn’t just the normal media bias, it is the pressure to prop up their creation.
. . . the press has a story line that they have to defend. If Obama gets exposed as a flop, and worse as a typical Chicago pol, then it makes their failure to properly vet Obama during the primaries that much more clear. In a sense, they created Obama, and his collapse would be their collapse as well.
Victory: Abortion/Obama graphics displayed at liberal bastion Berkeley — very effective displays shown at a wildly Liberal campus. Hopefully it wakes some people up to what abortion really does. Caution: Very graphic.
As if we needed more proof, President Obama lied about abortion not being in the health care “plan.” Turns out he was playing a Clintonian game where he was referring to a plan that didn’t exist, rather than the real plan. And why is is that I should trust him? Hat tip: Verum Serum
You have got to be kidding me: Democrats Vote To Give ACORN Regulatory Authority Over Financial Institutions ?!?!?!
These are the same organizations that pressured banks to make subprime mortgage loans and thus bear a major responsibility for the collapse of the housing market.
In light of recent evidence linking ACORN to possible criminal activity, Democrats took an unprecedented step today to give ACORN a potential role alongside bank regulators in overseeing financial institutions. This is contrary to recent actions taken by the Senate and House to block federal funds to ACORN.
A recent inquiry into bank funding of ACORN activities by three House Committees found that institutions that would be regulated by the CFPA have provided millions of dollars to the organization in the form of direct donations, lines of credit, cash, and other assets over the last 15 years.