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Featured Less Than Half of Americans are Church Members

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Left Coast, Apr 2, 2021.

  1. firedragon

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    Could you please explain how they are on par with islam. In what way?
     
  2. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    Woohoo!
    Child abuse by clergy.
    I hope so.
     
  3. Vinayaka

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    In some faiths, membership is different than attendance. Muslims, for example, can, and do go to any mosque available. They might go to one close to work for Friday prayers, but then another with family on other days. In Hinduism and Sikhism, generally membership is the people who actually operate the mandir or gurdwara. As many as 80% of Hindus aren't members of any temple. I know one chap in my local city that goes daily to two different temples, spending about 15 minutes at each. I don't think he's a member of either. I'm not a member of any local temple, yet go a lot.

    Not sure if the researchers factored this difference into it. Perhaps their questionaire was about attendance. But I also wouldn't be surprised if the research was based on the Christian model where attendance at a church and membership at that church overlap to a high degree.
     
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  4. Muffled

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    I believe this will continue and those away from Christianity will wax more wicked so God will have good reason to end the world.
     
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  5. Muffled

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    I believe a person who will not fall on his knees for Jesus will fall for anything.
     
  6. Muffled

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    Here is a link to Wkipedia for Christianity in countries: Christianity by country - Wikipedia

    Not all Christians are members or church attenders. I attend but am not a member.
     
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    I don't believe that.
     
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    But those figures are based on the ambiguous question on the 2011 census.
     
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