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Featured U.S. Atheists Know More About Religion Than U.S. Christians

Discussion in 'Religious News' started by Skwim, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Skwim

    Skwim Veteran Member

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    Anyone surprised?

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  2. Valjean

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    I thought this was common knowledge. This isn't the first such survey.
     
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  3. Disciple of Jesus

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    Not much of an achievement.:relieved:
     
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  5. Skwim

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    If it is, then no one should be surprised. In any case I'll check in from time to time and see.

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  6. Skwim

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    You mean to know more than Christians about religion? Yeah, evidently it doesnt take all the much.

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    It’s funny, the way your thread is seen in the ‘New Threads’ box:

    “U.S. Atheists Know More About....
    Skwim”

    But then, nothing!

    Grief, I was hoping to learn more about you!
     
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  8. Skwim

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    That is amusing, but because I'm pretty close with personal information---witness protection program and all ;)---I doubt you'll ever learn much.

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    WitSec! Cool! Did Arnold Schwarzenegger help you get secreted away?
     
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    I see to remember that there was a survey about religious knowledge of the various religious (and non-religious) adherents, and atheists cam top closely followed by Jews. Needless to say Christian Fundamentalists trailed in last.

    Having said that the overall results were fairly close.
     
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    Why do atheists know more about religion then the actual religious? It makes more sense that the practitioner of a said religion would know more about it then an atheist. You learn more by hands on experience anyhow.

    But also, why do atheists spend so much time learning religion in order to bash it IF they are so sure its all wrong?

    In that case, why dont they go spend there time enjoying there ONLY ONE LIFE they got. Why do they WASTE so much time studying religion?
     
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  12. Anthem

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    Some of them think religion is dangerous and they're just trying to save our souls.

    What confuses me is that they think their own souls are safe. Like, based on what?
     
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    This is too funny. It appears that atheists know so much and yet know so little.
     
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    Many atheists were Christians. They did not make the switch based on ignorance, or a stubborn refusal to face the problems of a belief system. They did not become atheists until it was obvious that the Bible was wrong, again and again.
     
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  15. Subduction Zone

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    Wrong, try again.

    Here is a hint for you: One cannot save that which does not exist.
     
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    Because religious thought is a fascinating subject to study. When observed from the outside, religion is very bizarre. I, for one, want to know how/why people can believe so strongly in something that's so odd.

    One would think, right?
    But one of the intellectual shortcomings of religious acceptance is that it requires practitioners to stop asking critical questions and simply accept the time-hardened responses as truth. When's the last time you were in a church service that openly questioned the primary tenets of the faith and didn't have misleadingly positive and supportive answers on-hand?

    It's a mistake to assume that atheists don't have first hand experience with religious teachings.

    Check out the overall number of users on Religious Forums. It's a crap ton. That's even more true of religious practitioners in the real world. Religions, of all types, play a huge role in the human experience. Not learning about them seems almost as ridiculous as not learning how to walk or drive a car...


    See above.
     
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    Except that it doesn't.

    I have never been told to believe anything in Church.
     
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    I find when it comes to religions outside Christianity, atheists and Christians are about the same level of knowledge.
     
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  19. jonathan180iq

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    This is a great example of what I was talking about above.

    The concept of a soul is readily accepted in religious circles as something that:
    A) Exists
    B) Needs to be saved

    I'd ask what that basic assumption is even based on.
    What makes you think there's a soul?
    Why do you think that?
    What makes you think it needs to be "saved"?
    Why do you think that?

    To the religionist, these questions seem needless and their answers self apparent.
     
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    So, you imagined and accepted the concept of God requiring a blood sacrifice in order to bring cleanliness to your soul before entering into his Kingdom purely on your own?
     
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