Tag Archives: Religion

Enumerati

U.S. House Still More Christian than General Populace

88%

Pew Research: “The 116th Congress includes the first two Muslim women ever to serve in the House of Representatives and is slightly more religiously diverse overall than the prior Congress. Still, 88% of the members are Christian, compared with 71% of U.S. adults overall.”

Enumerati

One in Five Americans Has No Religious Affiliation

21%

A new ABC News poll finds the number of adults expressing no religious affiliation has risen from 12% in 2003 to 21% of all adults in 2017. That includes 3% who say they’re atheists, 3% agnostic and 15% who say they have no religion. The largest shifts during this 15-year period include 16-point increases among young adults (age 18 to 29) and political liberals.

Enumerati

Fewer Americans Identifying as Christian

7.8%

The difference between the percentage of Americans who identified as Christian in 2007 (78.4%) and who identified as Christian in 2014 (70.6%), according to the Pew Center for Research.

Verbatim

Rand Paul Clarifies the Bill of Rights for Us

The First Amendment says keep government out of religion, not religion out of government.

— Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), quoted by David Brody, speaking at a private prayer breakfast in Washington, D.C.

Mormon Watch News & Comment

How to Improve Your LDS-dar, In One Easy Lesson

A photo of the Strack family, whose parents and three youngest members were recently deceased. The photo was published in the Deseret News.
A photo of the Strack family, whose parents and three youngest members were recently deceased. The photo was published in the Deseret News.

Mitt Romney’s thinking of running for president again. That means it’s time for the mainstream media to sweep the truth about how zingy Mormonism is under the rug.

Here’s how you know “legitimate journalists” are talking about Mormons.

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Verbatim

Mayor Gets All Profane Over Atheists

Take me to f**king court because I don’t care. Minorities are not going to run my city.

— La Vista, Neb., Mayor Douglas Kindig, quoted by the Daily Beast, on atheists questioning his town-sponsored “day of faith.”

Poetic Justice

The Date’s Wrong

One side’s fight’s holy, the other’s facetious,
As they engage in the annual war over Christmas.
It’s either about atheists’ damnation
Or Christianists’ Immaculate Consumption —
Either way, it’s not the true birthday of baby Jesus.

Verbatim

The Insanity of the Sanctity of Lifers

This should never happen to another woman. Religion and medicine should never mix.

— A doctor in Ireland calling for an investigation into the death of a pregnant woman who was denied an abortion even though her life was at risk. Her husband said they were told, “This is a Catholic country,” and that doctors let his wife die in agony in the hospital as they watched for three days because they thought they could detect a fetal heartbeat.

News & Comment

News Flash: God Still Does Not Exist

In case you need 10 really good arguments against the existence of god, here they are.

It is not up to atheists to prove that God does not exist. It is up to believers to prove that he does. And in the absence of any good, solid evidence or arguments in favor of God’s existence — and in the presence of a whole lot of solid arguments against it — I will continue to be an atheist. God almost certainly does not exist, and it’s completely reasonable to act as if he doesn’t.

Enumerati

Most Americans are (Sigh) Christians

78%

Of American adults identify with some form of the Christian religion in 2011. Less than 2% are Jewish, less than 1% are Muslim, and 15% do not have a religious identity.