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Thread: The religious right's hypocrisy now on full display

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConnorEl View Post
    ...had the man killed after heíd already (as king) summoned the manís wife to himself and impregnated her.
    She shouldn't have been bathing on the rooftop, bro.

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    meh, obama once wore a tan suit

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    If he hadn't banged Bathsheba, we never would've gotten Solomon, whose major contribution to Christianity was the idea of sawing a baby in half.




    The Old Testament is hella weird.

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    Hmmmm...I guess we also got psalm 51 and a lot of proverbs.
    I love mankind...itís people I canít stand!!

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    Itís Not Just Young White Liberals Who Are Leaving Religion
    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features...ving-religion/

    The nones arenít just young, highly educated, liberal white people.

    Compared to the U.S. population overall, nonreligious Americans are younger and more Democratic-leaning. But the number of Americans who arenít religious has surged in part because people in lots of demographic groups are disengaging from religion ó many nones donít fit that young, liberal stereotype. The average age of a none is 43 (so plenty are older than that). About one-third of nones (32 percent) are people of color. More than a quarter of nones voted for Trump in 2020. And about 70 percent donít have a four-year college degree.
    The decline over the last decade in the share of Black (-11 percentage points) and Hispanic adults (-10 points) who are Christians is very similar to the decline among white adults (-12 points), according to Pew. The number of college graduates leaving the faith (-13 points) is similar to those without degrees (-11 points). The decline in organized religion is indeed much bigger among Democrats (-17 points) than Republicans (-7 points) and among Millennials (-16 points) compared to Baby Boomers (-6 points), but the trend is very broad.
    The growing diversity of nones explains a lot of dynamics we see in America today. For example, unlike the civil rights movements of the 1950s and í60s, Black Lives Matter didnít emerge from Black Christian churches and is not principally led by Black pastors. Part of the story there is that some activists involved in BLM view Black churches as too conservative, particularly in terms of not being inclusive enough of women and LGBTQ people. But another part of the story is simply that the Black Lives Matter movement was largely started by Black people under age 50. Many Black Americans under 50, like their non-Black counterparts, are disengaged from religion. About a third of Black Millennials are religiously unaffiliated, compared to 11 percent of Black Baby Boomers, according to Pew.
    Nones arenít just leaving religion because of the Christian right.

    People who leave Christianity often cite the politics of the Christian right turning them off. But some of the evidence here suggests that probably isnít the only explanation. There is a general disengagement of Americans from organized religion ó people who are religious no longer identifying as members of congregations. Republicans are becoming less religious, but they seem just fine voting for candidates who court the Christian right. And the people leaving Christianity arenít usually members of conservative evangelical congregations in the first place.
    So what else is going on? Well, nations with fairly high per capita GDPs (such as Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom) tend to have fairly low levels of religiosity. The U.S. has long been an outlier: a high-income, highly religious nation. But America may have always been destined to grow less religious.

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