-41 votes

Percent of Americans Believing in the Resurrection Drops To 64% From 77% Last Easter

Still way too many people believe someone can be buried for 3 days and come back to life...but at least more people are coming to their senses.

A study released by the Rasmussen Reports polling firm on Good Friday found that 64% of Americans believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead.

While Americans who believe in the resurrection remain in the majority, that number is down significantly when compared to a Rasmussen Poll that asked the same question, released a year ago.

On April 7th, 2012 Rasmussen released a poll finding that 77% of Americans believed the resurrection of Christ to be historical fact.

The difference between the two polls shows a 13 percentage point drop in the number of Americans who believe that Christ rose from the dead, since last Easter.

Additionally, this year's poll found that 19% of Americans reject the central tenant of the Christian faith and do not believe that Christ was resurrected. That's compared to only 7% who said they didn't believe that Christ rose from the dead a year ago. A staggering 12 percentage point jump.

Source
http://cnsnews.com/blog/dan-joseph/percent-americans-believi...

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Most commenters on here

want PROOF of biblical truth, and it doesn't matter much what ANYONE says to provide it -- unless they see it with their own eyes, they won't believe. Yet, they willingly believe the theories of evolution without question, as if Man (as corrupted as he is) had nothing to do with revealing/conjuring it.

I look at 'missing link' evidence between man and ape, and I have to wonder...what was the agenda behind its discovery, and do I trust the "evidence?" Truly, I find it more plausible that we had a Creator -- then to say we evolved from apes. As my Christian walk lengthens, I find it harder and harder to buy that story, even if there are creationists who prove creationism using evolutionary evidence.

The PROOF is the Resurrection

" 1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the GOSPEL OF GOD,

2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)

3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;

4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the RESURRECTION from the dead:"

The proof was given about 2000 years ago. The Old Testament scriptures bear witness to it as coming. The eyewitness accounts in the New Testament give account that it happened.

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is one of the most well-established historical facts there is. People just chose not to believe it.

Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

John Adams

Tree

The bible says that Jesus Christ died on a tree. It also says he died on a cross. Those two are mutually exclusive, therefore one or both MUST be wrong. If any part of the bible is wrong, it cannot be inerrant and its credibility as a historical recording of anything that really happened is profoundly compromised.

NOTHING, I repeat, N O T H I N G that may have been written about the character Jesus Christ at the time he supposedly lived survives today. There has, to our knowledge, never been anything written about him while he was supposed to have lived. There are no eyewitness accounts. The earliest known work that mentions him was written HUNDREDS of years after he allegedly lived.

You are mistaken on both counts

Websters Dictionary

Definition of TREE
1
a : a woody perennial plant having a single usually elongate main stem generally with few or no branches on its lower part
b : a shrub or herb of arborescent form
2
a (1) : a piece of wood (as a post or pole) usually adapted to a particular use or forming part of a structure or implement (2) archaic : the cross on which Jesus was crucified

There are whole New Testament books that date back to the 2nd century and fragments to the first.
The New Testament has the best manuscript evidence of any ancient book. Even Homers LLiad doesnt have the manuscript evidence the NT has.

Quick read on manuscript evidence. http://carm.org/manuscript-evidence

Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

John Adams

You are in a vice.

The bible has truth. A lot of truth. Problem for you guys it is not a timeline in history and it's characters were not real men...save one or two here and there so they could make this ancient knowledge their own, geographically.

This book is way more intense than the idiot at the front of your church could ever begin to understand.

Did we forget "the zodiac in the catholic church". Do a little search. Did we forget "Danny Wilten" on youtube?

Yeah

But that's also because you think the sun is the wheel from Apollo's chariot as he flies across the sky.

Seriously. Think about how old stuff is. Then think about us. About the human race. About all life on Earth, and how short of a time it's all been here.

Have you actually looked at the evidence? Do you even possess the correct frame of mind to do so?

Of course the theory of evolution isn't 100%. Heck, we're not even exactly sure how the continents move around and at what pace. We can't even fully explain the speed with which we got nailed by the last ice age.

That's how science meanders forward though. 3 steps forward, 2 steps back, but it goes forward, whereas if you spend your life looking to the Bible for the history of how the world and the human race came to be, you're not going anywhere.

Eric Hoffer

It is a myth to be made real by symbology

and it is more real than science has made reality seem over the past 100 years.

Jesus was a wise man, there is no ignorance in those who choose to follow his path.

Myth is real, lore can only sustain recreation for tribes to grow, myth must be there to sustain creation itself.

who are you to question which myth should be better applied to answer why we are all here as conscious beings.

libertarians have always had Christian tendencies; and for good reason.

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

Retards Reign supreme.... On

Retards Reign supreme....

On April 7th, 2012 Rasmussen released a poll finding that 77% of Americans believed the resurrection of Christ to be historical fact.

Do you ducks really believe this junk? Why because some benevolent moron told you so??? Sorry I am not PC.

Well light me up a bush!!! Let me check out that crazy rock writing that hairy dude is toting around. Can't wait to see that dead guy get up again. Great trick!!! How much longer do we have to wait for that again? Glad we got a smart phone cam for it this time!!! All the guys will have to believe me then. By the way where did you guys park the smelly luxury yacht anyway.

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” ― Henry Ford.

"Well light me up a bush" LOL!!

Oh man, you nailed it. "Hairy dude" and "dead guy get up again" was a close second hahaha! Honest humor rocks the house! Oh my gut hurts.

Well, we've only heard that

Every single century since the time of Christ.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Progress is precisely that which the rules and regulations did not foresee. - Ludwig Von Mises.

Why is this downvoted?

Reason would have us believe nothing until it is proven. Sadly, the resurrection cannot be verified today. Religion is an establishment equally as powerful as government, and must be subject to the same amount of scrutiny!

Evidence or it didn't happen. I'm glad more people have realized this.

This is a victory for reason, the foundation of libertarianism.

Historicity

If Antony Flew found the historicity of Christ and his resurrection sufficient within the context of all other historical facts and how we do history, then that should tell you something. The only reason he rejected it was basically that he KNOWS that it is impossible for a man to resurrect from the dead now (we've never scientifically observed it), therefore he felt safe in assuming that it was also impossible then.

I also call a huge steaming pile of bullshit on your "reason would have us believe nothing until it is proven". How do you prove something? How can science prove everything?

Prove to me, using the scientific method or reason, that all of reality didn't come into existence five seconds ago with the appearance of billions of years of age and previous events. You can't, and you never could using science or reason, yet you would be an utter irrational loon to believe it. Prove to me, using science or reason, that science and reason are the only means of discerning truth. I'm sorry to break it to you, but naturalism is a horribly self-refuting epistemology, and reason is not the basis for libertarianism. Ethics are the basis of libertarianism, and if you are a materialist there is no such thing as ethics outside of your own individual consciousness - you can't say someone is "right" or "wrong" to murder someone else with any authority beyond "I think it's right, or I think it's wrong". Materialism can only ever be relativism, because everything is meaningless beyond the subjective. That is not a world that sane human beings should be striving for (nevermind that every materialist is the biggest hypocrite when it comes to actually living out their own life, day to day. And thank God for that.)

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Progress is precisely that which the rules and regulations did not foresee. - Ludwig Von Mises.

Well-said!

Reason itself seems to be evidence of something existing beyond pure cause and effect chains of reactions within a non-personal reality. The exercise of making inferences, using grounds and consequents, stands apart in this way. Person and reason and Love is fundamental reality, not the dark pit of nothingness found in nihilism.

Yeah a 31% voted for Obama and 25% for Romney.

49% Didn't vote for the Presidential choices.

Yet the Minority Rules.

Maybe if people heeded what Jesus was reported as saying we wouldn't be suffering under the tyranny of the minority some 2000 years later.

Free includes debt-free!

That's exactly right. Jesus

That's exactly right. Jesus came as a "savior", to save the people from tyranny. Just as Moses, Abraham, and a few others did in the Bible. It was the church that created this idea he came to save souls from the eternal burning lake of fire.

----------------------------------------------------------
"Ehhh, What's ups Doc?" B.Bunny "Scwewy Wabbit!"E. Fudd
People's Awareness Coalition: Deprogramming Sequence

I'd rather not admit it.

But when I read many of the reported quotes, I can't avoid the thought that this man was offering to save me from myself. I have the potential to be quite the tyrant.

2000 year later and the best of his ideas are still in the process of resurrecting.

Just like advertisers, some Church's prey on the fearful, the desperate and the doubtful. In spite of their all to human errors, nothing can prevent the true meaning from getting though.

Free includes debt-free!

Still way way up

from 2000 years ago.

Myths always rise.

Then they fall. Kind of like santa claus. Wait for it.

Except that Santa Claus was a Coca Cola PR invention.

Myths come and go. I think Dickens best captures the spirit of Christmas. His spirits had religious significance inviting Scrooge to consider his past, his present and his future. And every year Scrooge is doomed to relearn that same lesson.

Myth is merely a vehicle or method for telling tales of reality. It is incumbent on the myth purveyor to re-translate and communicate what has meaning in accord with reality.

When those that fail their task, then bad myths become our currency.

But do you ever wonder if you skepticism had demanded you throw out the baby with the bathwater judging with the cold eye of ratiocination.

Ratiocination is something one has and skepsis is its natural byproduct. Using rules of abstract logic how does one hope to create real results?

If one doubts, one is certain of that truth, for nothing can be the true except by the truth. Ratiocination does not produce what is true bu uncovers it.

Wise men of the past have often spoke of the difference between the wisdom that has them, somehow,
and the ratiocination they have. The very title "Philosopher" means lover of wisdom.

"Still others seem to be driven by and evil self-will to air the easily lifted secrets of the gods.
They come to deem everything untrue which before was called holy; to deem reality itself unholy. But the unholiness of reality is a deceptive appearance." An appearance created by an overzealous ratiocination.

Free?. Free from what? What does Zarathustra care. Many a man gave up their usefulness when they escaped from the yoke. But tell me with candid regard, free for what?

Free includes debt-free!

hmmm

2,000 years and not falling, think you might be waiting a while.

I am reading a 180 year old book.

And the myth was falling then. You can't stop truth. You aren't free by the way. I can say that with authority because you are controlled by a corporation called church.

umm

You don't even know if I go to church, yet I am controlled by a corporate church, ya makes perfect sense.

You believe the lie.

Doesn't matter if you physically go or not. Ummm.

You confuse

The church of God with the Roman Catholic Church. Those are distinctly different things. Biblical Christianity is NOT Roman Catholicism.

Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

John Adams

Why do you worship on catholic holidays then?

Why do you follow the catholic doctrine of a literal jesus? It is their invention. All churches are little sisters of mother Rome, stop fooling yourself. And Rome has naming rights. That means all the sister corporations have to pay. I don't care what church you belong to, if it is incorporated, it is sending fiat currency to Rome. That is how corporations do it.

Wake up. Suffering fools on religion in the "liberty" movement is getting real old for me.

M_Oliver I belong to

An Independent Baptist Church.

Here is a brief history. Please read:

http://bible-truth.org/BaptistHistory.html

Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

John Adams

No. You step up to the plate.

A tax exempt religious corporation is a tax exempt religious corporation. They owe their right to be one to Rome. It is how the world works, sorry.

Christianity, if I have to call it that to make a point, existed thousands of years before the "biblical" jesus. Manly P Hall articulates it well for example.

Think of yourself trying to convince a potential Romney voter to not vote for Romney. In my life, you are the Romney voter.

I see it alittle differently

Think of yourself seeing a person headed for a fatal traffic accident and your trying to warn them.

You are the person headed for the accident.

Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

John Adams

You are correct that if a

You are correct that if a "church" incorporates (to join with) with the State, they cease to be a church, and even per the US codes, they become a non profit organization, not a church. But a church does NOT have to become such. The IRS publications make it clear, but using somewhat deceptive wording, that churches are NOT required to file anything with the IRS. The church that files nothing with the IRS is not tax exempt, they are tax excluded. The IRS understands, as does the government, that it must be by freewill that the church surrenders and bows to Washington DC. Those who lack wisdom in the law, and those who wish to gain benefit from THEM, are the ones who surrender their status as church in favor of non profit organization status.

It is only the non profit organization that the government has any authority over. His Church is free in this country, if they just follow His laws. Those who do not follow His laws find themselves governed under the laws of men.

----------------------------------------------------------
"Ehhh, What's ups Doc?" B.Bunny "Scwewy Wabbit!"E. Fudd
People's Awareness Coalition: Deprogramming Sequence

Thnx for

Clearing that up. Exactly right

Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

John Adams