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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.


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I hate it when atheists

I hate it when atheists celebrate Christmas. I have friends who are atheists, wiccans, ect who all celebrate Christmas. Pisses me off. They just want the presents.

Really? You hate it when...

...people celebrate peace on Earth and good will toward men? This might come as a surprise to you but even we rational godless among you still apply christ-like attributes in our lives, like charity, kindness, and 'the golden rule.' Christians do not have a monopoly on these things. In our atheist home we celebrate Christmas for what it is: tradition.

Coincidentally, do you reckon witches get annoyed when Christian children celebrate Halloween? I guess they just do it because of...tradition.

O it's tradition for an

O it's tradition for an atheist to celebrate the birth of Christ...son of God??? Are you confused?

Christmas offers everyone

a chance to spend time with family, friends, and loved ones.

This is what atheists celebrate, and there is NOTHING wrong with it.

Seriously, grow up. You're like a little brat kid who only enjoys his toys so long as no one else can play with them.

Refer to my comment below.

Refer to my comment below. This does not make me a "brat". I am insulted how people have diminished my faith by materialism. And we should be spreading joy and love all year...not just a season.

When you are celebrating Christmas with your friends, family, and children...do you talk about what it is you are celebrating and why?

And pagans hate it

When christians hijack their holidays.

You did it first.

No train to Stockholm.


Actually it was the Roman empire that embraced Christianity. Not the other way around.

Luke 3:38
Isaiah 43:3-5

I doubt he'll get the

I doubt he'll get the reference dude. A study also said that christians knew less about Christianity than Jews or atheists.

I...a she...knows the

I...a she...knows the reference. But do you know why it was "hijacked"?

Of course. I'm very

Of course. I'm very knowledgeable.

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What study?

By what person or group? Do you have a link?

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I found the study -- you quoted it incorrectly.

The study was by Pew Research. Although Jews and atheists demonstrated more knowledge of world religions, Evangelicals demonstrated better knowledge of the Bible and of Christianity than either Jews or atheists / agnostics.

It's an interesting study though, thanks for pointing it out.

It was Rasmussen study being

It was Rasmussen study being reported on I think CBS news. You can search for it on YouTube. Type 'stupid christians' in the search box. Should be among the first 10 results =P

Haha you get downvoted....

...for stating a FACT....yeah, that sounds like something a Christian would do...lol...also if you pointed out that Mormons also knew more in this study then you'd REALLY watch those down-votes multiply!(Coincidentally was it they knew more about Christianity or the Bible? Methinks it was the latter.)

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I didn't down-vote him

but perhaps someone else did because too frequently non-named,non-documented studies are thrown into someone's face as a coup-de-grace slam-dunk that is meant to shut down discussion with the inference that the argument is automatically won. It reminds me of the appeal to authority fallacy.

In other words, how do you know he is "stating a FACT"?


Why should they get to enjoy family and friends and give gifts to their loved ones?!

I definitely think a big part (the main part?) of spreading love and peace through the world is bitching when other people who don't believe what I believe try to spread love and peace!

You missed my point.

You missed my point.

If sarcasm, then my bad

Sorry, getting harder and harder to tell what is sarcasm. I swear your comment was really close to something I'd be likely to find here.

If you were just being sarcastic, you're right, I missed your point.

Of course, if you weren't being sarcastic, then you're making my point.

No...I literally know lots of

No...I literally know lots of atheists who celebrate Christmas for the benefit of presents. And it does piss me off.

Giving and receiving gifts

Giving and receiving gifts to/from family, friends, and loved ones is a way for people to share love and joy, regardless if they believe what you believe.

That seems like an extremely strange (unhealthy) thing to get pissed off about.

If your joy is diminished by other people getting to share in the same joy, you probably ought to seek help.

(not being sarcastic, for the record)

To me it seems a little

To me it seems a little materialistic to celebrate the birth of Christ...son of God ...while not believing...just to reap the benefits of receiving gifts. I'm not saying non Christians can spread joy and love...but don't diminish the true meaning of Christmas. They can celebrate winter solstice and warship their moon but don't call it Christmas. Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Christ our Lord and Savior.

Question #2.

If prostitution is legalized and a female prostitution runs a business, does she have the right to deny service to anyone based on race, religion or age?

More important, can she

More important, can she charge a double fare for "people of size"?

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


Size of what? haha

Question #1.

Are we to teach that being homosexual is good, encouraging our sons to some day find a man and get married?


Having any RESPECT for the Entity known as GO213MPH DECREASES

Since Posting a Derisive Divisive Commentary on Christianity, one must wonder whether:

...He must've got his fanny wacked by a nun, when a child.

Or this is a "SICK" April Fool's Day Joke.
(NOT Funny)

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Yes, wouldn't it be hilarious

Yes, wouldn't it be hilarious if zealots sought to indoctrinate him using corporal punishment and he resented it? I mean, what a riot.

His Resentment Is Obvious

..it's like a recurring theme (for him)within this site.
Resentment is anger turned inward, a destructive emotion.

And since you've missed the point I was making, I guess you got wacked also.
The nuns never "wacked" you unless you had it coming.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Your blind assumption is obvious

Nothing more.

You clearly turn your anger outward - not much healthier.

Nobody missed your juvenile "point."

BTW: Aggression is always evil, even when it comes from nuns, and especially when directed at children. People always excuse the morals of the religious - just one more ill side effect of believing you can do anything you want to others as long as you repent afterwards. Religious morality is a sad joke and pissy religious internet trolls are the reoccurring punchline.

Oh and fortunately for both them and myself and my siblings, neither of my parents were Catholic. I'm glad I didn't have to go through the indoctrination and corporal punishment of one of the world's most destructive forces. Not everyone was disciplined and ruled over like you, stop projecting.