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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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What I was...

...commenting on was the mocking of someone believing resurrection CAN happen. That's as silly as mocking an atheist for believing it CAN'T happen. If an omnipotent God exists, then wouldn't it be odd to say resurrection can't happen? If no God exists, wouldn't it be odd to say resurrection can happen?

As for the historicity of Christ, there is certainly a lot more manuscript evidence of the gospels, closer in time to the originals, than say the works of Plato or the writings of Julius Ceasar. Do you also scoff at people who accept the historicity of Plato or his actual thoughts and words having been adequately preserved?

Sure and you can you can give

Sure and you can you can give proof of evolution or the big bang?

Here you go. Evidence for

Here you go.

Evidence for evolution: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcva2dXecO0

Evidence for the Big Bang: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyCkADmNdNo

No proof.... Not one recorded

No proof.... Not one recorded witness... Yet Jesus has many....

There's a reason why they're called THEORIES

They should be taught as such, but instead, they are taught as fact. I think that started during the early 1900s progressive era.

Count me in the other

Count me in the other direction.... A year ago I didn't believe today I do!

Head injury?

Head injury?

No I started following Ron

No I started following Ron Paul... Then when I realized he was a Christian I had to look into it...

Magwan77 sells Christianity in her own way.

Don't worry. Magwan77 sells Christianity in her own way. A profane person running their foul mouth will still serve Gods plan. You don't have to see the world through hate tinted glasses, and thank God, because her world is a miserable world.

I'm all for free speech here at the Daily Paul, and sometimes the best thing to do is just let a profane person talk themselves into a corner. It's where they see themselves ending up anyway, and there's nothing you can do to protect somebody from themselves.

Percent of me that doesn't care reaches 100%


Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

People losing belief that

People losing belief that fast? Either had to do with he so called doomsday last year, or things must be getting particularly grim for many of them.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

You of all people should know

You of all people should know how polls are skewed to concoct a false consensus of what is believed.

You anti religious people are the least libertarian

In fact you are sort of neocon like.....make that neoliberberfacist. You don't believe in freedom of thought and take every opportunity to attack people on their beliefs. Disgusting display of thuggish elitism as I've ever seen. It equals that of the globalwarming alarmists.

What ever happened to live and let live?

You are all doing a great job at helping the NWO establish their one world religion.

Think a moment....who brainwashed you into thinking being a bigot toward people who believe in God is a good thing? Who taught you that making fun of others and belittling their beliefs should be celebrated and encouraged?

You are good little minion aren't you? You need a badge to display "Proud to be a Bigot minion for the NWO"

You are totally

You are totally missing the point. If you want to believe that rainbows poop-out unicorns go right ahead but don't be surprised if the educated people who post here see you as having zero credibility. You Christians go to great lengths to discredit yourselves and destroy any credibility that you may have once had and when you go around telling people that you are a Christian and then try to promote liberty it is like a person going around professing that they believe that the earth is hollow and full of aliens and trying to promote liberty. Don't be surprised if grownups see you as kooky and reject your liberty message because you are so totally and profoundly kooky.

Why are you on the Daily Paul

if you believe that Christians cannot be liberty-minded? After all, Ron Paul is Christian.

Why are you here? Certainly your inferior opinion of Christians carries over to the good doctor, does it not?

mbennett...you continue to show your arrogance, and I'm beginning to believe you're more than just a little confused.

So arrogant and self riotous!

So arrogant and self riotous! So pious in your anti-religious belief! You have zero credibility of being liberty minded.

Everything YOU believe has been taught to you by a human, by propaganda, by the state, by organizations with agendas. Until you realize that, you will never understand what is real and what is not. You're not intelligent. You are programed. I'm not saying what you have to believe. I just know by what you write that someone has filled your head with the idea that it's ok to disparage people who believe in God. Why do you do it? Do you have a desperate need to feel superior?

Your ignorance drips from your condescending words. You aught to explore why you have this desperate need to tear other people down gleefully.

Funny.... Ron Paul goes

Funny.... Ron Paul goes around telling people he is Christan and he is one of the biggest Liberty promoters I have ever known.

At the current rate the

At the current rate the church could be gone in less than a decade. But I have faith, the Church has "reevaluated" its beliefs continuously over the last 2 thousand years. I have no doubt they will come up with a plan that will be competitive with the "72 virgins in heaven" offer. But until then, I'm sure the defections will continue...

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

Good news

Always nice to see paganistic beliefs come to an end.


The Ishtar Bunny is still alive and hopping around hiding chicken eggs.


You must think Ron Paul has never come to his senses since he is one of those senseless people who know that Jesus was raised from the grave? What may be even more foreign too you is the high number of people in that 64-77% who know beyond all doubt that Jesus conquered death and rose from the grave. I am in this group and I know for certain Ron is as well.

The real question is why are you striving to insult a group of people based on their personal relationship with Jesus Christ?

Ron Paul 2012 - It's Almost Here!

If I had a personal

If I had a personal relationship with Sponge Bob would you think that was silly?

There has never been any credible evidence that a historical Jesus Christ existed. If Ron Paul believes in a historical Jesus Christ, it is due to a lack of knowledge and/or from childhood indoctrination. He, like all Christians have embraced superstition instead of logic and truth. Those with low self-esteem often times embrace Christianity because they think that it makes them "something" or "somebody." They think they are so important that the universe deserves to have them live forever and that strokes their egos a whole lot.

Until you can provide even a scintilla of evidence that Jesus Christ ever existed I'll continue believing that he did not. The burden always falls upon those making the outlandish claims to prove them and not on me to disprove them. And don't try pulling the worthless "faith" card on me for that too has no value. Just ask the followers of Jim Jones or the Heaven's Gate cult. Oh wait, they are all dead.

To those of you who think of Ron Paul as a deity and as being infallible, I have but two words for you... Jessie Benton.

You are a spiteful little

You are a spiteful little person that lacks the respect found in most parts of the liberty movement. But I sure as hell will defend your ability to make your little oral attacks because we must respect all thought and all speech, not just agreeable speech. But you know not what you do.

"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."

nah...he can defend himself

I won't help a bigot

There is a ton of evidence,

There is a ton of evidence, but you will scoff at it all.

Josephus is one source that was extra biblical, but you will go out of your way to deny that. Go ahead, my faith is strong. I don't need your approval to believe. Go somewhere else and leave people be.

Stop being bitter and live and let live.

Take something Jesus said and apply it to your life: do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Not really, but I'm OK with your belief

I think you make a great point. I am not a believer, but I have no problem with you. I don't like what this post tried to do, but it is no more divisive than some of the anti-freethinker/pro-extremist Christian posts on DP for weeks now as well, just to be fair. I just wish they all would stop. ( my guess is PatriotsUnderGod and the like along with this poster all have alternative motives). And, I am guilty of feeding the trolls, I admit it.

As for Josephus, you shouldn't use that. That has been debunked many times and even Evangelical Bible Scholars don't suggest using it. It is a forged paragraph inserted hundreds of years after he died.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

What would Ron Paul do

What would Ron Paul do (think, say, eat, smell, see....)?

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

Why I hate some Libertarians

some libertarians a so anti-religion they belittle others for having religion. This post is a prime example of another libertarian asshole that isn't happy unless he insulting anyone who has a religious belief. You don't want to be a religious person, fine. Leave others who do alone. None of your business.

So go213mph go fuck yourself.

Would you..

Would you allow a brain surgeon who dressed like Bozo the Clown and who told you that he came to earth from the planet Guller operate on you despite the fact that every one of his previous patients had died on the operating table? What if he insisted on breaking wishbones with his nurse until he got the big piece prior to commencing the surgery in an effort to bring about a successful operation?

How about if he told you that he had a prior life as Napoleon Bonaparte and had traveled many times to the planet Jupiter and lived in a home on the moon where he commuted to and from each day? Would you simply say "Well, he is entitled to his 'opinions' and I should not use his goofy unsubstantiated beliefs to choose to distance myself from him?

I have noticed that rather than attempt to provide ANY logical, reality-based facts to disprove my contentions, that the childish superstitious fools try to vote me down.

Way to go you rocket scientists. Thanks for making my point as to how utterly worthless Christianity is.

Why are you so full of hate

Why are you so full of hate and venom? I have my own beliefs about Christianity but that doesn't make me a better or worse individual, nor do i want to judge others as you do. Why don't you try to live and let live?

"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."