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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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"Why are you so full of hate and venom?"

That's like asking a snake why it bit you. It's in his nature.

A Godless and profane person is left with nothing but their base nature. They celebrate it and revel in it. What they want is a world were they can freely revel in their base nature.

Eventually reveling in ones nature isn't enough.

"Man cannot live on bread alone."

He'll need more. Most of the time it results in a form of self worship where the Godless man imagines himself as becoming Godlike.

"Why don't you try to live and let live?"

Because what you're offering people is counter to everything he desires; a world where he can freely revel in his nature.

Look, no one owes you an

Look, no one owes you an explanation. Especially since you are so hostile and ad hoministic with your arguments,

If you don't believe the tons of evidence, fine. Stop insulting other people for their beliefs. But, don't worry, Christians have thick skins, we have been persecuted since the beginning.

Seriously, you have a lot of hate you need to work out. I don't know why it matters to you so much what I think, and I further don't know why you have to persecute others for peacefully following their own religion.

What, you don't believe in the First Amendment?

Nothing is more worthless

Nothing is more worthless than your post here...

A decrease or increase either way make no difference to me

Fortunately, an ideas popularity index hasn't ever swayed me one way or another on any issue. Case in point, my support for Ron Paul although he was always lower in the percentages of societal "approval" or vote numbers, he was still my guy. If that number went to 0% or 100% in the above poll, it wouldn't affect my beliefs in any way.

Plus I don't buy into any of these "polls" whether it's religous belief, political support or any of the other. Many who argue against any religions teachings often attribute problems to "man's influence". Well polls are well-known to be skewed one way or another by the way questions are asked, who's asking the questions, etc.

Yet another post trying to stoke the flames of animosity in the liberty movement pitting some who believe one thing against those who don't believe or believe something different.

Many of these posts have become so boringsome. Can't wait until the elections roll around so we can focus again on what unites us and not divides us.

This poll is completely

This poll is completely deceiving as it leaves out the fact that there has been a 14.7% increase in men who believe there are 72 virgins waiting for them in heaven.

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

And another study ...

... showed that 58% of Americans do not read a single non-fiction book their entire lives after they complete their institutional schooling, whether high school or college.

I wonder how much overlap there is with the 64% and the 58%.

I was going to read a book

I was going to read a book one time but with work, football season, baseball season, basket ball, hockey, all the regular tv programming, Nascar, making my grass the greenest in the neighborhood, new release friday movie....I just didn't have time.

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

I get it, but a little low-brow. And it wasn't 3 days.

I'm with you, to a point. And as much as I have been annoyed and insulted by mulitple Christian posts lately telling me that individual liberty is only available if I bow to their imaginary god-man, and that homosexuals don't exist, as a fellow free-thinker I would ask you to be more honest about the reason for the Daily Paul. We are here to revel in our common traits - not get "one-up" on each other.

I have very much responded negatively to some posts with apologetics and preaching. But, I don't think I would have started new forum post with this - could have been saved for a response.

As to your point....Huzaah!! And, even though the "prophesies", written after the Gospels in the 400's, said 3 days, it really was more like 1 1/2. Down late in the day Friday, Up at dawn on Sunday.

Here's a great comic take:

"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

That is sad

but why so combative to people of faith?

Aren't we about freedom on this site? Including freedom of religion?

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

My only beef with some

My only beef with some relgions is that they lead to nutty things like Christian Zionism, and desire for governments to punish people for breaking religious commandments.

I think thats fine

as long as we can have civil conversations and seek to understand each other. Most zionists that claim to be Christians have been misled theologically and are a little over zealous for Israel and people of Jewish faith.

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

Used to be...

But not anymore.

Interesting numbers, but..

but please stick with facts next time and please do not interject and boldface your opinion in a demeaning manor.

Yes, it was demeaning. ".. but at least more people are coming to their senses."
Face it, you don't know if there is a god, if mystical things happened in the past, or even if the president is actually a robot! Others have their beliefs and to pretend your 'senses' are so much more keen than others is a bit arrogant.

Nothing to do with liberty

"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."

Is this seriously what the DailyPaul has come to? Now we are attacking other people personal and individual beliefs?

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

No, we are trying to distance ..

No, we are trying to distance ourselves from loony childish fools who never learned how to think and discern. Folks who believe in talking snakes and asses and believe in Jewish zombies obviously have mental problems and these buffoons are tainting the hell out of the liberty movement.


Just FYI, if you hate anything to do with Christianity and want to distance yourself from Christians, you should probably leave this site - givent that its namesake, Ron Paul, is a Christian.

Oops, that just got awkward. XD


So in order to participate in this site we have to worship Ron Paul and believe that he is inerrant?

Go get an education.

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oh cool

starting a club?
yeah we gotta keep them "other way thinkers" out
sounds all inclusive to me,but can we all join?

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Grow up

Can't make a better argument than that? Give it a rest. The main person this site was originally about believes in "Jewish Zombies". You're a fool and I don't mean that in a name calling sort of way but in the way of what the word fool actually means.

Well, I don't

Well I don't worship Ron Paul. He is certainly less than perfect and my guess is that he never took the time to study the history of the Judeo Christian belief system and how the Christian Bible is, to a huge extent, a rip-off of much older culture's myths and fables many of which violate the laws of the universe and could never have happened.

Stop being lazy and research it for yourself if you don't believe me.
I too used to be a Christian but then I got an education and stopped believing in Santa, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and Jesus.

PS: If Ron Paul believes in and has faith in a historical Jesus, it is no different than fools believing in and having faith that the US government is a benevolent caretaker of American society and can produce wealth from thin air. Ron Paul simply needs some education.

May I

ask which of the 26 DIFFERENT versions of the Bible is the one of which you speak?

...and then there are Christians, such as myself, who are a bit New-Agey, still believe in God and Jesus, while also believing that one or all of the 26 versions have been tampered with by man...

No one will ever convince me that Jesus did not/does not exist. True story:

The first words out of my 4-year-old's mouth to me after open-heart surgery: "Mommy, Jesus came and held my hand." It gave me goosebumps. Jesus had been mentioned briefly in her presence a few YEARS prior to this. Religious/spiritual matters were NOT discussed due to the threat of violence from my then-husband. You were not there, I was, and that's that!

Your obvious tactics will not shatter/scatter the Liberty movement.

O.P.O.G.G. - Fighting the attempted devolution of the rEVOLution
Ron Paul 2012...and beyond

Where to start?

Noone said you worship Ron Paul. In his own words he'd tell you he's less than perfect.

I do think he took the time to study the Judeo Christian beleif system. You must be a genius to study and understand all of the laws of the universe even though people like Stephen Hawking still don't. Maybe you're God?!?!?!?!

I have researched it thank you and I'm not lazy. Just because I don't agree with you doesn't mean I haven't researched it. Your next concludsion is that I must be dumb if I researched it and still have faith. You would yet again be incorrect.

Most Christians over the age of 5 don't believe in Santa, the Tooth Fairy (I don't think the tooth fairy is a Christian thing) or the Easter Bunny. But I'm glad after all of your in-depth research you found out they weren't real. Kudos.

Oh yes, enlightened one. Please educate Duke Graduate, OBGYN, Congressman and Champion of the Constituion, Ron Paul. Pfffftttt, hilarious. Man you need to get out a little bit, get out of your own head some. It must be exhausting.

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Tainting the hell out of the liberty movement?

Bullshit. I am not religious by any means, but to think the liberty movement is only for people who do not believe in Jesus is ridiculous. Some of the key players in the liberty movement believe in "Jewish Zombies."

A lot of people seem to think the liberty movement is only for people who think exactly like them. That does not sound like liberty to me.

Are you

Are you one of those people who believe that people who believe the opinion that 1+1=7 is just as valid as the opinion that 1+1=2?

If so then please keep that nonsense to yourself and leave the thinking and decision-making to those of us who are intelligent and educated. Superstitions such as Christianity are for primitive unenlightened people and not for those who have invested the time to research reality and are capable of higher-level thinking.

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I am one of those people who believes in living and letting others live.

In one of your comments further up in this thread you state that no one can refute your claims about Jesus with facts. You are correct and that is because there are no facts to do so. I think the bible is fictitious. However 64% of Americans (according to the title of this thread at least ) seem to think otherwise. That does not make them right, but if any percentage of that 64% believes in liberty, small/limited/constitutional government... well... how are they hurting anyone or anything?

I also read a comment from you where you ask if we all have to worship Ron Paul and claim he is infallible. No, and thank goodness we do not have to do that because he has made mistakes, and I am not interested in worshiping anyone (I actually become quite tired of the deifying that takes place around here sometimes). The original comment of yours that I replied to said that that people who believe in Jesus are tainting the liberty movement. My disagreement with your comment has nothing to do with whether Jesus is real or make believe, my disagreement is that the people who believe in Jesus are tainting anything.

Your comments

Your comments are a testament to your ignorance. I don't care what your faith or non-faith is. Your snooty view of divergent opinions leaves much to be desired.


Hey Einstein, I have a bridge over the East River you might be interested in buying. I can also make you a deal of some prime swamp land. LOL.

Grow up and realize that "opinions" are like anal sphincters, everybody has one. I only pay attention to folks who don't wear their ignorance on their sleeves. I realize that superstitious kooks should never be trusted with any authority or power and their "opinions" are worthless. If you cannot support your "opinion" with evidence, facts, statistics and logic, it has no more value than used toilet tissue so stop criticizing me for not accepting that childish crap.

Go educate yourself and stop trying to be an embarrassment to the liberty movement.

Never heard those before, very original

I think the realization that everyone has an opinion is one you need to reach just by reading through your comments.

I hope to grow up one day and be as smart and original as yourself. Ahhhh, one can dream. So I guess you wouldn't have trusted Ron Paul in any authority or power? hmmmmmm

Noone is criticizing your for not sharing an opinion. You are the one who is leveling ad hominem attacks on anyone who doesn't believe the way you do.

The only embarassment here is yourself. Look up what liberty means, contrast it with your comments, take a few moments to think about it and then reach your own conclusion. If you are what the "Liberty Movement" stands for, it's no more than a bowel movement from the mouth or I guess keyboard in this case.

Once again you are just

Once again you are just throwing individuals into a fire as you collectively attack other peoples beliefs. Since some Christians did that maybe you want to start stoning them as well.

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

People with individual

People with individual beliefs, who have for years threatened non-believers or gay people with eternal damnation and hellfire. So you'll have to excuse me if I don't cry you a river.