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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 is your belief?

Do you have children? If you do, do you teach that being homosexual is good, encouraging your young sons to some day find a man and get married?
grant

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Christians don't threaten anyone with damnation, it is not within their power to damn people. Christianity teaches that everyone is already headed for damnation despite their sexual aberration or lack of belief, because of their sins. Christians offer a message which they believe is a solution to a problem which they think exists for everyone. The mention of hell is not a threat as much as an offer of help, much like a dentist who shows pictures of rotten teeth to his patients.

Holy crap.

I'm surprised we still have that many people who are still faithful.

Y'know, when you're talking about an all-powerful God who CREATED the laws of physics, you've given up your right to claim that resurrection is stupid.

Be honest with your unintelligent, baseless mockery - at least mock the idea of God, rather than a single tenet of a religion that worships Him.

"talking about an all-powerful God..."??

I never said anything about the imaginary playmate in the sky.

"Secular schools can never be tolerated because such schools have no religious instruction, and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith ... we need believing people." ~ Adolf Hitler

"I have examined all the known superstitions of the world, and I do not find in our particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology. Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined and imprisoned. What has been the effect of this coercion? To make one half the world fools and the other half hypocrites; to support roguery and error all over the earth." ~ Thomas Jefferson

A quote from AH and that is

A quote from AH and that is your response? No one is denying that politicians have used religion to their disastrous advantage but there are also governments - such as the USSR and Communist China - that worship being atheists.

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

I can remember the very first

I can remember the very first time I got drunk. I was dead for 3 days but then I felt better.

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