Is American society becoming more secular ?

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  1. arauca Banned Banned

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    Is atheism gaining ground in America ?
     
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  3. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    “Nones” on the Rise

    The number of Americans who do not identify with any religion continues to grow at a rapid pace. One-fifth of the U.S. public – and a third of adults under 30 – are religiously unaffiliated today, the highest percentages ever in Pew Research Center polling.

    http://www.pewforum.org/2012/10/09/nones-on-the-rise/
     
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  5. arauca Banned Banned

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    Very well that is what goes parallel to this observation :

    America has long been on the road of godless material marxism, but this year a new offensive and killing blow was struck.

    Everyone knows now about the insanity of the American Black Friday consumption orgy, where tens of millions of Americans turn into something equivalent to hunger maddened Somali refugees as they bash out doors, bash out windows and on occasion bash out each other, to get their hands on "super" deals for material goods, goods most of them can not afford and can not pay back credit on. But like all such orgies, the baby comes a bit later, in the form of a payment bill.

    However, at least up to that point, most Americans still had a rational, family oriented holiday in the form of Thanksgiving. But no more.

    From this year and I am sure going forward forever, the doors of the stores open on the actual holiday. Some as early as 1800, which means, right in the middle of the big dinner. Americans must now decide what is more important to them: God (when they rarely remember Him), family or a super new pair of Nike shoes named after some prima dona basket ball player.

    Well we all know how that choice will go. Million of Americans instantly made the decision to chuck God and Family right out the dumpster with the cold turkey and to fight their fellow gluttons for some new clink to show off to their equally, soulless, Christless zombie neighbors.

    A zombie is a most accurate description: a mindless, soulless consumption machine and this day of Thanksgiving, has shown us what the Protestant Economy leads everyone to: a zombie state, a damned on earth mentality of Marxist Materialism.

    And as if starving and fighting for survival, brawls and stabbings have broken out all over the US in various stores and megastores. The body count was already starting role in, even during the middle of the night. If this is what debtor broke, but still fed, America is like, while the lights are still on and the food, even if bought on government food allocation cards, is like, what will happen when/if the lights go out and the shipments stop?

    And what of those few store managers who refused to force their employees to work on the actual holiday? Several load firings have ensued....not that the masses care, they got their clunk...how about you?

    Stanislav Mishin
     
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  7. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    A most excellent holiday adventure! Will these be fast or slow zombies? Will they feast on brains, or will they devour any part of the living? Does one require a head shot to bring them down, or would a conventional, say, AK-47 spray-and-pray approach be more effective? Will the zombie virus infect dogs as well, or will only humans be turned into the living dead?
     
  8. siledre Registered Senior Member

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    I don't think Americans are all going atheist, I think it's just a shift from the church to a self belief issue but then again, you could be correct.
     
  9. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Sorry, I don't participate in black friday shopping, I'm not a Christian.

    SARAH PALIN: Well, I hope you read the book because I`m not saying it’s way too commercialized. I love the commercialization of Christmas because it spreads the Christmas cheers...
     
  10. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    Positions of un-faith are inherently nihilistic and should be avoided.
     
  11. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    I don't deny that knowledge can exist, but faith is fake knowledge and should be avoided.
     
  12. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    True faith is knowledge.
     
  13. arauca Banned Banned

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    Faith is a driving force to make you keep going . A person without faith is like a l boat without a ruder
     
  14. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    What if it's faith that one shouldn't keep going because heaven awaits in an afterlife?
     
  15. arauca Banned Banned

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    When you get there then you let me know then I take your word , but in the mean wile you are speculating
     
  16. Sylvester Registered Senior Member

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    It's the friday after Thanksgiving so your comment does not make sense. Didn't we just pass Thanksgiving?

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    Black Friday is from the phrase "In the black".

    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/in_the_black
     
  17. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    Death is not necessary to get into Heaven. In fact life is the virtue here.
     
  18. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    I mean this is a very real thing. The attackers of 9/11 were full of faith, and it led them directly to oblivion.
     
  19. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    It's traditionally when people start to shop for Christmas gifts, why else would they be shopping?
     
  20. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    I was speaking generally about faith, not all permutations of faith, or secular interpretations of Christianity.
     
  21. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    And with so many true faiths, there is so much knowledge to choose from. Don't like one set of knowledge? Choose another! Everybody's right.
     
  22. Sylvester Registered Senior Member

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    That is conjecture, but to answer your question: why else would they be shopping?

    I really dont know, but i guess the reasons are many.
     
  23. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    Just because one claims to believe in something doesn't mean the faith muscles in their mind is actually being exercised.
     

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