Jesus Christ’s Return

http://people-press.org/report/?pageid=1740 Pew Research asked the question, and bat-shit crazy Americans provided the not so surprising answers.

As expected, predictions about whether Jesus Christ will return to earth in the next 40 years divide along religious lines. Fully 58% of white evangelical Christians say Jesus Christ will definitely or probably return to earth in this period, by far the highest percentage in any religious group. Only about a third of Catholics (32%), and even fewer white mainline Protestants (27%) and the religiously unaffiliated (20%) predict Jesus Christ’s return to earth.

 

 

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Will JC return to earth in the next 40 years?

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RE: Jesus Christ’s Return

I've never understood this mentality. The Bible itself says "you know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man comes." This just says smething about the mindset of those people - their detachment from rationality, their self-centeredness, their narrow-minded certainity about most things.

by Nathan Empsall 2010-07-01 09:18AM | 0 recs
RE: Jesus Christ’s Return

 Unlike 100% of my diaries post MyDD "upgrade', I now have penned (cut and pasted) a diary which accumulated a comment! I guess I could take this as evidence that there is a god, but I'll hold off on that for the moment.

The point is, I think, that Americans are superstitious idiots for the most part, and the antidote offered by blogs such as this one can be boiled down to: Obama Sucks and those who think he doesn't suck, suck even harder, which - imho - misses the point entirely.

 Even assuming that there is a lot of overlap between the sizeable portion of the population of the good ol' USA profiled by Pew in re: JC's return and:

Those who believe in ghosts: 48%

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/10/29/opinion/polls/main994766.shtml

Those who believe in/ have seen UFOs: 50%/ 5%

Those who believe Obama is a Muslim: 57 percent of Republicans, and 32 percent of Americans overall.

http://primebuzz.kcstar.com/?q=node/21796

With regard to Healthcare Law: Eighty-one percent (81%) of GOP voters and 54% of unaffiliateds favor repeal of the plan. Sixty-seven percent (67%) of Democrats are opposed.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/health_care_law

As I said, even assuming that there is overlap among those groups of boneheads, whether or not I am an Obama fanboy should not trouble people here, and concern about opinion polls regarding the November elections should be considered in the larger context: very many Americans are batshit crazy and not very bright to boot.

by QTG 2010-07-01 09:54AM | 0 recs
RE: Jesus Christ’s Return

Well hey, even I believe in UFOs - I've seen flying things that I couldn't identify. But they weren't from outer space. :P

But seriously, if there's any comfor here it's that the Obama-Muslim poll was from Harris, which gets everything wrong. You will never see me cite anything from Harris in a paper, post/diary, or even comment.

by Nathan Empsall 2010-07-01 12:11PM | 0 recs
RE: Jesus Christ’s Return

And yeah - traffic has been cut in half since the upgrade. That's partly the interface driving diarists/commenters away I'm sure, but to be fair, traffic is down at all blogs. It's just that time of the cycle.

by Nathan Empsall 2010-07-01 12:12PM | 0 recs
More fun with stupid Americans

http://www.gallup.com/poll/3742/New-Poll-Gauges-Americans-General-Knowledge-Levels.aspx

As far as you know, does the earth revolve around the sun, or does the sun revolve around the earth?

Earth revolves around the sun 79% Sun revolves around the earth 18 No opinion 3   100%

 

by QTG 2010-07-01 12:30PM | 0 recs
RE: More fun with stupid Americans

Now unlike religion, that is just plain stupid, and from a reputable pollster. Dang.

by Nathan Empsall 2010-07-01 01:18PM | 0 recs
RE: More fun with stupid Americans

Oh sure, I see the sun go across the sky every single day and yet I'm supposed to believe from some liberal government agency with a Marxist agenda that it's really the Earth going around the sun?? Ha!! It's all a hoax!!  The emails!!  The emails!!  This is Obama's way of instituting a world government to take away our guns and pollute our bodily fluids.

by the mollusk 2010-07-01 03:04PM | 0 recs
Impressive

I have always been impressed by those who can predict the exact date of Christ's return. 

 

That is just as impressive as those who believe in Christ (or any other God, Goddess etc.).  It is all a matter of faith. 

Would you call all those who believe in anything likewise as being stupid ?

by Ravi Verma 2010-07-01 12:55PM | 0 recs
Maybe, maybe not

but Duran Duran will return.  You just watch.

by the mollusk 2010-07-01 03:01PM | 0 recs

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