Black Spirituality Religion : Belief/non-belief in God by the numbers...

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  1. Aqil

    Aqil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    10% of Protestants, 21% of Roman Catholics, and 52% of Jews do NOT believe in God.

    That's the surprising word from a new survey by Harris Interactive of 2,306 adults that shows belief in God varies quite widely among different segments of the American public. How often do we go to a place of worship? Not much. Most people attend a religious service less than once a month. Still, Americans are far more likely to believe in God and to attend religious services than people in most other developed countries, particularly in Europe.

    While 79% of Americans believe there is a God, only 66% are absolutely certain of it...9% do not believe in God, and 12% aren't sure. And weirdly, not everyone who calls himself/herself a Christian or a Jew actually believes in God.

    Just over half (55%) attend a religious service a few times a year or more...36% attend once a month or more often, and just 26% say they attend every week...41% of women and 31% of men attend once a month or more. Protestants (47%) are more likely to go to church once a month or more often than are Roman Catholics (35%). Jews are least likely to go with 16% saying they go to a synagogue once a month or more.

    Church attendance is highest in the Midwest and lowest in the West...82% of Midwesterners and Southerners believe in God, compared with 75% in the East and West. Our beliefs get stronger as we age. Of those 25 to 29 years old, 71% believe in God. That number jumps to 80% for people over 40, and hits 83% for those 65 and over.

    Here are some other fascinating facts about who believes in God:

    1. 84% of women believe in God, compared with 73% of men.

    2. 91% of African-Americans believe in God, compared with 81% of Hispanics and 78% of whites.

    3. 87% of Republicans believe in God, compared with 78% of Democrats and 75% of Independents.

    4. 82% of those with no college education believe in God, compared with 73% who went to college.

    www.harrisinteractive.com/harris_poll/index.asp?PID=408
     
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    According to Harris Interactive, 10% of Protestants, 21% of Roman Catholics, and 52% of Jews do NOT believe in God...:eeek:
     
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    Can you believe that?
     
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    Yes, though one carries a title doesn't mean one lives up to it in any way. It is but a title; your actions will do the true speaking to if what you are called by is truth or deception.

    Only by having true faith in the Holy Son can one truly say they are called of the Father and the Son; however, there are many calling themselves Christians when they don't believe the Word of the Scriptures at all, because they believe the name covers more than Religious and Spiritual beliefs. So, this is why all faithful and devoted to the Father and Son shouldn't place all importance on what they call themselves in public, but more importance on their calling and how they show themselves to be in following after the Son in His Way.

    That how I see it. :)
     
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