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Christianity &Rationals Thomas on 25 Jun 2010 12:27 am

An interesting way to look at the divisions in the United States

Is America divided on religious lines?

A Nation Divided: Rationalists and Theists in America

The barrier separating us is defined by the unbridgeable gulf between god and rationalism. This is not a culture war, but a cosmic battle between theism and humanism.

The conflict between these two world views is made apparent in the voting booth. The closest election in American history offers plenty of evidence for the religiosity divide. Of those voters who attend church more than once per week, 68% voted for Bush and 32% for Gore. Of those who never attend church, 35% went for Bush, 65% for Gore. Religiosity alone is the most important, obvious and conclusive factor in determining voter behavior. Simply put, church goers tend to vote Republican. Those who instead go the hardware store on Sunday vote Democrat by wide margins. The divide in our society is not between rich and poor, or Catholic and Protestant, or Christian and Muslim, but between those have faith and those who have reason.

7 Responses to “An interesting way to look at the divisions in the United States”

  1. on 26 Jun 2010 at 4:18 pm 1.Biff said …

    Interesting, they didn’t touch the Obama election. The study is way off. Blacks voted over 95% for Obama because of color. Blacks are more relgious than whites as a genral rule. It seems skin color was a driving motive there.

    Then you have the whites who would vote for Castro is he ran as a D. For them, they only vote party. The Candidate is meaningless. And then there are the welfare families. They will vote D as long as they continue to get their checks.

    This is not a issue of religion. BTW, Gore is a former seminary student and also supposedly Christian. Only 20% of the nation is liberal while about 42% is conservative and another 37% or so is moderates.

  2. on 26 Jun 2010 at 7:43 pm 2.Martin said …

    “Interesting, they didn’t touch the Obama election. The study is way off. Blacks voted over 95% for Obama because of color. Blacks are more relgious than whites as a genral rule. It seems skin color was a driving motive there.

    Then you have the whites who would vote for Castro is he ran as a D. For them, they only vote party. The Candidate is meaningless. And then there are the welfare families. They will vote D as long as they continue to get their checks.

    This is not a issue of religion. BTW, Gore is a former seminary student and also supposedly Christian. Only 20% of the nation is liberal while about 42% is conservative and another 37% or so is moderates.”

    This is ONE of the most racist posts I’ve ever read. It serves a couple of things in my mind, it goes to the argument that anything else you post is worthless, and that your religion is useless to anyone but you.

    Blacks voted for Obama because he was the most qualified man for the job, and because he was black has NOTHING to do with his ability. Using his RACE for any argument shows ignorance and hatred. I am shocked to be honest.

  3. on 27 Jun 2010 at 12:32 am 3.Rostam said …

    “Using his RACE for any argument shows ignorance and hatred. I am shocked to be honest.”

    You must be like 5 years old. Grow up and participate in big boy discussions. Many blacks will ADMIT they voted for Obama because of color. I know this personally just as some whites will not vote for him based on color. Racism is a 2 way street.

    Obama was least qualified of anyone who ran for president. This is fact by reviewing the man’s resume and it is not possible to make a legitimate claim to his experience. His performance certainly has followed his experience.

    This is why this nation cannot have honest discussions on race. Guys like martin refer to those who discuss race as the ……..HATRED, IGNORANCE, RACIST!

    Oh, Jesee Lee Peterson makes the same argument. he is BLACK!!

  4. on 27 Jun 2010 at 2:32 pm 4.Martin said …

    I ignore YOU, Rostrum, from this point on, because in order for you to debate you must begin with an insult. That isn’t a debate, that is an argument, and I refuse to participate. Have a nice day.

  5. on 27 Jun 2010 at 2:34 pm 5.Martin said …

    “Obama was least qualified of anyone who ran for president. This is fact by reviewing the man’s resume and it is not possible to make a legitimate claim to his experience. His performance certainly has followed his experience.

    Typical ARGUMENT from a white, racist. Well played, I’m sure the KKK just LOVES you. Your white sheet is showing. I remind you, however, that the Africa-American vote was NOT enough to elect a president, AND his being elected is part of the constitutional assurances that YOUR type so violently support. You can’t have it both ways, skipper.

  6. on 27 Jun 2010 at 4:42 pm 6.Biff said …

    Rosta,

    I expected the race card form the Martins of the world. If you criticize the POTUS you are considered racist. Imagine if a movie about assisanting Obama was to be produced, but yet it was OK for Bush. They are hypocrites erasing their white guilt. He even went to the white sheet card! Then he complains about insults. Isn’t that the way of the wacky left? Its just like Obama. However, it is not Obama’s fault, it is the American Idol culture who never consider experience. Hilary warned us.

    However, I don’t let such childish tactics keep me from what is evident. I have some close black friends who go back 20 years and we can sit down and have real conversations about race and as you mentioned, it is big boy discussions.

  7. on 28 Jun 2010 at 6:59 pm 7.Martin said …

    “However, I don’t let such childish tactics keep me from what is evident. I have some close black friends who go back 20 years and we can sit down and have real conversations about race and as you mentioned, it is big boy discussions.”

    PERFECTLY put, using the “I’ve got tons of black friends” excuse for behavior is the greatest Right Winged Christian Crackpot statement of the century.

    How’s this for “street creds” I graduated from an Historically Black College, and worked and taught there for 23 years. So, using the whole “I got a black friend” statement on me is really funny.. good one. Go live in the their community, work daily in an environment where they are the majority, know their families, attend their weddings, their funerals, really get to KNOW them, THEN bring that argument back and try again, BIG BOY.

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