It looks like the Religious Industrial Complex is swimming against a strong tide:That's right, Christians. It's all our fault. Mwah-ha-ha!The percentage of Americans who call themselves Christians has dropped dramatically over the past two decades, and those who do are increasingly identifying themselves without traditional denomination labels, according to a major study of U.S. religion being released today.
The only group that grew in every U.S. state since the 2001 survey was people saying they had "no" religion; the survey says this group is now 15 percent of the population. Silk said this group is likely responsible for the shrinking percentage of Christians in the United States.
Well, I'm sure plenty of it had to do with how obnoxious the religious frothers have become, too. I know quite a few people who threw religion on the scrap heap after getting disgusted with Christianity in this country. They usually first turn to other religions and discover that there's no safe haven from fools. One of the many problems with religion is that the fools usually end up dominating the group.
I'll be happy just as long as the non-believers grow to a nice, healthy size, and the majority of the remaining religious folk are the non-frothing kind. I'll be thrilled if the far right frothers are reduced to impotent squeaking. And hopefully, we can get the Catholics to indulge less in excommunicating raped 9 year-olds and the people who helped them abort a life-threatening pregnancy, and instead indulge in more of this:
I mean, that's just absolutely delightful. More of this, please. I do so loves it when DIsco gets dissed by the big boyz.
How bad has it gotten for the Discovery Institute? So bad that they have to spend their time whining about the fact that even the Catholic Church won't let them play in any reindeer games.A Vatican-backed conference on evolution is under attack from people who weren't invited to participate: those espousing creationism and intelligent design...Ouch. You know you're sucking hind tit when even the Catholic Church doesn't think your ideas are intellectually rigorous.
Organizers of the five-day conference at the Pontifical Gregorian University said Thursday that they barred intelligent design proponents because they wanted an intellectually rigorous conference on science, theology and philosophy to mark the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin's "The Origin of Species."
Who wants to take a field trip to DIsco HQ to rub their noses in it?