78% believe Jesus rose from the dead

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Is America still a Christian nation? It's a much debated question, but it's hard to deny the fact of America's cultural heritage. That many refugees came to these shores to find religious freedom is more than mere symbolism. You could be deprived of life, liberty, property and happiness if you were the wrong religion--something that still happens in many parts of the world. 
With three-quarters of the nation still believing in the resurrected Christ, according to a new Rasmussen poll, the answer to the earlier question seems obvious.
Happy Easter.

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  • I'm starting to believe the ones that say that the Eloheem were space travelers. What else explains Eliahu ha Novi ascending in a firey chariot or seat?

  • And of course we all know that the more people believe something, the more true it must be. Sorry, Galileo, the world is flat after all.

    What's driving this magnificent country toward idiocy is the notion that reality itself not only can be but should be determined by popular opinion.

  • Right, just as popular opinion drove us toward the idiocy of Barack Obama.

  • In reply to DennisByrne1:

    Nope, it was an election with supposedly dependable touch screen voting machines and the like.

    I mentioned somewhere else about Article IV Section 4 of the Constitution guaranteeing a Republican Form of Government. I take it you don't believe in that, at least in the way our founding fathers conceived it 69 years before the founding of the Republican Party.

  • In reply to jack:

    Sorry. I forgot that you work for the Chicago Tribune, that believes in molding public opinion so that candidates selected by the voters, such as Jack Ryan, get kicked off the ballot by party bosses who select people like Alan Keyes to lose to someone you mentioned in your post above. And, of course, did the same with Scott Lee Cohen.

    So, I guess public opinion does trump the voters at 435 N. Michigan, just not in the way you put it.

  • In reply to jack:

    The God who dies and rises again is a concept that goes way, way back in human history, and it still has power today. The high number of Americans who believe the Christian myth of death-and-rebirth is about the same number who believe that Earth and Man were created about 10,000 years ago by a God. This Christian myth is apparently believed and proselytized by Bill Brady, the Republican candidate for Illinois Goverbor. He has stated that Creationism should be taught in Illinois public schools. I presume that, if he is elected, he will be asking the texas, Okl;ahoma and Kansas State School Boards to advise him on changing public school curricula and science textbooks to reflect the Creationist belief.

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