"- Is the majority of decline in self-identified religious labels attributable to those who are already barely-practicing , as Pew says?"
EAT YOUR SPINACH!
It's spelled Disqus, DJT... Learn to spell
I would disagree.
I thought you would appreciate his foulmouthed bluntness. I thought, ?D will like this!?
"LOL, with any struggle between the corporations or government, government will always win."
Ahhhha I?m at your disposal, Kitty.
I speak of the kind of god Christians worship, one who is involved in human affairs. It is safe to say that this kind of god does not exist. He is invisible, intangible and has no effect on anything. Pray away and nothing happens.
Let's take an intermediate case: young me before marriage having fun with a married woman. Is it still regarded as premarital?
We'll have to wait and see, won't we.
To all who have contributed to the conversation over the last 3 days, I want to humbly thank you for your thoughts and ideas. This OP has so far had 326 comments! That is blowing my mind!
"And abortion numbers were massively low."
You applied what you consider a bad treat to an entire population. That is generally know as bigotry.
Keep at it and maybe it will come to you.
Not sure who or what "Darwinians" are, but even Darwin's original theory of evolution was not random. Natural selection is a differential selection of successful traits, i.e. not random.
So you "wear the law" on your hands and between your eyes and make an "idol" of it just as you make an "idol" of loving your neighbor. Why not just start with Deuteronomy 6:4-5 and get right with God?
Care to point to the passage indicating matter in the universe to have been in place before creation? How about the passage describing this wet rock? And by the way, planets are neither alive nor breathing. And by the way, you have yet to explain how you determined that everything has a beginning. Again, spare us your cheap, dishonest apologetics.
Obviously He can give you a better Life.
Trump at the helm, right wingers as foot soldiers !
My dog usually sleeps in the bed with me. He'll get on the bed before me because I have to take my vitamins and put creams and stuff on first. No matter where I put the blanket he will find a way to sit on it in a way where I can't use it or only cover a third of my body with it.
"Not everyone is educated or smart." This is obvious. However, you need to get job skills. That means starting with fast food, retail or some other basic job, then getting a better job, then a better one. Hopefully either learning marketable skills or going to school for some marketable skill rather than planning on public assistance as a career. We spend over a trillion dollars per year keeping our poor, poorer and more dependent than the generation before them.
The benefits definitely aren't significant in a country with easy access to running water.