Skip to comments.Richard Dawkins and His 'Oh God' Moment
Posted on 02/17/2012 10:47:40 AM PST by old school
The statistics purport to show that most people who identify themselves as Christian turn out, when questioned on what they actually think, to be overwhelmingly secular in their attitudes on issues ranging from gay rights to religion in public life. Dawkinss conclusion is that these self-identified Christians are not really Christian at all.
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I’m inclined to agree with Dawkins, oddly enough.
Just read the first few pages of the New Testament.
Six in ten respondents (61%) agree that homosexuals should have the same legal rights in all aspects of their lives as heterosexuals, and those who disapprove of sexual relations between two adults of the same sex (29%) are greatly outnumbered by those who do not (46%).
Less than a quarter (23%) believe that sex between a man and a woman is only acceptable within marriage.
There is strong support for an adult woman's right to have an abortion within the legal time limit, with more than three in five (62%) in favour and only one in five (20%) against.
Three in five (59%) Christians support the legalisation of assisted suicide in the case of terminally ill adult patients where certain safeguards are in place, with only one in five (21%) opposing it.
The majority (60%) have not read any part of the Bible, independently and from choice, for at least a year.
Just a third (32%) believe Jesus was physically resurrected,
Around one in six (16%) selected the statement 'I have accepted Jesus as my Lord and Saviour'
Only a quarter (26%) say they completely believe in the power of prayer
Overall, the findings suggest that the number of UK adults self-identifying as Christian has fallen significantly since the 2001 Census. This research found that at the time of the 2011 Census, just over half (54%) the public thought of themselves as Christian, compared with almost three-quarters (72%) in the 2001 Census
The embarrassment is plainly on the author and the radio interviewer for even attempting to make a contrasting case out of this false comparison.
in the UK that is the majority. I say that from my personal experience when I lived there for years in the early 2000s
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