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More Brits Believe in Aliens Than in God, Survey Claims
The Christian Post ^ | 10/21/12 | Anugrah Kumar

Posted on 10/22/2012 8:29:28 AM PDT by marshmallow

The number of those who believe in extraterrestrial life is significantly higher than those who believe in God in the United Kingdom, a survey commissioned by a new alien-themed video game claims.

The survey, for which the "XCOM: Enemy Unknown" videogame hired market research agency Opinion Matters to conduct, suggests that 52 percent of U.K. adults believe UFO evidence has been covered up because widespread knowledge of their existence would threaten government stability, as opposed to 44 percent who say they believe in God.

Around 10 percent of the country also claims to have seen a UFO, with almost a quarter more men claiming to have done so than women, the survey indicated. It also suggested that about 20 percent of the country believes UFOs have landed, while over 5 million U.K. residents believe the Moon landings were faked.

Opinion Matters, which surveyed 1,359 U.K. adults, says the results are representative of the population in the U.K.

"Yes, it has been done with an independent panel through a bonafide research company," says Karen Brooks, managing director of Opinion Matters. "Surveys can be done face-to-face, over the telephone and online. This one was a U.K. adult sample, which is quite broad, and doing it online is a quick, effective way of getting to that audience," she continued. "We make sure that all of the questions are compliant from a research perspective."

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1 posted on 10/22/2012 8:29:31 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Like I would tell the truth on this one......


2 posted on 10/22/2012 8:31:05 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: marshmallow

3 posted on 10/22/2012 8:31:16 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: marshmallow

This is my shocked face -_-


4 posted on 10/22/2012 8:31:56 AM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: marshmallow

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=James+carville&id=0DF26B4D308092EE6523DDED749870A85AA7AB31&FORM=IQFRBA


5 posted on 10/22/2012 8:34:03 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: marshmallow

Or, “What Liberals do when they know deep in their soul that there must be a higher power but just can’t bring themselves to agree with those evil conservative Christians.”


6 posted on 10/22/2012 8:35:33 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: marshmallow

I’m guessing this was posted with on the basis that general consensus here would that this is self-evidently stupid. However, considering the unfathomable billions, even trillions of star systems and galaxies existing throughout the universe, it is statistically impossible that we live on the only planet in the entire universe that has life.
The existence of God, on the other hand, cannot be quantified and can only be assumed on the basis of faith and the negative assumption that the existence of God cannot be disproved.
Flame away...


7 posted on 10/22/2012 8:37:46 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: marshmallow

What ever happened to answering a question, “I don’t know” in the face of a lack of evidence?  While I can’t speak for the British, that’s how I would answer when questioned about the existence of either God or aliens.


8 posted on 10/22/2012 8:40:03 AM PDT by Joseph Harrolds
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

“However, considering the unfathomable billions, even trillions of star systems and galaxies existing throughout the universe, it is statistically impossible that we live on the only planet in the entire universe that has life.”

“Lies, damned lies, and statistics”


9 posted on 10/22/2012 8:43:55 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: 5thGenTexan

Or, “What Liberals do when they know deep in their soul that there must be a higher power but just can’t bring themselves to agree with those evil conservative Christians.”

They agree with the muslims.


10 posted on 10/22/2012 8:45:19 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: marshmallow
The number of those who believe in extraterrestrial life is significantly higher than those who believe in God in the United Kingdom,

now if they asked: 'Do you believe in ALLAH or extraterrestrial life?' I wonder what they would say.

If an Alien came down to WASHINGTON DC and saw Obama...they would leave saying there is no INTELLIGENT LIFE ON THIS PLANET!!

11 posted on 10/22/2012 9:21:05 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: marshmallow

Setting the stage for people to accept ‘signs and lying wonders’? (2 Timothy 2:9)


12 posted on 10/22/2012 9:23:46 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: marshmallow

Cut down that timber! Bells, too many and strong,
Pouring their music through the branches bare,
From moon-white church towers down the windy air
Have pealed the centuries out with Evensong.

Remove those cottages, a huddled throng!
Too many babies have been born in there,
Too many coffins, bumping down the stair,
Carried the old their garden paths along.

I have a Vision of the Future, chum,
The workers’ flats in fields of soya beans
Tower up like silver pencils, score on score:
And Surging Millions hear the Challenge come
From microphones in communal canteens
“No Right! No Wrong! All’s perfect, evermore!”

- John Betjelman, “The Planster’s Vision”


13 posted on 10/22/2012 9:26:06 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan
Flame away...

I'm not going to flame away, but have you considered the alternative? That 'considering the unfathomable billions, even trillions of star systems and galaxies existing throughout the universe' ... we have a testimony, every night as we look into the starry sky, of an infinite, unfathomable God who created all things - for men, who He made in His image, to consider, and marvel, at the work of their infinite, and awesome God. He even gave us a front row seat, by setting the Earth on the outer arm of the Milky Way, so we could get an unobstructed view of His Creation.

14 posted on 10/22/2012 9:28:01 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: El Cid

Yes, it is possible you are right.


15 posted on 10/22/2012 9:30:12 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: marshmallow

Considering 72% of the people in the UK have indicated they’re Christian, I find this poll to be questionable.


16 posted on 10/22/2012 9:52:36 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: El Cid

There are many Bible passages that speak of God “stretching” forth the heavens, Isa. 44:24, for example:

...I AM the Lord that maketh all things; THAT STRETCHETH FORTH THE HEAVENS

Every time I look at one of these amaazing pics of gazillions of star systems and galaxies, it leaves me stunned at how the Bible can make such smatter of fact statements as “stretching forth the heavens.”

The Brits are known to like understatements, these Brits that have trouble believing in God ought to pay attention then to God “stretching forth the heavens.” It is mind blowing.


17 posted on 10/22/2012 12:08:07 PM PDT by sasportas
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To: marshmallow

Does this mean a number in the UK will start believing in Jesus when they see him returning from the heavens?


18 posted on 10/22/2012 12:34:00 PM PDT by MDLION ("Trust in the Lord with all your heart" -Proverbs 3:5)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

From subatomic particles to the Cosmos, the universe and everything within have complex structures that rise far above randomness. Which is more incredible, a Creator that gave structure to everything, or the notion that *everything* just arose from randomness on its own?


19 posted on 10/22/2012 1:23:12 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: sasportas
There are many Bible passages that speak of God “stretching” forth the heavens, Isa. 44:24, for example:
...I AM the Lord that maketh all things; THAT STRETCHETH FORTH THE HEAVENS

Yes, it is amazing to even try to wrap our minds about what that even means. The Heavens were finite (and what exactly is beyond the Heavens?) and God stretched out the space (I understand the words - but it is hard to conceptualize). And this is consistent with the so-called 'big bang' model which also points to an expanding universe.

I think when you can look at the Heavens at night, and the 'infinite' number of stars and galaxies, you can take two different tacks -- depending on your frame of reference. If you stand on the writings of Carl Sagan, and his ilk, you see an infinite cosmos, viewed by an insignificant chunk of flesh, sitting on an insignificant rock, orbiting an insignificant star, in an insignificant corner of an insignificant galaxy...And yes, surely there must be umpteen different lifeforms and alien civilizations scattered throughout this universe.

If your frame of reference is from God's Word, the Bible, you see the work of an infinite, omnipotent God - who shows us a tiny glimpse of His Creation as we stand on a planet that has been uniquely, and wonderfully made. Just the right distance from the Sun, with just the right sized moon and at just the right distance to govern the tides (and 'oddly', just the right size and distance to allow us to observe, during a full eclipse, the corona of the Sun. Almost as if someone intentionally designed it all to allow us to see His wonders and works). Seemingly at the center of the universe (arguable, I know -- but all of the evidence points to an equal number of stars and galaxies all around us. Either this density is constant throughout the universe -- or we are near the center), and as I noted before - situated in a front row position of the Milky Way so we can observe the entire universe (if the earth was nearer to the center of the Milky Way, we would not be able to observe the other galaxies, due to the density of the Milky Way stars around us). With just the right atmosphere to protect us from cosmic rays, and with the appropriate mixture of gases to sustain life. With plenteous water and a wondrously designed cycle of evaporation and precipitation...
And the Person who created all of these things? ... He careth for you and me. He loved us so much that He sent His only begotten Son to bare our sins - and by giving His life - to make us fit to appear before the Thrice Holy God who has created all things....
Yes, as you look into the night sky, it fills one with awe, and wonder, and love for this God - the only True God - who has made it so.

20 posted on 10/22/2012 1:24:38 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: marshmallow

Where skepticism replaces faith, not science but superstition replace sit. Which is why the witchcraft craze occurred. It faded when faith in science, not science, was adopted.


21 posted on 10/22/2012 10:33:04 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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