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Is the US doomed to be sugar-coated in Christianity and suffer from Bible babble while other countries . . .?

. . . leave the US in the dust when it comes to science and math? Is the US doomed to become another Iran/Iraq -- but just a different flavor of theocracy?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    No Kitteh, the evangelical fundamentalists may appear to have a lot of power now but they don't realize that it is all just an illusion. As long as their donations to the politicians continue to pour in they will have access to them. Yet the moment they leave the offices of the politicians those SAME politicos roll their eyes at them and laugh at their gullibility. Oh they may toss them the occasional bone once in a while and enact a law which favors them a little bit, but in the end, they will be cast aside, like so many other PAC's which have run out of money or fallen into disfavor. The politicians KNOW which side their bread is buttered on and they will eventually do what is BEST for the Nation. Simply because it IS in their best interests to ensure that the Nation survives and is prosperous.

    Brightest Blessings,

    Raji the Green Witch

  • 1 decade ago

    Atheism/Agnosticism/don't know increases by 0.65% annually in the US, similar to the way Europe was some 30 years ago, then there was a tipping point where people socially broke free and could come out in public and really say, ''I don't believe all this''.

    I would say that there will be a tipping point within 20 years in the US.

    Most Christians in the US will admit that the number of real Christians is around 25%, that there is some 55% of people who claim to be Christian but are not. They are entrapped within the social stigma.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well you can't attribute the bad things to the same thing you are refusing the good things to. That is irrational.


    In regard to this Great Book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Savior gave to the world was communicated through this book. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man's welfare, here and hereafter, are to be found portrayed in it.

    Reply to Loyal Colored People of Baltimore upon Presentation of a Bible on September 7, 1864 (CWAL VII:542)

    CWAL = The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln

    So, you or Lincoln...HONEY, YOU KNOW, DON"T YOU :)

  • 1 decade ago

    In 1900, 80% of the world's Christians lived in North America and Europe. Now only about 40% do. The majority of breakthroughs in medicine, astrophysics and other scientific come from the US and Canada, so you have no basis for your assumption.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You realize that South Korea, whose current president, Myung-Bak Lee, is a fervent enough Christian to garter 80% of Korean Christian votes and incorporate Christian values in much of its governmental acts to the point where he's had to call for peace between Christians and Korean Buddhists in order to stop rumors of his bias, is still one of the highest in the world when it comes to mathematics and science?

    Unfounded claim is unfounded.

    Although I do need to agree with you on one point: President Lee isn't a fundamentalist when it comes to education.

  • 1 decade ago

    If that's what the majority of the people want, that's what they will get.......

    The bill of rights is being quickly dismantled as is the constitution.....

    gotta love the secret TYRANNY of democracy and the republic........ that being said - please do not be so simple minded as to assume that I am republican because of that statement....

    If fundamentalists become the majority.......51% will get to tell the 49% how to live their lives and instruct them in morals according to "gods" law -

    and if your remaining "freedoms" are not legislated into obscurity through public ballot initiatives, you can bet the majority of those who believe in their morality enough to pursue office and become representatives are often under the impression they are doing a duty to "god" by representing "gods people"

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    On a poll about what countries accepted/believed in Evolution we were 49 out of 50, right above Turkey. That is sad.

    Source(s): American Deist/Pantheist with a B.A. in Anthropology
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Ya know most people here are not fundie christians and I'm pretty tired of Eurotrash talking their crap all the time.

    Once again, who invented Colonialism, the Inquisitions, and most recently the Holocaust? WHO brought the world these "gifts"?


    And recently WHO has been allowing millions of uneducated, backwards, extremist Muslims to move in and start implementing Sharia law wherever they go?

    Oh thats right, its EUROPE!

    Gotta love that ignorant blind Eurotrash, they're all so jealous of our freedom here in the USA.

  • John S
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Contrary to seemingly popular belief, religious fundamentalism is growing in America with science and knowledge its #1. target. So i guess the answer would be yes.....

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the US isn't behind other countries in eduation, despite the propaganda...for one thing we consider everyone, including the mentally handicapped in our scores while other countries only consider the elite...we're actually way ahead...y is the US the first choice 99% of the time for people who want to study abroad?

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