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    Quote Originally Posted by guno View Post
    blame

    Blame the religious right. Until recently, the U.S. was largely unaffected by the increasing secularization of many European countries, but that started to change dramatically at the turn of the 21st century. And it's no mystery why. The drop in religious affiliation starts right around the time George W. Bush was elected president, publicly and dramatically associating himself with the white evangelical movement. The early Aughts saw the rise of megachurches with flashily dressed ministers who appeared more interested in money and sermonizing about people's sex lives than modeling values of charity and humility.

    Not only were these religious figures and the institutions they led hyper-political, the outward mission seemed to be almost exclusively in service of oppressing others. The religious right isn't nearly as interested in feeding the hungry and sheltering the homeless as much as using religion as an all-purpose excuse to abuse women and LGBTQ people. In an age of growing wealth inequalities, with more and more Americans living hand-to-mouth, many visible religious authorities were using their power to support politicians and laws to take health care access from women and fight against marriage between same-sex couples. And then Donald Trump happened.

    Trump was a thrice-married chronic adulterer who routinely exposed how ignorant he was of religion, and who reportedly — and let's face it, obviously — made fun of religious leaders behind their backs. But religious right leaders didn't care. They continually pumped Trump up like he was the second coming, showily praying over him and extorting their followers to have faith in a man who literally could not have better conformed to the prophecies of the christians antichrist. It was comically over the top, how extensively Christian right leaders exposed themselves as motivated by power, not faith.

    Perhaps unsurprisingly, then, Gallup's numbers show numbers of religiously affiliated Americans taking a nosedive during the Trump years, dropping from 55% of Americans belonging to a church to 47%.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ch...me/ar-BB1ffrVh
    This is a good thing, seeing that the church has been contaminated with right wing ideology.
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    The Mega churches were designed by evil people

    Ted Cruise and others are mega churchers

    They give them religious titles for nothing

    So they can pretend they are all jesusy

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliTalker View Post
    Maybe old abandoned churches could be refashioned as restaurants.

    "Oh, the food here is devine!"
    only gay people would say that.....and almost all of them would know how to spell it......
    Isaiah 6:5
    “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by PostmodernProphet View Post
    only gay people would say that.....and almost all of them would know how to spell it......
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    Quote Originally Posted by evince View Post
    The Mega churches were designed by evil people

    Ted Cruise and others are mega churchers

    They give them religious titles for nothing

    So they can pretend they are all jesusy
    Mega churches are a scam just like maga

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    Quote Originally Posted by evince View Post
    Why would non believers be afraid to state their beliefs in public?
    because being an atheist makes them look stupid, obviously....
    Isaiah 6:5
    “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by evince View Post
    To whom?
    people who AREN'T stupid.....
    Isaiah 6:5
    “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”

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