[title lifted from GetReligon; original Pew Forum study here]
This was the funniest thing I've heard all week! I mean, Geez, don't people have any loyalty anymore?!
21% of atheists believe in God. [ref]
55% of agnostics believe in God. [ref]
Grandly amusing. I was telling my coworker about this and he said, "They must have interviewed a bunch of people who's elevators don't go all the way upstairs." That's one way to put it. I imagine the interview went like this:
Interviewer: Do you believe in God?You know something's trendy when the people doing it no longer know why. Equally silly is this factoid:
21% of atheists: Yeah.
Interviewer: Great. Uh, do you go to a house of worship?
21% of atheists: No, I'm an atheist.
74% of Americans believe in heaven but only 59% believe in Hell. So where do serial killers go when they die? [ref]The columnist wants answers and I do too! For real, people! For real!
And speaking of people going to hell, I'm sure this guy has reserved seating: Prosecutors said Chiman Rai had son's wife killed because she was black
This crazy guy is quite close to booking tickets: Hangman's noose, gun lead to arrest of LaVergne man (Yes, that is 15 minutes from where I live.)
I'm pretty sure this guy has a real estate office where he sells hell-plots to his parishioners but that's another post for a different day...a really long post...