Atheists increasingly uneducated...

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    "Less-educated Americans turning their backs on religion
    LAS VEGAS — While religious service attendance has decreased for all white Americans since the early 1970s, the rate of decline has been more than twice as high for those without college degrees compared to those who graduated from college, according to new research to be presented at the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

    "Our study suggests that the less educated are dropping out of the American religious sector, similarly to the way in which they have dropped out of the American labor market," said lead researcher W. Bradford Wilcox, a professor of sociology at the University of Virginia.

    The study focuses on whites because black and Latino religiosity is less divided by education and income. Most whites who report a religious affiliation are Catholics, evangelical Protestants, mainline Protestants, Mormons, or Jews."

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    http://blogs.the-american-interest....ity-grows-as-poor-ignorant-atheists-swamp-us/

    ""The least educated have been consistently less religiously engaged than even the moderately educated, meaning the gap between the least educated and most educated is even larger than the one between the moderately educated and most educated," Wilcox said."

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    This is not surprising. The country's founders were well versed in the Bible. Many of them knew Hebrew. I "heard on the rest of the story" by Paul Harvey that a story was written by an intellectual to help him understand the Bible better. The name of the story was Ben Hur! I have done some leadership studies, and one of the things I noticed about the "self-help" books were that there were a lot of stories directly from the Bible. I chose to skip the middle man and go to the Book.
     
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    Not really surprising to me...
     
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    Hmmmmm.....apparently the uneducated are smarter than I thought. :cool:
     
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    Not to sound ignorant what is the difference between the two?
     
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    Yeah... That's it. Keep telling yourself that:)
     
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    Proverbs 9:10 The beginning of wisdom is to fear the Lord, and acknowledging the Holy One is understanding
     
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    A lot of things being conveniently left out here. A link to the article would have been nice, but that would expose the disingenuous claim of the OP. This isn't a study of education and atheism, as your title falsely claims, it's a measure of educational levels compared with attendance to religious institutions. There's a big difference.
     
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    It's true. And "if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God who gives to all men liberally and upbraideth not and it shall be given unto him." (James 1:5)
     
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    The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment
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