In other news: What about faith in Govt?

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  1. emilynghiem
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    1. According to a Reuters report:
    "Overall, 84 percent of the world’s inhabitants, which it estimated at 6.9 billion, identify with a religion, according to the study entitled “The Global Religious Landscape” issued by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life on Tuesday.

    The “unaffiliated” category covers all those who profess no religion, from atheists and agnostics to people with spiritual beliefs but no link to any established faith.
    “Many of the religiously unaffiliated do hold religious or spiritual beliefs,” the study stressed.

    “Belief in God or a higher power is shared by 7 percent of unaffiliated Chinese adults, 30 percent of unaffiliated French adults and 68 percent of unaffiliated U.S. adults,” it said.

    Read the full story here.
    “No religion” is the third-largest world group after Christians, Muslims | FaithWorld

    2. In other news:
    Conservatives have found no link at all
    between US Govt officials and faith in the Constitution whatsoever.

    In fact, more Conservatives are losing faith in Govt all together.

    Does faith in Govt count as a religion?

    If you lose faith there, where does that leave you if Govt is a mandatory institution?

    What happens if your faith in the Constitution, like a denomination, is not represented but denied, oppressed or abused by the people in Govt of a different denomination who don't believe as you do? Where do you go to redress grievances?

    Is there a place to post 95 theses, instead of just posting secession threats on the White House petition page? Seriously, how do you protest the Supreme Court and Congressional decisions as unconstitutional if the whole system is hijacked? Where does the Buck stop?
     
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    No, faith in Govt is not like a religon.. people have always lost and gained faith in govt. As for religon its steady decline is due to advancements in science and knowledge of the previoulsy unexplianable. The beauty of democracy is that we can make change where we are unhappy. You cant change that the bible stated that the world is four thousand years old and everyone is a biproduct two people. you can change government every 2 and 4 years.
     
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    I don't think this equates. I see it more like being a soldier in an army. You have faith in your country, certainly. You may even have faith in the rightness of the cause and the badness of the enemy. But you always complain about the command structure. The one thing you will always find in any group of soldiers are complaints. It is probably very healthy. So long as the soldiers get up and march when they are told, all is well.
     

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