Looks Like Christian Teachings Still Dominate

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    Even among Democrats. Wonder how the libs like that? :)

    Satan's Credibility Problem
    From the Washington Post
    February 3, 2006

    Can you have one without the other? Maybe it's just wistful thinking, but far fewer Americans say Satan exists than believe God is real. Likewise, people are less certain there is a hell than a heaven, particularly Democrats and political independents.

    Do you believe in:

    God: 93 percent
    Satan: 70 percent
    Heaven: 89 percent
    Hell: 75 percent

    Percentage of each group who believe:

    There is a heaven:
    Republicans: 94 percent
    Democrats: 89 percent
    Independents: 84 percent

    There is a hell:
    Republicans: 88 percent
    Democrats: 70 percent
    Independents: 67 percent

    SOURCE: Phone survey of 1,019 adults conducted Sept. 23-27 by ICR Research.
     
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    Interesting.
     
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    I think people's disbelief in Hell and Satan comes from this notion that Satan was made up by the church to scare people into behaving.


    And by secularists who refuse to acknowledge evil is more than just a concept of being "mean" to people.... :tng: J/K
     
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    When people started pretending there was no such thing as "truth," they pretty much kicked aside any other inconvenient ideas, like "Hell" and "consequences."
     
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    works pretty good, too

    Evil is a result of man's actions.
     

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