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American Sociological Association says uneducated & poor are dropping God...

koshergrl

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"The stereotype, held apparently by none other than the President of the United States, is that religious people are less educated and less affluent than cosmopolitan and sophisticated seculars. The bitter clingers handle snakes, guns and Bibles in West Virginia; the seculars discuss literature and economics at swank parties in Georgetown.

In fact, some recent research reveals, it is almost the other way round. According to the American Sociological Association, the uneducated and the poor (often of course the same people) are dropping God like a hot brick; the ‘bitter clingers’ are increasingly better educated and more affluent than the unchurched."

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-08/asa-lea081511.php
 
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"The stereotype, held apparently by none other than the President of the United States, is that religious people are less educated and less affluent than cosmopolitan and sophisticated seculars. The bitter clingers handle snakes, guns and Bibles in West Virginia; the seculars discuss literature and economics at swank parties in Georgetown.

In fact, some recent research reveals, it is almost the other way round. According to the American Sociological Association, the uneducated and the poor (often of course the same people) are dropping God like a hot brick; the ‘bitter clingers’ are increasingly better educated and more affluent than the unchurched."

Inequality Grows As Poor, Ignorant Atheists Swamp US | Via Meadia

I like 2 out of the three
 

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"The stereotype, held apparently by none other than the President of the United States, is that religious people are less educated and less affluent than cosmopolitan and sophisticated seculars. The bitter clingers handle snakes, guns and Bibles in West Virginia; the seculars discuss literature and economics at swank parties in Georgetown.

In fact, some recent research reveals, it is almost the other way round. According to the American Sociological Association, the uneducated and the poor (often of course the same people) are dropping God like a hot brick; the ‘bitter clingers’ are increasingly better educated and more affluent than the unchurched."

Inequality Grows As Poor, Ignorant Atheists Swamp US | Via Meadia

Most of the affluent are not as smart as they think they are. Many are more lucky or greedy than smart.
 

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"The stereotype, held apparently by none other than the President of the United States, is that religious people are less educated and less affluent than cosmopolitan and sophisticated seculars. The bitter clingers handle snakes, guns and Bibles in West Virginia; the seculars discuss literature and economics at swank parties in Georgetown.

In fact, some recent research reveals, it is almost the other way round. According to the American Sociological Association, the uneducated and the poor (often of course the same people) are dropping God like a hot brick; the ‘bitter clingers’ are increasingly better educated and more affluent than the unchurched."

Inequality Grows As Poor, Ignorant Atheists Swamp US | Via Meadia

Most of the affluent are not as smart as they think they are. Many are more lucky or greedy than smart.


Jealous much?
 
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Quote from the article:

"They are not unrelated to the social breakdown in the inner city and they are also have some bearing on the potential for violence in our cities..."

Watch out, the author of the article is in danger of becoming an atheist!
 
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Another one, and no less from the same paragraph!

"There are many points one can points one can make; let me stick with two."

Closet atheist!
 
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Another one, and no less from the same paragraph!

"There are many points one can points one can make; let me stick with two."

Closet atheist!

Sound like anyone you know?-

"Wilcox views this disengagement among the less educated as troubling because religious institutions typically provide their members with benefits—such as improved physical and psychological health, social networks, and civic skills—that may be particularly important for the less educated, who often lack the degree of access to social networks and civic skills that the college-educated have. "Today, the market and the state provide less financial security to the less educated than they once did, and this is particularly true for the moderately educated—those who have high school degrees, but didn't graduate from a 4-year college," Wilcox said. "Religious congregations may be one of the few institutional sectors less educated Americans can turn to for social, economic, and emotional support in the face of today's tough times, yet it appears that increasingly few of them are choosing to do so."

The study also shows that Americans with higher incomes attend religious services more often, and those who have experienced unemployment at some point over the past 10 years attend less often."
 

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"The stereotype, held apparently by none other than the President of the United States, is that religious people are less educated and less affluent than cosmopolitan and sophisticated seculars.
Looks like the kids on the right will never get over this.

Interesting also the incorrect inference by the right as to Obama’s intent, the comment had nothing to do with education level or intelligence – that’s something the right made up on its own.
 
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How do you figure? Prove your point, if you have one.
 
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Because it sounds like just a generic denial...like the fool who made the generic claim about the post using un-grammatical "e"nglish in the other thread...
 

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Sorry bout that,


1. Wisdom begins when you first learn to follow God.
2. For without God, you know nothing, but mans dreams.


Regards,
SirJamesofTexas
 

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The more educated you are the less you have in common sense.
I have 2 years of college. My ex was in graduate school getting his Ph.D in Psychology. All of our friends were in graduate school. None of them had any common sense.
Case in point;
One time my ex, who thought he was ever so much smarter than me, asked me how his brother got our new address, when he wrote us back. I said from the return address dummy. Duh! No common sense at all.
Common Sense
 

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"The stereotype, held apparently by none other than the President of the United States, is that religious people are less educated and less affluent than cosmopolitan and sophisticated seculars. The bitter clingers handle snakes, guns and Bibles in West Virginia; the seculars discuss literature and economics at swank parties in Georgetown.

In fact, some recent research reveals, it is almost the other way round. According to the American Sociological Association, the uneducated and the poor (often of course the same people) are dropping God like a hot brick; the ‘bitter clingers’ are increasingly better educated and more affluent than the unchurched."

Inequality Grows As Poor, Ignorant Atheists Swamp US | Via Meadia

Most of the affluent are not as smart as they think they are. Many are more lucky or greedy than smart.

You're a pathetic little bitch, ain'tcha.

Unless you win the lottery or are born to it, you don't get lucky and become wealthy.

It takes a bucket load of determination to get there.
 

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"The stereotype, held apparently by none other than the President of the United States, is that religious people are less educated and less affluent than cosmopolitan and sophisticated seculars. The bitter clingers handle snakes, guns and Bibles in West Virginia; the seculars discuss literature and economics at swank parties in Georgetown.

In fact, some recent research reveals, it is almost the other way round. According to the American Sociological Association, the uneducated and the poor (often of course the same people) are dropping God like a hot brick; the ‘bitter clingers’ are increasingly better educated and more affluent than the unchurched."

Less-educated Americans turning their backs on religion

So all the people clinging to their guns and bibles actually understand what's in the bible and know the details of thier guns? And not just a bunch of rednecks that are "reckoning".

:lol:

Awesome
 

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