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40% of all Americans are worried about their personal religious freedom

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posted on Oct, 17 2015 @ 08:38 PM
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"Concern about religious freedom in the U.S. has grown among every segment since the 2012 study. The growth from one-third of the general population (33%) expressing concern over religious freedom in 2012 to the more than four in 10 adults today (41%) is mirrored among the generations as well. Among Millennials, there’s been a nine percentage point increase in those who say that religious freedom is worse today than it was 10 years ago (25% to 34%); the increase is even more marked among Gen-Xers (29% to 42%) and Boomers (38% to 46%)."

Many times people have called me names
and ridiculed me for expressing concerns
over religious freedom in the US.

However, it seems I am not actually a
minority anymore. When close
to half of all Americans worry about
religious freedom.
Is there a real problem
developing in the US?


Rather than reply with nasty comments
about Christians with a persecution complex,
that show a lack of intellect and
common decency please stick to the
topic using civil language.
Before you reply with a rant about how
you hate all religion, remember that is off topic.
Please stick to the topic at hand.


If close to 50% of ALL Americans feel that religious
freedom is in jeopardy in the US, what is making
them feel that way?




edit on 8Sat, 17 Oct 2015 20:53:45 -0500pm101710pmk176 by grandmakdw because: format grammar fix




posted on Oct, 17 2015 @ 08:45 PM
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a reply to: grandmakdw

I think a big reason for this is the idea of an Anti-Christ who will attempt to create a forced one world religion. Another reason is likely the MSMs constant talk about Sharia law.

I understand the concerns but I don't personally think either will manifest in reality.



posted on Oct, 17 2015 @ 08:47 PM
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originally posted by: Isurrender73
a reply to: grandmakdw

I think a big reason for this is the idea of an Anti-Christ who will attempt to create a forced one world religion. Another reason is likely the MSMs constant talk about Sharia law.

I understand the concerns but I don't personally think either will manifest in reality.


I don't understand, how do those
ideas make US citizens fear for
their religious freedom in the US?

You gave a reason why people
fear religion,
not why nearly half the people
in the US are
in fear of their religious freedoms
being taken away.


Please clarify. Thanks.


edit on 8Sat, 17 Oct 2015 20:51:05 -0500pm101710pmk176 by grandmakdw because: format



posted on Oct, 17 2015 @ 08:56 PM
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originally posted by: grandmakdw
www.barna.org...

"Concern about religious freedom in the U.S. has grown among every segment since the 2012 study. The growth from one-third of the general population (33%) expressing concern over religious freedom in 2012 to the more than four in 10 adults today (41%) is mirrored among the generations as well. Among Millennials, there’s been a nine percentage point increase in those who say that religious freedom is worse today than it was 10 years ago (25% to 34%); the increase is even more marked among Gen-Xers (29% to 42%) and Boomers (38% to 46%)."

Many times people have called me names
and ridiculed me for expressing concerns
over religious freedom in the US.

However, it seems I am not actually a
minority it seems anymore. When close
to half of all Americans worry about
religious freedom. Is there a real problem
developing in the US?


Rather than reply with nasty comments
about Christians with a persecution complex,
that show a lack of intellect and
common decency please stick to the
topic using civil language.
Before you reply with a rant about how
you hate all religion, remember that is off topic.

Please stick to the topic at hand.


If close to 50% of ALL Americans feel that religious
freedom is in jeopardy in the US, what is making
them feel that way?








90 percent of people know statistics are manipulated for an argument.

There is no.way 40 percent of Americans are worried about religious freedom. Where? How many polled? Were 100 percent of the public polled?

So 40 percent of people polled in this survey are worried about religious freedom. Not any where near 40 percent of Americans.


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posted on Oct, 17 2015 @ 09:09 PM
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What is making them feel that way?

Fox News
Breitbart
World Net Daily

and the other numerous right wing infotainment websites and TV channels that make money and ratings by scaring people.



posted on Oct, 17 2015 @ 09:12 PM
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not surprised 49% percent of americans fall below average by any metric



posted on Oct, 17 2015 @ 09:13 PM
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originally posted by: muse7
What is making them feel that way?

Fox News
Breitbart
World Net Daily

and the other numerous right wing infotainment websites and TV channels that make money and ratings by scaring people.


There were 1000 people cherry picked for the survey done by a religious group. Hardly a representation of the American public.



posted on Oct, 17 2015 @ 09:17 PM
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a reply to: grandmakdw

If they are forced to follow a one world religion or Sharia they will no longer have freedom of religion.



posted on Oct, 17 2015 @ 09:17 PM
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Maybe SkepticOverlord and the gang can format an ATS poll asking if we feel that way...

I'd trust that poll more to be honest.



No one can take away your beliefs, not with a cage and not with death...
So it's nothing to fear.


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posted on Oct, 17 2015 @ 09:18 PM
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a reply to: grandmakdw

If close to 50% of ALL Americans feel that religious
freedom is in jeopardy in the US, what is making
them feel that way?

Likely due to the fact the USA is not a 'Christian Nation' but they want it to be.

Which, ironically, would be taking away religious freedom for every non-Christian religious person in the USA if it were a Christian Nation.
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posted on Oct, 17 2015 @ 09:21 PM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

unless you dont really believe and simply cling on to it for social and economic convenience
trying day after day to convince yourself it all makes sense and you really really do believe
much easier than facing the reality of what youve done and would have to do to make it right
thats hard....and hard work




anyway
dont know why i even went off on that rant
.....nobody would ever do that



posted on Oct, 17 2015 @ 09:23 PM
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a reply to: grandmakdw

So what exactly makes you think a Evangelical Christian Organization like the Barna Group is a credible source of info regarding Religion???

I would think the obvious possible bias would be a reason to question what they have to say. But I suppose not if what they say just happens to be what you want to hear already.

Funny how every other study shows the decline in Religion across the board and yet somehow these guys just happen to find an increase in people worried about Religious Freedom??? I think someone might be making up some numbers.



posted on Oct, 17 2015 @ 09:27 PM
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a reply to: fartlordsupreme

If it was a case of fabricated beliefs to "fit in" or whatever you're implying then they still don't have anything to fear.


anyway
dont know why i even went off on that rant
.....nobody would ever do that


Neither do I, fart lord, & I'm sure some do.



posted on Oct, 17 2015 @ 09:29 PM
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a reply to: grandmakdw

"Religious freedom" means entirely different things to different people. To some, it means the right to believe whatever gods or lack thereof they wish to. To others, they believe it's the freedom to oppress others with their religion.

Unless the question is more specific, surveys like this could mean just about anything. For example, I might think of the changes made to include "God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is encroaching on my religious freedom but Christians would claim it is attacking their religious freedom if we revert it back to the original.

Do you see why such a broad term isn't specific enough to draw any real consensus?
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posted on Oct, 17 2015 @ 09:31 PM
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originally posted by: grandmakdw

If close to 50% of ALL Americans feel that religious
freedom is in jeopardy in the US, what is making
them feel that way?




It's all the ultra-anti-religious propaganda being emphasized by the anti-religious people.

All part of the NWO movement.




posted on Oct, 17 2015 @ 09:33 PM
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I think it's a mix of a constant barrage of being told that religious freedom is in danger as well not understanding wtf freedom of religion actually is.

For the record, I don't hate any religion or the religious... not even Christians.



posted on Oct, 17 2015 @ 09:36 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
It's all the ultra-anti-religious propaganda being emphasized by the anti-religious people.

All part of the NWO movement.




Out of curiosity, could you list all the Freedoms that Religious People have lost??? Because I look around and I don't see them actually losing anything or having anything taken away except perhaps some undeserved privileges that they never should have had in the first place.

It might help all us Heathens to have some of these Freedoms that you've lost explained to us, because I honestly don't see it.



posted on Oct, 17 2015 @ 09:39 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen

originally posted by: grandmakdw

If close to 50% of ALL Americans feel that religious
freedom is in jeopardy in the US, what is making
them feel that way?




It's all the ultra-anti-religious propaganda being emphasized by the anti-religious people.

All part of the NWO movement.





How do you know if a lot of the people polled weren't atheists and agnostics worried about a theocracy?


You assume that it's just the religious worried about propaganda and the "NWO".

Astounding hyperbole aside...

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posted on Oct, 17 2015 @ 09:42 PM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

I was wondering that too. Because I'll be honest in saying that I am worried about Religious Freedom too. But not in the same way that Religious people are worried about it.

They worry about not having the Religious Freedom to do as they please. I worry about them having the Religious Freedom to do as they please. Two very different yet related perspectives on Religious Freedom.



posted on Oct, 17 2015 @ 09:48 PM
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originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

I was wondering that too. Because I'll be honest in saying that I am worried about Religious Freedom too. But not in the same way that Religious people are worried about it.

They worry about not having the Religious Freedom to do as they please. I worry about them having the Religious Freedom to do as they please. Two very different yet related perspectives on Religious Freedom.


Exactly! Expansion of religious freedoms for exclusion-based faiths (like Christianity and Islam) often result in less religious and social freedoms for others.

If my religion commanded me to speed through school zones, is it reasonable for me to complain that traffic legislation is violating my religious freedom or should people complain that my religious freedom violates their safety?



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