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God's Approval Rating? 52%

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posted on Jul, 30 2011 @ 12:10 AM
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I personally don't believe in religion, but found this interesting. Even Bush had a better approval rating overall.

Poll: God's approval rating at 52%

Poll: God's approval rating at 52%

A recent poll shows Americans give God a 52 percent job performance approval rating. Only 9 percent of respondents disapprove.

God's performance
Approve Disapprove Not sure
52% 9% 40%

The survey asked, "If God exists, do you approve or disapprove of its performance?"

A blogger for Public Policy Polling, which conducted the survey, wrote, "(The results are) hardly a surprise considering the vast majority of the country believes in an infallible deity, but some of the crosstabs are quite interesting."

The poll also asked about God's creation of the universe, handling of the animal kingdom, and handling of natural disasters.

God's handling of natural disasters
Approve Disapprove Not sure
50% 13% 37%

But Rabbi Shmuley Boteach explained to CNN that he's "surprised" God's approval rating is so high. He thought some people would not be so quick to approve of God's handling of natural disasters.

Pollsters surveyed 928 American voters for the results, which have a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.

The Huffington Post points out that God's approval rating was higher in the poll than that of all members of Congress and media mogul Rupert Murdoch.




posted on Jul, 30 2011 @ 12:15 AM
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And I ask who are we Humans to question God?. natural disasters are completely independent from God also our behavior in earth



posted on Jul, 30 2011 @ 12:17 AM
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I agree - which is why I think the poll is so interesting.



posted on Jul, 30 2011 @ 01:08 AM
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I need clarification... Which God? From which religion?

I started to reply, but it's all based around the context, so need the above answered.



posted on Jul, 30 2011 @ 06:28 AM
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Originally posted by gwynnhwyfar
reply to post by CeeRZ
 


I need clarification... Which God? From which religion?

I started to reply, but it's all based around the context, so need the above answered.


This.

And when's the approval rating happening for unicorns, centaurs, leprachauns, fairies, and wizards?

Harry Potter must be over 52%



posted on Jul, 30 2011 @ 11:12 AM
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What the hell??


IMHO I wake up every morning, the sun is up, birds are chirping, plants are growing, I still breathe and have food, shelter, I see other people smiling and laughing, and loving. That exceeds 100% if god is doing his job.

The fact that your reading this, God is doing his job.

Duh



posted on Jul, 30 2011 @ 12:19 PM
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I see other people smiling and laughing, and loving.


Have you ever thought about other people, other communities, other life experiences that might not be filled with so much laughter and so much love? (e.g. impoverished/third-world countries)



posted on Jul, 30 2011 @ 12:32 PM
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Originally posted by gwynnhwyfar
reply to post by CeeRZ
 


I need clarification... Which God? From which religion?

I started to reply, but it's all based around the context, so need the above answered.


Sorry, can't answer that question as it wasn't in the original poll I found. (I copied it directly)... the only thing I can think is they are talking all faiths. This was open to everyone, including atheists...



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 11:22 AM
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I said this on another forum and I think it fits here as well.

"The numbers are always in God's favor"



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 12:30 PM
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Originally posted by RealTruthSeeker
I said this on another forum and I think it fits here as well.

"The numbers are always in God's favor"


For sure.

When protestants and catholics being in each others' hair, western and eastern christianities declaring each other heretics, and all the other denominations suddenly become worthy of being included in common statistics, where even the nominal ones are counted also. And they then all become chummy with Islam, and pretend they all have the same 'god', THEN we have a cosmetic statistics which can demonstrate safety in numbers.

Well done.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 12:45 PM
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Originally posted by bogomil

Originally posted by RealTruthSeeker
I said this on another forum and I think it fits here as well.

"The numbers are always in God's favor"


For sure.

When protestants and catholics being in each others' hair, western and eastern christianities declaring each other heretics, and all the other denominations suddenly become worthy of being included in common statistics, where even the nominal ones are counted also. And they then all become chummy with Islam, and pretend they all have the same 'god', THEN we have a cosmetic statistics which can demonstrate safety in numbers.

Well done.


The title of thread says God, not religion



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 03:36 PM
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Originally posted by RealTruthSeeker

Originally posted by bogomil

Originally posted by RealTruthSeeker
I said this on another forum and I think it fits here as well.

"The numbers are always in God's favor"


For sure.

When protestants and catholics being in each others' hair, western and eastern christianities declaring each other heretics, and all the other denominations suddenly become worthy of being included in common statistics, where even the nominal ones are counted also. And they then all become chummy with Islam, and pretend they all have the same 'god', THEN we have a cosmetic statistics which can demonstrate safety in numbers.

Well done.


The title of thread says God, not religion


And you may notice, that I also include that in the sentence ..."and pretend they all have the same 'god' ". So while you are at it, why not bring in Zeus, Oden and Brahma. They will make it look even better.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 06:55 PM
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Originally posted by bogomil

Originally posted by RealTruthSeeker

Originally posted by bogomil

Originally posted by RealTruthSeeker
I said this on another forum and I think it fits here as well.

"The numbers are always in God's favor"


For sure.

When protestants and catholics being in each others' hair, western and eastern christianities declaring each other heretics, and all the other denominations suddenly become worthy of being included in common statistics, where even the nominal ones are counted also. And they then all become chummy with Islam, and pretend they all have the same 'god', THEN we have a cosmetic statistics which can demonstrate safety in numbers.

Well done.


The title of thread says God, not religion


And you may notice, that I also include that in the sentence ..."and pretend they all have the same 'god' ". So while you are at it, why not bring in Zeus, Oden and Brahma. They will make it look even better.


I don't care which religions they include, the point is that God's approval ratings are up. When it comes to overall belief in God, regardless of what religion it the numbers are always in his favor. Non-believers will always lose when it comes to this fact. For some reason, they will just never out number the believers.
edit on 1-8-2011 by RealTruthSeeker because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 05:35 AM
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Originally posted by RealTruthSeeker

Originally posted by bogomil

Originally posted by RealTruthSeeker

Originally posted by bogomil

Originally posted by RealTruthSeeker
I said this on another forum and I think it fits here as well.

"The numbers are always in God's favor"


For sure.

When protestants and catholics being in each others' hair, western and eastern christianities declaring each other heretics, and all the other denominations suddenly become worthy of being included in common statistics, where even the nominal ones are counted also. And they then all become chummy with Islam, and pretend they all have the same 'god', THEN we have a cosmetic statistics which can demonstrate safety in numbers.

Well done.


The title of thread says God, not religion


And you may notice, that I also include that in the sentence ..."and pretend they all have the same 'god' ". So while you are at it, why not bring in Zeus, Oden and Brahma. They will make it look even better.


I don't care which religions they include, the point is that God's approval ratings are up. When it comes to overall belief in God, regardless of what religion it the numbers are always in his favor. Non-believers will always lose when it comes to this fact. For some reason, they will just never out number the believers.
edit on 1-8-2011 by RealTruthSeeker because: (no reason given)


So you mean the theistic concept in general. What has that to do with 928 americans?

And how is that 'up'? Do you have any reliable statistical sources for this claim? The sources I have says that only Islam is 'up'.

I'm afraid your religious enthusiasm has made you see things, which aren't there.



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 08:25 AM
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Have you ever thought about other people, other communities, other life experiences that might not be filled with so much laughter and so much love? (e.g. impoverished/third-world countries)


Every single day. And I also wonder why I was born here and not in a third world country or a place where life is hard and dangerous, what makes us lucky to live this life and not that life etc...

What I was trying to say was the fact that I wake up everyday, and what I see around me with my eyes when I step outside. Im still debating god with myself but everyday im grateful to see another day.



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 09:36 AM
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Originally posted by bogomil

Originally posted by RealTruthSeeker

Originally posted by bogomil

Originally posted by RealTruthSeeker

Originally posted by bogomil

Originally posted by RealTruthSeeker
I said this on another forum and I think it fits here as well.

"The numbers are always in God's favor"


For sure.

When protestants and catholics being in each others' hair, western and eastern christianities declaring each other heretics, and all the other denominations suddenly become worthy of being included in common statistics, where even the nominal ones are counted also. And they then all become chummy with Islam, and pretend they all have the same 'god', THEN we have a cosmetic statistics which can demonstrate safety in numbers.

Well done.


The title of thread says God, not religion


And you may notice, that I also include that in the sentence ..."and pretend they all have the same 'god' ". So while you are at it, why not bring in Zeus, Oden and Brahma. They will make it look even better.


I don't care which religions they include, the point is that God's approval ratings are up. When it comes to overall belief in God, regardless of what religion it the numbers are always in his favor. Non-believers will always lose when it comes to this fact. For some reason, they will just never out number the believers.
edit on 1-8-2011 by RealTruthSeeker because: (no reason given)


So you mean the theistic concept in general. What has that to do with 928 americans?

And how is that 'up'? Do you have any reliable statistical sources for this claim? The sources I have says that only Islam is 'up'.

I'm afraid your religious enthusiasm has made you see things, which aren't there.


Your just being a pest now. If you don't understand what "I don't care what religion" means then that's your problem.



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 10:34 AM
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I think the 40% not sure of his overall performance, is very telling, people aren't sure of why God is allowing the things he does. They just don't know why he is doing what he is, or why he has left things for so long, but they figure he must have a reason, but they don't know what it is. The common human thought is, if you had God's power would you not step in and solve all these problems ASAP.
But what if part of the solution to the problems is the passage of time ?



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 10:41 AM
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reply to post by RealTruthSeeker
 


You wrote:

["Your just being a pest now. If you don't understand what "I don't care what religion" means then that's your problem."]

If insisting on correct use of polls, statistics and the corresponding semantics on the subject is being a pest, then I'm a pest.

I know the differences between 'god', religion and theism. I know the difference between a poll and a proper statistics, and I know the criteria for probability interpretations. I don't feel 'problem'-encumbered.

Neither do I deny you your right for 'not caring'. It's part of free speech.



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 03:12 PM
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I understand why God is the hardest thing for a skeptic to believe. I have believed and I have lost. Ok, so my belief may not have anything to do with me succeeding. I don't believe because I have evidence as much as I feel good inuitively to make a belief without evidence or hidden evidence. I have seen visions, and I have had strange things happen in reality to do with time, but all around and with the evidence I think it is not wise to rule out that humans life after.

I Certainly would not argue with anyone because there is a true part of Christianity that I have seen a considerable amount of the world miss - not to pass judgement on people.
edit on 2-8-2011 by greyer because: (no reason given)




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