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Protestantism no longer majority religion in US

Postby Saruhan » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:57 pm

At least, that's what our friends in the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life say

Anyway, while this doesn't really affect my life in any way, I wonder what it will mean for the American political scene. Will the Bible belt be getting less attention as a result? I certainly can't say anything for a fact, but I have a feeling that this will definitely cause the GOP and religious figures to start to sweat, what with their primary support base shrinking. But what do you think NSG?
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Postby Divair » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:59 pm

The number of atheists has increased dramatically, so I'm happy.

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Postby CVT Temp » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:04 pm

The republicans will continue to move further to the right and appeal to a base of old people who keep getting older. The democrats, being weak, will follow them rightward. After the base of the GOP dies, they will become a fringe third party and another party will arise as a legitimately progressive party with the Dems becoming the new right wing.
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Postby Osterveim » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:04 pm

It hasn't been the majority religion here in Suffolk County, NY in a very long time. But the decrease in religiosity in the US is something I have both noticed and derived immense satisfaction from.
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Postby Ostroeuropa » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:07 pm

good news, somewhat. We should remember that protestants aren't guarantee'd to vote right wing.
I suspect this isn't the number of theocrats dropping, it's people who were already agreeing with secularism deciding "fuck it, i don't actually believe anyway."
So this won't have any effect on actual politics beyond making us able to deny that the USA is a "protestant nation" on a whole NEW ground.
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Postby Divair » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:07 pm

CVT Temp wrote:The republicans will continue to move further to the right and appeal to a base of old people who keep getting older. The democrats, being weak, will follow them rightward. After the base of the GOP dies, they will become a fringe third party and another party will arise as a legitimately progressive party with the Dems becoming the new right wing.

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Postby Vetalia » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:08 pm

I wonder what the demographic growth in Roman Catholics is, though, considering widespread Hispanic immigration to the southwestern states.
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Postby Saruhan » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:08 pm

Divair wrote:
CVT Temp wrote:The republicans will continue to move further to the right and appeal to a base of old people who keep getting older. The democrats, being weak, will follow them rightward. After the base of the GOP dies, they will become a fringe third party and another party will arise as a legitimately progressive party with the Dems becoming the new right wing.

Legitimately progressive party?

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Don't let that party form! Canada will not be denied!
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Postby Divair » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:09 pm

Saruhan wrote:
Divair wrote:Legitimately progressive party?

Please. Now. Need.

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Don't let that party form! Canada will not be denied!

Canada will still be awesome. The US will just suck less.

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Postby Vazeckta » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:11 pm

There are many more irreligious people, and, in my area at least, a huge influx of Catholics. I'm neither surprised nor happy.
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Postby Saruhan » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:11 pm

Divair wrote:
Saruhan wrote:NNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


Don't let that party form! Canada will not be denied!

Canada will still be awesome. The US will just suck less.

I was thinking more that you might go to the US instead if their politics weren't so fucking awful. We need people who aren't fundies to come here
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Postby Divair » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:12 pm

Saruhan wrote:
Divair wrote:Canada will still be awesome. The US will just suck less.

I was thinking more that you might go to the US instead if their politics weren't so fucking awful. We need people who aren't fundies to come here

No, I'm still going to Vancouver. Still an infinite amount of reasons why Canada is better.

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Postby Sulamalik » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:22 pm

Divair wrote:
Saruhan wrote:I was thinking more that you might go to the US instead if their politics weren't so fucking awful. We need people who aren't fundies to come here

No, I'm still going to Vancouver. Still an infinite amount of reasons why Canada is better.


If the worst aspects of San Francisco and Seattle got together and made a baby, Vancouver would be that baby's dirty diaper.

Toronto's far superior to every city in literally every way possible and if you think differently your either a frenchie or a Newfie..

/rest my case
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Postby Shadowlandistan » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:32 pm

Divair wrote:The number of atheists has increased dramatically, so I'm happy.


As am I.

Hopefully this will eventually force the GOP to change it's base to Libertarian minded folk, instead of imperialistic, fascist theocrats.
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Postby Faolinn » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:40 pm

Divair wrote:The number of atheists has increased dramatically, so I'm happy.


Yes let's all worship the great non-existence. The non-existence rules all and Christopher Hitchens is it's prophet. *bows and performs his not-prayers for the fifth time today.*
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Postby Soviet Russia Republic » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:43 pm

20 per cent of Americans say they have no religious affiliation


Really that's it? I'd never guess it would be that low.
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Postby Ostroeuropa » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:43 pm

Faolinn wrote:
Divair wrote:The number of atheists has increased dramatically, so I'm happy.


Yes let's all worship the great non-existence. The non-existence rules all and Christopher Hitchens is it's prophet. *bows and performs his not-prayers for the fifth time today.*


You're adorable. We don't worship anything, that doesn't mean we worship nothing.
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Postby Choronzon » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:45 pm

Faolinn wrote:
Divair wrote:The number of atheists has increased dramatically, so I'm happy.


Yes let's all worship the great non-existence. The non-existence rules all and Christopher Hitchens is it's prophet. *bows and performs his not-prayers for the fifth time today.*

What I worship in many ways can be described as "the great non-existence"

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Postby Ostroeuropa » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:50 pm

Choronzon wrote:
Faolinn wrote:
Yes let's all worship the great non-existence. The non-existence rules all and Christopher Hitchens is it's prophet. *bows and performs his not-prayers for the fifth time today.*

What I worship in many ways can be described as "the great non-existence"


Do-ho-ho. Very good :p
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Postby Vetalia » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:13 pm

Soviet Russia Republic wrote:
20 per cent of Americans say they have no religious affiliation


Really that's it? I'd never guess it would be that low.


Eh, that's only those who identify as such.
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Divair wrote:
CVT Temp wrote:The republicans will continue to move further to the right and appeal to a base of old people who keep getting older. The democrats, being weak, will follow them rightward. After the base of the GOP dies, they will become a fringe third party and another party will arise as a legitimately progressive party with the Dems becoming the new right wing.

Legitimately progressive party?

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Postby Cronatian » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:18 pm

Well, I assume I better move to the next best country that has the highest Protestant population. Any suggestions? I just need a fall back position before the dreaded "Atheist Uprising", in which they begin to burn our brethern on the stake for being too religious. I guess a good stockpile of food and munitions could last me a few years time. Now all I need are a few good bunk mates. Any volunteers?

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Postby Norstal » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:21 pm

Vetalia wrote:I wonder what the demographic growth in Roman Catholics is, though, considering widespread Hispanic immigration to the southwestern states.

The local priest have been saying that Catholics have been leaving in droves once they reach adulthood.

However, it might be on the increase due to immigration, but even immigration is slowing down.
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Postby Vetalia » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:23 pm

Norstal wrote:The local priest have been saying that Catholics have been leaving in droves once they reach adulthood.

However, it might be on the increase due to immigration, but even immigration is slowing down.


True, the big surges for Catholicism were from the Irish and later us Poles immigrating in the late 19th century...visited my parents' hometown a couple of years back and the main church is now closed.
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Postby Genivaria » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:27 pm

Cronatian wrote:Well, I assume I better move to the next best country that has the highest Protestant population. Any suggestions? I just need a fall back position before the dreaded "Atheist Uprising", in which they begin to burn our brethern on the stake for being too religious. I guess a good stockpile of food and munitions could last me a few years time. Now all I need are a few good bunk mates. Any volunteers?

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