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Re: "America today begins to turn back to God," Glenn Beck
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2010, 08:42:40 AM »
Judging from the trends, this meet-up is more a matter of defending their turf, rather than driving home any stakes.  They see the same stats we do about the increasing secularization of youth, and it scares them.
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Re: "America today begins to turn back to God," Glenn Beck
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2010, 06:18:54 PM »
I read this in an article the other day from CNN:

"The study, which included in-depth interviews with at least 3,300 American teenagers between 13 and 17, found that most American teens who called themselves Christian were indifferent and inarticulate about their faith.
The study included Christians of all stripes -- from Catholics to Protestants of both conservative and liberal denominations. Though three out of four American teenagers claim to be Christian, fewer than half practice their faith, only half deem it important, and most can't talk coherently about their beliefs, the study found."
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Re: "America today begins to turn back to God," Glenn Beck
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2010, 08:44:31 PM »
The following is from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life part of the Pew Research Center.  This is their survey of Americans ages 18-29 from February 2010.  http://pewforum.org/Press-Room/Press-Re ... icans.aspx

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According to survey findings, Millennials are significantly more unaffiliated than members of Generation X were at a comparable point in their life cycle and twice as unaffiliated as Baby Boomers were as young adults. Young adults today also attend religious services less often than older Americans. And compared with their elders today, fewer young people say that religion is very important in their lives...

Key findings include:

Compared with their elders today, young people are much less likely to affiliate with any religious tradition or to identify themselves as part of a Christian denomination. Fully one-in-four adults under age 30 are unaffiliated.
One-third of those under age 30 say they attend worship services every week, compared with 41% of adults 30 and older.
Fewer than half of adults under age 30 say that religion is very important in their lives (45%), compared with almost six-in-ten adults 30 and older (59%).
Sixty-four percent of young adults say they are absolutely certain of God's existence, compared with 73% of those 30 and older.
Adults under age 30 are just as likely as older adults to believe in life after death (75% vs. 74%), heaven (74% each), hell (62% vs. 59%) and miracles (78% vs. 79%).
Nearly three-quarters of affiliated young adults (74%) say there is more than one true way to interpret the teachings of their faith, compared with 67% of affiliated adults 30 and older.
The report, including a summary of findings, is available online.
 here is the link to the actual report.  http://pewforum.org/Age/Religion-Among- ... nials.aspx

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Re: "America today begins to turn back to God," Glenn Beck
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2010, 11:11:55 PM »
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I completely don't get it ;)

I got it right away, maybe we are showing out age here.  SMILE
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Re: "America today begins to turn back to God," Glenn Beck
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2010, 11:14:58 PM »
I think we are.   :P

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Re: "America today begins to turn back to God," Glenn Beck
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2010, 11:56:50 PM »
This reminds me of Whitney's recent post suggesting maybe the beast of burden has been lifted off of our back and placed on the muslims. It's hard to tell if Beck is trying to organize against atheism or secularism in general here. Notice in the slideshow of photographs from the event, one man is wearing a Fairy style portrait of Benjamin Franklin. Good Ol' Ben wouldn't have exactly been my first choice had I been supporting a Let's Get America Back to God movement.






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Re: "America today begins to turn back to God," Glenn Beck
« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2010, 12:39:26 AM »
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LOL is that seriously Thomas Jefferson there on the left?
Haha, this shirt is just too great.  I should get one.
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Re: "America today begins to turn back to God," Glenn Beck
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2010, 04:25:03 PM »
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LOL is that seriously Thomas Jefferson there on the left?
Haha, this shirt is just too great. I should get one.

That would  be funny, but actually it's supposed to be Samuel Adams on the left, representing "Faith."  Adams was a bit of a hot-head and a demagogue, as well as a staunch defender of Puritanism. As such, he's probably the most appropriate of the three founding father figures on that shirt for Beck to latch onto.
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Re: "America today begins to turn back to God," Glenn Beck
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2010, 04:30:46 PM »
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That would  be funny, but actually it's supposed to be Samuel Adams on the left, representing "Faith."  Adams was a bit of a hot-head and a demagogue, as well as a staunch defender of Puritanism. As such, he's probably the most appropriate of the three founding father figures on that shirt for Beck to latch onto.
Ah, ok.  I was gonna say that it looked a bit like this pic of thomas jefferson:
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Re: "America today begins to turn back to God," Glenn Beck
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2010, 05:09:24 PM »
Here is some info on the differences between MLK and Beck:



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Re: "America today begins to turn back to God," Glenn Beck
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2010, 05:29:20 PM »
I loled.  And saved it.
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Re: "America today begins to turn back to God," Glenn Beck
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2010, 09:12:58 PM »
I believe I have underestimated the racist element to the Tea Party as a whole. I always thought the down economy was what was igniting all the fear. But with pictures like this it becomes pretty evident that Hitchens is right; this movement is about the fear of losing white Christian America.  :hmm:

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Re: "America today begins to turn back to God," Glenn Beck
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2010, 11:10:39 PM »
I don't know so much about my lips to gods ear, but Glenn Beck can firmly apply his lips to my hairy ass!
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Re: "America today begins to turn back to God," Glenn Beck
« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2010, 12:22:06 AM »
:brick: 'nuff said.
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Re: "America today begins to turn back to God," Glenn Beck
« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2010, 07:03:56 AM »
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Also, to let you know, I made sure to spread this around a little.  Hope you don't mind.
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