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Study: Education Has Positive Impact On Religious Participation

August 11, 2011 by  

Study: Education Has Positive Impact On Religious Participation

Conventional wisdom holds that the more education one has, the more likely he is to question his faith or stop attending church. However, a recent University of Nebraska-Lincoln study, soon to be reported in Review of Religious Research, found that higher education may actually have a positive impact on one’s faith.

“Education influences strategies of action, and these strategies of action are relevant to some religious beliefs and activities, but not others,” said Philip Schwadel, associate professor of sociology at UNL and author of the study, according to a UNL press release. “The effects of education on religion are not simple increases or decreases. In many ways, effects will vary, based on how you define religion.”

The study, which analyzed a nationwide sample of thousands of responses to the General Social Survey, found that higher education can have a positive impact in areas like religious participation in particular. However, higher education may also make one less likely to feel that his is the “one true faith.”

The study found that, for every additional year of education: The odds of attending religious services increased by 15 percent, the odds of reading the Bible increased by 9 percent, and the odds of switching to a mainstream Protestant denomination increased by 13 percent.

“It’s clear that though the religious worldviews of the highly educated differ from the religious worldviews of those with little education, religion plays an important role in the lives of highly educated Americans,” Schwadel said. “And religion remains relevant to Americans of all education levels.”

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  • s c

    Schwadel is right. And it couldn’t come at a better time. Now that people finally understand that we’ve been sold out by our demi-gods in Washington, now it’s also time to learn that MOST American ‘churches’ are APOSTATE.
    Most American religious ‘leaders’ work for the same people as our criminal politicians. The best thing people can do for the moment is to COME OUT of those harlot churches. There is not even ONE word about wasting time, money or resources on building CHURCHES in the Bible.
    Find yourself a non-denominational group, and conduct your own Bible studies. Be VERY careful about combining religion with politics.
    Some people want to think churches are the last bastion of common sense and reliability. Church leaders sold their arses, too. READ the Bible and understand it. DON’T be swayed by ‘leaders’ who are no better than ravening wolves.

    • Jay

      Well stated s c! The left-wing liberal/atheistic slime has infiltrated every societal organization erected by man, and controlled off course, by the same cancerous slime! With respect to religion, it began long ago, and that, with the Catholic church, and eventually, throughout the main stream church. For the satanic slime, understands too well that man is not just flesh, but is comprised of a spiritual component. This spiritual component in man must be harnessed and converted in their image, in order to bring the whole being of man into a total, and acceptable worship of the “dark one”, the lawless one, the man of perdition, satan. As for their claim that church and state should be separate, nothing could be further from the truth. The atheistic/communist slime, DO want a union of church and state, but a union comprised of the state and the church/religion of satan! They are more religious, and zealous then most people realize!

      • hicusdicus

        The dark one, the lawless one. Are we talking about a religion just for whitey. We sure don’t want church and state separate. Islam and shira law that’s the way to go. We could all be Mormons or Jehovah witness or worse yet Catholics. Religion is the most dangerous concept man has ever come up with. The second most dangerous thing is the collection plate.Gee folks, I know this is hard to face but when you die it is over. No reward no paradise no nothing.

        • Jay

          Your wrong hicusdicus, there is nothing wrong with religion, or science for that matter. Neither one is corrupted. However, the same cannot be said of man, and therein lies the problem. Man is hopelessly corrupt, and so corrupts everything he touches, including science and religion!

          • hicusdicus

            What do you mean there is nothing wrong with religion? It has killed more people than malaria, cars, cigarettes and saturated fats. Atheists of which I am not one to stone women to death for having sex without permission or condemn non believers to eternal damnation. Religion is the curse God put upon mankind because Adam and Eve diddled around under the apple tree.

        • http://naver sook young

          Sorry, but why do you lie? There is a God and he rules in heaven. He also has a son Jesus, our lord and saviour. To say there is no after life is ludicris at best. We need to get back to our Christian founding and our Christian roots. Since you always mention whitey, a racist remark, are you African American? I’m a Korean American, no, an American and our religion isn’t just for caucasians. Please stop with the racial remarks and lies about God and heaven, OK? Thank you.

          Sook Young
          Wife of the Samurai
          하나님과 국가 대 한!

          • hicusdicus

            Sook he referred to the dark one. Is that racist? I sure did not hear anything about a light one. Since you believe in the big guy in the the sky we will leave it at that. Remember that Islam does not buy into any of your spoutings and will remove your head because of your beliefs. I think they profess to believe in the same god. How do you explain that? At least I have no inclinations to remove your head. My idea is to follow the golden rule and show empathy for my fellow space travelers.

          • http://naver sook young

            Sorry, but the dark one he is referring to could be satan. Not every saying about “dark” is racist. Next, there is no mentioning of seperation of church and state in the Constitution, so why did you bring that up? Next, you said that living by sharia law is the way to go? I hope you were just being sarcastic. Their god is know as the moon god and not the Lord God. You claim to go by the Golden Rule, but then call or insinuate someone is a racist. I think you need to go and read the Bible to find out how you are to act towards people. Thank you.

            Sook Young
            Wife of the Samurai
            하나님과 국가 대 한!

          • hicusdicus

            Sook, You claim to be educated and have more intelligence in your little toe than I have in my whole body. You must be right, I am not educated enough to understand the connection between toes and intelligence. People like me are the trouble with this country. I was born here with ancestry traceable back to before the revolution. Were you born here? My uncle died fighting the North Koreans to keep your bad mouth free.

          • Lacey

            Ms. Sook Young… I don’t know where you got “moon God” from, but your information is incorrect… the God of the Jews, the Christian God and Allah… is the same deity. Just thought you’d like to know.

          • http://naver samurai

            Sorry Lacey, but your information is incorrect. We worship the Judeo-Christian God and allah is a false god. It is true that God is the God of all, but they worship soemthing completely different. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님과 국가 대 한!

        • http://ahalbert@smart-technology.net Allan

          Sounds like someone who worships at the altar of relativism. The contention that religion “does things” is pretty immature, and I say that having had similar thoughts when I was a teenager. Just as any organization has goals, religion is a set of worthwhile goals to live by (killing non-believers and hurting women not included). What people do with those principles is another thing, just as what people do with any tools in life. Try to understand the difference.

    • hicusdicus

      What do you mean don’t combine religion with politics? All religion is politics. Its all about who is going to run the show. One of the nice things about dying is that all the religious buffoonery stops.

      • http://naver sook young

        Sorry, but you are the ignorant one here. When does your bafoonery stop? Thank you.

        Sook Young
        Wife of the Samurai
        하나님과 국가 대 한!

        • hicusdicus

          Sook you should become a Muslim. They furnish swords with their religious book. Then if some one disagreed with your line of rhetoric you could just remove their head and all this with gods blessing.

          • http://naver samurai

            Sorry dude/dudette, but that is the ways of you atheists. If someone mentions anything about God, Jesus, the Bible, praying, Christianity, etc., you all go into a massive tizzy fit. Sounds like you are trying to force your beliefs on others by lies, deceit, innuendo, and rhetoric. We Christians don’t have to do that. We have the Bible to rely on. Too bad you reliance on science isn’t a solid foundation. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님과 국가 대 한!

            BTW, since when are we space travelers? So does that mean you are an alien? What planet are you from? Nimbiru?

          • hicusdicus

            SlumberI, Planet earth is a space ship that we all are traveling on. Did you forget to wake up this morning?

          • http://naver samurai

            Oh, I see when you were a kid you watched lots of Star Trek. You sound like you just went to Uranus to look for Klinggons. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님과 국가 대 한!

        • hicusdicus

          Sammyeye, You just don’t have what it takes. Thinking is not your strong point. Stick to pushing a broom that is what god intended for your career or maybe cleaning fish.

          • http://naver samurai

            Looking in the mirror again? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • Jay

        We shall see. As a great Christian philosopher once proposed; If I believe in the eternal life after death, and i die, and there is no after-life, not only will I have lost nothing, but I wont even know that I lost nothing. However, if I believe that there is no resurrection into the after-life, no God, no Judge, no forgiveness of sins, and die, only to discover I was wrong, then my loss will indeed be great!

        • http://naver sook young

          Weel said Jay and thank you.

          Sook Young
          Wife of the Samurai
          하나님과 국가 대 한!

        • hicusdicus

          Why will it be great indeed? Will God punish you for not believing in all the conflicting religious beliefs including hypocritical Christianity. Or do you think this all knowing god will not know of your subterfuge and be offended for thinking him so stupid. Who knows what plans God has for all the weak creatures he created. He might even become incensed for you putting words in his mouth. Maybe one should just lead his life and try to follow all the instinctive laws he gave you at birth. God did not write the bible, man did. But God gave you your free will and the ability to know right from wrong.

          • Jay

            God gave me free will? What God hicusdicus?

          • hicusdicus

            Jay, what do you mean? The God of the universe, The one I will never get to meet because he does not exist. The all knowing all loving God that gave us Hitler, Stalin, Jeffery Dhalmers and Rosie O’Donnell. He is probably frowning at you right now.

          • http://naver sook young

            He also gave us George Washington, John Adams, and the rest of our Christian founding fathers. Are you going to be childish and blame Him for giving us our founding fathers? Stop lying about there being no God. It is the fool that says there is no God, within his own heart. Thank you.

            Sook Young
            Wife of the Samurai
            하나님과 국가 대 한!

          • hicusdicus

            Sook of Korea. A good number of out founding fathers were not Christian they were deists. People like you are as scary as the Islamist s.

          • http://naver sook young

            H, you say that they were deists and agnostics is a lie. My husband has almost 300 sources (books) that say your statement is a lie.

            “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

            John Adams, The works of John Adams, Second President of the United States, vol. IX, p. 229.

            I could give you more that would prove you to be nothing more than an immature human being and a liar, but I’ll leave it at one for now. Look this up at your library. Thank you.

            Sook Young
            Wife of the Samurai
            하나님과 국가 대 한!

          • hicusdicus

            Sook, where did you come up with agnostics? There are people with 300 books on astrology, so what. Why don’t you try to save North Korea from Kim ding dong? Now that would be commendable.

          • http://naver samurai

            “God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever. Commerce between master and slave is despotism. Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people are to be free. Establish the law for educating the common people. This it is the business of the state to effect and on a general plan.”

            Thomas Jefferson 1774 also on the wall of the Jefferson Memorial.

            How can any American deny that our forefathers believe in God and Liberty from the overpowering hand of government when their words, and God’s name, are etched in our memorials and government buildings?
            It is our American duty to make sure that the very God that our forefathers counted on to guide then in the forming of this great nation is not erased from this society in the name of multi-culturalism and so called “religious freedom.”
            We are free to worship as we please in this country, but no one, nor the government, is free to destroy our American Judeo-Christian principles in the name of that so called freedom.

            http://www.keepgodinamerica.com/JeffersonMemorial1.asp

            FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님과 국가 대 한!

          • hicusdicus

            Sammy, What is the book of fate? I think your mental gear box just stripped a gear.

          • http://naver samurai

            Remember this:

            “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

            Patrick Henry March 23, 1775

            Wrong again, you lib, gay loving, baby killing, marxist. I wish you atheists would just give up, because you have already lost. For you to continue on would by futile. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님과 국가 대 한!

          • hicusdicus

            (offensive comment removed)

          • http://naver samurai

            Lucky for you your post was removed kang. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • Diane Dubay

    I have been a nurse for 35 years and have a Master’s Degree. Knowing how the human body functions, I can’t see how anyone could believe we “just happened” after the big bang. We are an incredible design so there must be a designer. Smarten up people. God does exist and the Messiah’s return is just over the horizon. Be ready, look up and pray He comes quickly.

    • Jay

      Just for the record, Darwin did not believe in the theory of evolution as a scientific fact. He did, however, postulate the mechanisms as a way of explaining evolution; natural selection, and survival of the fittest. Yet, even at the end of his life, Darwin expressed deep reservations in regards to the un-aided process, coin-phrased, evolution, particularly, as Darwin pointed out, to the assembly and function of the human eye–he states: To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree.

      We must also consider the fact that, Darwin did not posses the sophisticated technology by which to peer into the human cell that scientist greatly benefit from today. When Darwin, at his time, peered into the human cell, he described the contents of the cell as being, so-much jelly. Today off-course, the description of the cell’s inner contents are well known. As you read these words, electricity is zinging through your brain, voracious killers are coursing through your veins and corrosive chemicals bubble from your head to your toes. In fact, your entire body is like an electrical company, chemical factory, transportation grid, communications network, detoxification facility, hospital and battlefield all rolled into one. The workers that drive these activities are your cells.

      Our bodies contain trillions of cells, organized into more than 200 major types. At any given time, each cell is doing thousands of routine jobs, like creating and using energy, manufacturing proteins and responding to environmental cues. Different cell types also have special duties, like building skin or bone, pumping out hormones or making antibodies. This description of cells, and their many functions is strangely absent from Darwin’s notes, and, as stated, for obvious reasons.

      As well, Darwin was blissfully unaware of the existence of DNA. What exactly is DNA and its function? DNA serves as the information storehouse for a finely choreographed manufacturing process in which the right amino acids are linked together with the right bonds in the right sequence to produce the right kind of proteins that fold in the right way to build biological systems.

      Another words, DNA not only performs a critical function(s), it is only capable to do so due to the necessary INFORMATIONAL content, another words, no specific information, no function.

      Our computers perform functions, how? Intelligent programers design and develop software. What is software? A set of codes, or instruction, or specific information in order to perform desired function. What is the origin of information, or from where does information originate? Intelligence. Information is a by-product of intelligence, there is no other source!!! Therefore, information precludes intelligence, intelligence precludes a designer. No designer, no intelligence, no intelligence, no information, no information, NO LIFE!!! Curiously however, there is life!

      • home boy

        your problem is your to smart so you will never get what the bible teaches. be humble and you have a chance to obtain faith. flajim has it right. you are only as good as your teacher.and that goes for anything not just religion.

        • Jay

          Perhaps home boy, you are too judgemental, and as a result, you prove you do not understand the Bible, much less what the Bible teaches. My statement, was in essence, an apologetic argument, and that, from a scientific perspective, for the existence God. You wish to talk about; Atonement , Grace, Mercy, the Gospel, the saving power of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, then why don’t you just say so? Or is it that you are too self-rightious, and have got it all figured out?

        • hicusdicus

          Homeboy, Jay is not what you call truly smart . He is fanatically arrogant with some kind of lack mentality complex. This is usually the case with people who fear their own mortality.

          • hicusdicus

            Homeboy, everything Jay said about the evolution of the eye has been shown to be false. He needs to hit the books again. That is if he has hit them to start with.

          • http://naver samurai

            Care to cite some sources or is this just another lie? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님과 국가 대 한!

          • hicusdicus

            If you want me to tutor you your going to have to pay tuition. That will be cash up front no student loans. You do know what cash is, have you ever had any.

      • hicusdicus

        You are really good at taking things out of context and making them sound like something they are not.

        • http://naver sook young

          Can you cite some sources to back up your rants? Thank you.

          Sook Young
          Wife of the Samurai
          하나님과 국가 대 한!

          • Jay

            No he can’t, all he has is rants! Notice how mr.happy happy steered away from the subject. He didn’t refute my assertion that, because we know with certainty that specific and complex biological information exists, and since information is a by-product of intelligence, therefore, Intelligence designer! Not only did he not refute my assertion, he seems intelligent enough to realize he couldn’t! So in desperation, he lashed out and did the only thing he knows how, attack and assault your opponent personally, get your opponent off the subject, use insults, make idiotic provocative statements, engage him in a circular and unrelated argument, anything and everything. This type of idiotic debating tactics tell me two things. 1. I’m right. 2. My opponent that engages in such tactics not only knows i’m right, but also lacks the intellectual integrity to admit it to themselves. This is classic left-wing/liberal debating tactics. Rather pathetic!

          • hicusdicus

            ay, I have no more interest in refuting your assertions than I would an Astrologist about their asinine beliefs. All religious beliefs are based on faith which has no scientific merit. You and your cohorts can babble on till the sun burns out and still prove nothing. Well maybe you could prove for sure that human intelligence is an over rated farce.

          • http://naver sook young

            And you H are nothing more than a hateful child, incapable of any reasoning or able to debate. Thank you.

            Sook Young
            Wife of the Samurai
            하나님과 국가 대 한!

            P.S. Sorry Jay, I didn’t mean to ignore you. You have posted some well said posts and sorry I haven’t answered any of them. Thank you for keeping up the good fight.

    • Lacey

      Actually, quite the opposite is true. There is a nerve in giraffes’ necks that takes such a ridiculous and unnecessarily long path from the brain, down the neck, around the heart and back up the neck to the larynx, that proves Intelligent Design doesn’t exist. However, the route of this laryngeal nerve is quite simply and logically explained by evolution.

      BTW… Demski et al were pretty thoroughly proven wrong and Intelligent Design shown to be nothing more than junk science.

      • hicusdicus

        Lacey I am on your side. Once people get something in their head, right or wrong there is no getting it out.

        • Jay

          Like evolution?

          • hicusdicus

            No not evolution. Like rising from the dead and life after death.

          • Jay

            I suppose we will never get that out of your head. But you are free to believe it!

          • hicusdicus

            I will get it out of my head right after I take my last breath as you also will Jay. It really is romantic to think that we will all touch noses in an after life but it isn’t going to happen.

          • Jay

            Only you and like-minded folks believe that. To you I say, enjoy your smoke!

          • http://naver sook young

            I believe in rising from the dead. Jesus did in three days time. Thank you.

            Sook Young
            Wife of the Samurai
            하나님과 국가 대 한!

          • hicusdicus

            Sook young, I just can’t imagine all the nonsense you must believe in. But thank your God that there are plenty like you to keep the collection plates full.

          • http://naver sook young

            Sorry H, but if you refuse to believe the truth then you are lost. People like you are what is wrong with this country. If we would get back to the ways we were founded, then everything would get better. Thank you.

            Sook Young
            Wife of the Samurai
            하나님과 국가 대 한!

          • hicusdicus

            Sook I look forward to being lost. I can’t think of anything worse than spending eternity surrounded by born again Christians.

          • http://naver samurai

            I guess H doesn’t mind burning in hades. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • Jay

        Lacey says:Actually, quite the opposite is true. There is a nerve in giraffes’ necks that takes such a ridiculous and unnecessarily long path from the brain, down the neck, around the heart and back up the neck to the larynx, that proves Intelligent Design doesn’t exist.

        THIS is your proof? The fact that a nerve in the giraffe’s neck takes a long path from the brain whatever… If there is proof that there is no intelligent design, perhaps your statement could prove to be of great service. Thankfully your statement was ridiculously short, and not ridiculously long. Has it ever occurred to you, that the nerve takes a ridiculously long path from the brain to its targeted destinations, because the giraffe’s neck is ridiculously LONG? Hence the ridiculously long journey? Are you aware of the length, and girth of a giraffe? Or are you just being ridiculously ignorant?

        • hicusdicus

          Your wrong again as usual but what difference does it make. All theses opinions you have are your personal bias and you study diligently to confirm them. In the end it matters not in the least as it has no meaning in your day to day life. Life is but a flash in the pan and soon you will be no more and all this time you have spent trying to convince people you are something that you are not will evaporate like a fart in the bus station bathroom.

          • Jay

            Speaking of opinions and personal biases, you seem to be afflicted with your very own. In the end, all of this will, matter, and you will have spent all of your time trying to convince people that you, and they, are less then what they are, and that is, created in the image of God. Why do you insist on imposing your low self-esteem, and your low sense of value of human life on others? Seems to me, you are just as zealous, and religious as the religious you so vehemently criticize. This off course, does not make you a fart in a bus station bathroom, just a hypocrite!

          • hicusdicus

            Jay, get used to it. Your time will come and go and you won’t even be a memory in the dust bin of history. As far as the surveys on people religiosity, I can buy into it based on the fact that there is now way to correctly under estimate human intelligence.

          • Jay

            That’s debatable hicusdicus, but atheism proves one thing, that it always seems to render, and reduce people, to hateful, empty, loveless, joyless, and mean spirited, hollowed-out shells! And that’s because atheism is the religion of the god-wannabes.

          • http://naver sook young

            What proof and evidence can you provide that shows atheism to be accurate and correct? Don’t use any science as it has no basis for this debate. Why do people like you have to come to this site and lie about God, Jesus, and force your beliefs on others? Thank you.

            Sook Young
            Wife of the Samurai
            하나님과 국가 대 한!

          • hicusdicus

            Sook, its a lot easier to show there is no God than there is that one exists. Believing in something with with great enthusiasm does not make it so. Jay, I do not consider my self an atheist and I am surely not hollow and unhappy. I just don’t buy into mans mystical renderings of how things are in the world of the paranormal.

          • Jay

            hicusdicus, that’s ridiculous! How can you prove that something doesn’t exist when you have already determined that it doesn’t exist! Not exactly proper science. But such is the self-deceit, and lack of intellectual integrity of the atheist!

          • hicusdicus

            Jay, I am not smart enough to follow you on that last comment you made. You win! When I die I will just cease to exist, When you die, because of your weird thinking God you may end up in Hell suffering for eternity. I will just be in blissful non existence.

          • http://naver sook young

            Could you please quit lying about God? You really sound like someone with a mental disorder. Thank you.

            Sook Young
            Wife of the Samurai
            하나님과 국가 대 한!

        • Sheldon

          Jay… yes it is proof. Stop being hysterical and look at what she is trying to say. The route of the recurrent laryngeal nerve in giraffes is often cited as evidence supporting the THEORY of evolution. From Wikipedia… “The nerve’s route would have been direct in the fish-like ancestors of modern tetrapods, traveling from the brain, past the heart, to the gills (as it does in modern fish). Over the course of evolution, as the (giraffe) neck extended and the heart became lower in the body, the laryngeal nerve was caught on the wrong side of the heart. Natural selection gradually lengthened the nerve by tiny increments to accommodate, resulting in the absurdly circuitous route now observed, which, if designed, could only be described as unintelligent.”
          Therefore if there was “Intelligent Design”, the giraffe was designed by an unintelligent designer. In the case of religious zealots who must make up nonsense like “intelligent design” and “creation science” the case of intelligent design is really an all or nothing proposition. If one example can disprove the theory… the whole theory fails.
          The THEORY of Evolution is just that… a theory. Intelligent people never refer to evolution as anything more than a theory… albeit a very good theory. Its strength is that it can be proven correct with tests and experiments. The THEORY is reinforced 100 years after Darwin’s death by discoveries in genetics, microbiology and other sciences that support the theory. The theory of evolution is not a scientific fact… but nothing in science is 100% “for sure”, because there’s always a new discovery that can slightly alter the theory. Unlike religion which thinks it is 100% correct, ALL of the time, based on 2000 year old facts from “scientists” that didn’t have microscopes or telescopes.

          • http://naver sook young

            Sorry but the Bible has been correct for over 2000 years and the findings of evolution was refuted by Darwin before he died. Thank you.

            Sook Young
            Wife of the Samurai
            하나님과 국가 대 한!

          • Sheldon

            The death bed recantation by Darwin is a myth. Who’s spreading lies now Sook Young?

          • http://naver samurai

            Who said it was his death bed? Did Sook Young say his death bed? NO, but he did recant everything he did before he died. This is a historical fact and cannot be denied. Just like Thomas Paine recanted and came to God and Jesus in Paris in 1796. Need to do a lot more studying atheist moron. We are a Christian nation and all atheists take a back seat. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님과 국가 대 한!

            BTW, why don’t you try to stick to your job? I hear it is in peril at this moment. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!!!!

          • Sheldon

            Ah Samurai… opening your mouth before your brain has fully grasped the truth. Here’s a link for you… http://www.christiananswers.net/q-aig/darwin.html.
            Fact #1: The myth of Darwin recanting was “a deathbed confession”. Samurai, you’re just wrong on this point.
            Fact #2: It’s a Christian website… not an atheist website that proves Sook Young’s statement untrue. Samurai… you just spread lies that suit your needs.
            Fact #3: The United States was not based on Christianity and has never been officially declared a Christian Nation. Again… you’re twisting words to suit your needs… or just palin lying.
            And what’s with the name calling? That’s not very classy, nor is it very Christian.

          • hicusdicus

            Sheldon, samurisook are typical examples of religious fanatics who spend their days trying to confirm their bias. All they are good for is to irritate and annoy just for the pleasure of it. It is embarrassingly easy to get them frothing at the mouth about things they know nothing about. They probably embarrass Jesus and that is why he has never has his second coming.

          • JeffH

            hicusdicus says “All they are good for is to irritate and annoy just for the pleasure of it.”

            Is that not exactly your purpose for being here hicusdicus? Being a hypocrit does nothing for your credibility…afterall, you are here for one reason and one reson only…to irritate and annoy…which, I’ll add, is very typical of a liberal atheist.

          • libertytrain

            jeff – there are those that come here to be “cute,” suffer from self-perceived “clever” and are just plain mean-spirited. I think their ego overshadows any message they are trying to get out and just look more foolish than those they are trying to mock.

          • http://naver samurai

            My sentimentss exactly Jeff H. and Libertytrain. I hope you had a good weekend. I had a great one. Keep up the good fight, fellow patriots. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님과 국가 대 한! You need both to be a patriot!

      • http://naver sook young

        Sorry, but evolution is not scientific fact. I also have a MSN degree and I agree about DNA, but we did not evolve from anything else. So, you believe the way many atheists do about us evolving from monkeys? Such utter nonsense. Thank you.

        Sook Young
        Wife of the Samurai
        하나님과 국가 대 한!

        • hicusdicus

          Well Sook, don’t be sorry looks aren’t everything. The pope and the Catholic church seem to think evolution is scientific. Man did not evolve from monkeys he evolved from the primordial soup of the big bang. Next time you try to read a book leave the pipe in the drawer.

          • Jay

            That’s because the Catholic church has been infiltrated by the left-wing/communist/atheists, in fact, as i stated above, the godless, liberal religionists have infiltrated every societal organ known to man, in particular, academia. How else can you explain the mindless, and the spiritually bereft, that disgorge from its putrid belly?

          • hicusdicus

            Holey moley the sky is falling. We are being infiltrated by the pinko’s. Everybody, now, down on your knees and pray.

          • http://naver sook young

            You sound like someone that is undereducated and has the mind of a child. If you cannot act like a man, then you aren’t one. Speaking of pipes, I don’t do those things. But it seems that you have expert knowledge of the subject. Do you smoke your crack pipe daily? Thank you.

            Sook Young
            Wife of the Samurai
            하나님과 국가 대 한!

          • Jay

            A crack-pot smoking a crack-pipe! Keep smoking hicusdicus, and pay your obeisance to the enemy of your soul!

          • hicusdicus

            Well Jay, I see Sook is coming unhinged and losing her composure and ability to make comprehensible remarks. I certainly did not expect you to follow the same path. You are by your own account a scientist and highly specialized technician. My wife who actually is a real scientist thinks all of this to be no more than sophomoric babble. She says she sees cracks in the mortar of your scientific claims. Spiraling into the abyss is usually preceded by unfounded name calling.

          • http://naver samurai

            Tell your wife to stop lying and reopen her history books, science books, and her Bible. She may be surprised to what she may learn.

            “A man who refuses to learn has a stagnant mind.”
            Francis Bacon

            That is coming from a historian. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님과 국가 대 한!

        • Sheldon

          Actually Sook… DNA actually supports the theory of evolution. I believe it’s a mutation in the second chromosome that illustrates natural selection and the fork in evolution where homo sapiens deviated from the ape.

          • http://naver sook young

            Sorry sheldon, but human beings were created by God and we did not deviate from the apes to become humans. Such utter nonsense. Could you cite some sources to back up this rubbish? Why would you want to believe in evolution, when even Darwin himself refuted everything before he died as lies? If the founder of evolutionism said it is all lies, who are you to say it isn’t? There are a lot of atheists on this site today. Thank you.

            Sook Young
            Wife of the Samurai
            하나님과 국가 대 한!

          • Sheldon

            Speaking of utter nonsense… Darwin did not refute the theory of evolution on his deathbed. That is, to be polite, a misconception at worst it’s just an outright lie. There are many sources any person with an open mind can find, from the mutated second chromosome, fossil history, the circuitous and illogical route of the nerve in the giraffe’s neck. I’m sorry Sook Young, but all of this requires an intellectually curious mind. It requires an intelligence that seeks truth and questions authority. A leading witness in the Pennsylvania court case against Intelligent Design and was a devout Christian who testified on behalf of the theory of evolution. There are many Christians who have no problem with the theory of evolution and their belief in God. One does not need to be an atheist to see that the theory of evolution is predictive model and can be supported by testing, the fossil record, microbiology and genetic studies.

          • hicusdicus

            Sheldon you are correct! It was a lie fabricated by a hostile interview done on the behalf of the creationists.

          • http://naver samurai

            Once again, Sook Young didn’t say on his deathbed. Evolution is just a theory and cannot be proven. If it were, then it would be scientific fact. Just like the big bang theory, another false assumption. Why do you atheist morons have to get off of the subject and talk about evolution? Once again shelton(kang) and h have proven themselves to be ignorant of the truth and followers of false beliefs. Shelton says that some Christians accept evolution? That’s a lie. Because it is the opposite of what is in the Bible. If they do, then they are CINO’s and nothing more. You all lose again with your rants and lies. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님과 국가 대 한!

          • Sheldon

            The Theory of Evolution is exactly that… a theory. No one said it was a fact, except you. The same goes for the Big Bang Theory which… as the title clearly states, is also a theory. Again, no one said it was a fact, except you.
            The Christian I referred was Kenneth Miller, a Roman Catholic who said “…and a long tradition of scholarship in the Catholic Church has argued that truth is one, that science and religion should ultimately be in harmony. But that doesn’t make faith a scientific proposition. I think, as many religious people do, that faith and reason are both gifts from God. And if God is real, then faith and reason should complement each other rather than being in conflict.”
            So Samurai… there is the example I cited about a Christian accepting the THEORY of Evolution. No need to apologize for calling me a liar.
            Of course, now that you have been proven wrong, you’ll say the Catholics aren’t Christian are create some other lame explanation how this person isn’t really a Christian.
            I don’t expect you to read it, but for those with an open mind, here’s the link… http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/intelligent-design-trial.html.
            If science proves that something in the Bible is wrong… what happens then Samurai? How will you handle that? Are you still living on a flat Earth, that is the center of the universe with the Sun revolving around the Earth? Isn’t it possible that some of the people that wrote the Bible made a mistake? Isn’t it possible that one of the people copying a manuscript made a mistake? Perhaps something was incorrectly translated? Open your mind.

          • http://naver samurai

            Since your response was so ignorant and lacking of intelligence, it’s not really worth answering. The Bible can never be proven wrong. Second, my wife said they were theories and not facts, except you say they are. Can’t twist your words well enough, moron. In fact, you never did answer her question. What proof and evidence can you provide that shows atheism is accurate and correct? Can you answer the question with no science nonsense? Since you two, shelton(kang) and h, are less intelligent, have low self esteem, and have about as many friend as you can count on one hand, I highly doubt it. But I’ll bet you try, won’t you? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님과 국가 대 한!
            You need both to be a patriot!

          • hicusdicus

            Sheldon, give it up. These people are religious nut cases. Nothing can be done to change their minds because first, one has to have a mind. I say send them all to Mecca and let them hash it out with the sword swinging Muslims. Who ever is left over, nuke them. After its all over then the rational intelligent people can get on with their lives without all the religious turmoil and infernal bickering.

          • http://naver samurai

            We gave up on you long ago. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • hicusdicus

      Well this just goes to show that being a professional with an education has nothing to do with intelligence.

      • http://naver sook young

        That really shows your ignorance. I’ll bet Diane and I have more education and intelligence in our little toes then you have in you whole body. Thank you.

        Sook Young
        Wife of the Samurai
        하나님과 국가 대 한!

        • hicusdicus

          From your discourse your little toes may be your only reserve of intelligence. Life is not measured by intelligence but by quality and empathy. The golden rule is the only guide line one needs to journey through this life. If you can’t follow that then everything else is mindless blather.

          • http://naver sook young

            Yes, following the Golden Rule is a good thing. But how can you believe in such a thing and be an atheist? Are you being hypocritical? What proof and evidence can you provide that shows atheism is accurate and correct? You still haven’t answered that question from before. No science! Cite sources and post facts to answer my questions. If you can’t do that, then don’t answer my post. I have no time to be debating with children. Thank you.

            Sook Young
            Wife of the Samurai
            하나님과 국가 대 한!

          • http://ahalbert@smart-technology.net Allan

            I guess you believe in religion then…

            “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. ” (Matthew 7:12 KJV)

            “And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.” (Luke 6:31 KJV)

          • http://naver sook young

            Well said Allan. Thank you for the back up and sources. The Bible is the absolute source for everything.

            Sook Young
            Wife of the Samurai
            하나님과 국가 대 한!

          • Sheldon

            That’s the great thing about the Bible… you can quote a verse to suit any purpose at any time. That’s also the problem with the Bible. It was written by so many different people, in different eras, it contradicts itself too often to be an absolutely definitive source on any topic.

          • hicusdicus

            Sheldon, For sook the bible is her only source Of wisdom that is why she is so lacking in it. The bible is a bunch of cobbled together scribblings written by frightened people who believed in the paranormal. It was written for those that fear the unknown and can’t cope with their mortality.

          • hicusdicus

            Allen, this was said long before Luke was even a twinkle in his daddy’s eye.

          • http://naver samurai

            Since you two morons know nothing about the Bible, you don’t have the right to use it in your rants and tirades. H, when are you going to answer her questions, or aren’t you smart enough to do so? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님과 국가 대 한!

          • hicusdicus

            Blackeye, I have no interest in answering imbecilic questions thrown at me by lower life forms. From reading both of your brand of comments it is easy to understand why you two hang out together. I am not to sure Jesus could love either one of you.

          • http://naver samurai

            That’s impossible due to you be atheist, h. I really don’t think he wants anything to do with you. You know what my wife and Allan said to you is true, but you want to prove just how ignorant you really are. You say your wife is a scientist? Have her grow a pair and step up to the plate. She’ll be proven wrong. This is a Christian nation. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님과 국가 대 한! You need both to be a patriot!

  • FlaJim

    Still, it depends the teachers. Unfortunately, most of the idiots I’ve come across in higher education are leftist to the core and poison the minds of the youth whom they’re entrusted to instruct. I wouldn’t trust them to walk the dog.

  • home boy

    p.s. funny how people on this site only what to talk about politics. i guess that’s why there is only 5 comments to this article at 4pm

  • Song

    hic you have absolutely no proof of anything that you speak and are more pious than the religious zealots that you so love to castigate.

  • s c

    Sook Young, please don’t waste your time trying to reason with any utopians on this website. All utopians dip themselves in the human waste they call “wisdom” and try to ‘spread it around’ on everyone else.
    Let them savor their “wisdom.”
    We know their ‘wisdom’ by many names. No utopian is worth knowing.
    Most likely, utopians who send feedback to this website get paid to do it. Let them cling to their ‘wisdom.’ They deserve it.

    • http://naver sook young

      I understand and thank you. I just get upset when people lie about God.

      Sook Young
      Wife of the Samurai
      하나님과 국가 대 한!

      • hicusdicus

        Sook, lie about which God? To say that something does not exist that has never been proven to exist is not lying. I remember you boasting about your education it does not seem to reflect it self in your comments.

        • http://naver samurai

          I seems that you are the one that fits that mold, moron. It has also been proven that people who hold God and Jesus to a higher level have higher IQs, so what is your point? You and shelton don’t sound too educated to me. Remember, anyone can repeat what they have been told or read in a book, but that doesn’t make them educated or more intelligent. In fact, it makes them less intelligent as they cannot come up with facts, information, or meaningful debate on their own. Such people can never be leaders. Ergo, you 2 need to go back and sit down at the back of the bus. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님과 국가 대 한!

          • hicusdicus

            Proven by whom? From your comment you certainly were not part of that higher IQ group.Are you part of that ethnic group that my uncle died try to protect against communism or were you the ones he was fighting? If you are professing to follow and believe in Jesus I will definitely have to pass.

          • http://naver samurai

            H, if you want to know, get up from behind your computer and go to your local library and look it up. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님과 국가 대 한! You need both to be a patriot!

    • hicusdicus

      Human waste called wisdom????? Wow! Do you wear a helmet with a nose guard?

      • http://naver samurai

        I see we have been playing football in the street without a helmet again. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님과 국가 대 한!

  • hicusdicus

    If education has a such positive effect on religious participation that sure does not say much for education. Reading what other people think and write then parroting it to others is not education. Being able to discern between the truth and the nonsense and the insoluble is called the ability to think. Most people teach them selves what to think not how to think.

    • http://naver samurai

      Read my last post to your last unfactual rant. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!
      하나님과 국가 대 한!

      • hicusdicus

        Blindkeye, What god and country are you blathering about? You have such a suave and sophisticated way of expressing yourself. How many years of repeat schooling did it take you achieve your incredible abilities?

        • http://naver samurai

          Ahhhhh such word play to insult others and steal their rights. Remember this also:

          “Providence (The presence of God) has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”

          John Jay October 12, 1816

          It seems my schooling is more than yours, but I don’t mind talking to someone who thinks they are superior and all knowledgeable. Ooops! I forgot that I’m talking to an atheist and lib. I guess I need another cup of coffee. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님과 국가 대 한! You need both to be a patriot!

          • hicusdicus

            Sammyoneye, I am not a liberal nor do I think abortion is right. I just don’t care to meddle in strangers lives. People do what they want in spite of what you or I think. The answer to abortion is either abstinence or contraceptives. I have already said this once. A stiff prick has no conscience and all a woman has to do is lay still. If you can figure out how to solve this problem I will give a thumbs up to Jesus. But for now it is either planned parenthood or a rusty coat hanger.

  • jopa

    sook young: You have stated God gave us George Washington, John Adams and the rest of our Christian founding fathers.He also gave us our current Christian President, President Obama and now he is going to bless us with a second term.Thank you and have a good one.We should all be truly grateful!

    • http://naver samurai

      Jopa you lie too much. Obama bin Laden admitted to being a muslim after he was elected. It was even on a national televised speech. Trying to prove your ignorance also? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님과 국가 대 한! You need both to be a patriot!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCAffMSWSzY

      • hicusdicus

        Sammynoeye, What in the world are you blathering about? Have you completely stripped your mental gearbox or is your mouth stuck in cruise control.

    • hicusdicus

      (offensive post removed)

      • hicusdicus

        Offensive to who? If my post was offensive then about half the posts on this forum need to be removed if for no other reason than there mouldering stupidity.

        • churchmice

          If you were honest with yourself you might remember that perhaps you overstepped the very generous boundaries of this site. Perhaps offensive to the person you were and seem to be attacking regularly. Just an observation…

          • hicusdicus

            Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me. This is the internet where stupidity reigns supreme. Offensive is the use of foul and obscene language. I don’t use either. But I do call them how I see them. If they can’t take the heat they need to stay out of the kitchen. My opinions have just as much right to be heard as theirs. If they get testy so do I.

          • hicusdicus

            How stupid of me, Churchmice that says it all. To me church is a place for the emotionally unstable. If you don’t like it that’s too bad. Is that offensive or just a different opinion? I have a pretty good memory and I don’t Kidd my self. If your so called generous boundaries include censorship then they are not boundaries they are cortina wire electrified fences.

          • libertytrain

            sweetie, I seriously doubt that you talk to your neighbors the cruel way you sometimes talk to people on this site….

          • libertytrain

            you too, confuse the boundaries of simple common decency with “censorship” – not the same thing and if you were honest with yourself, you would know that

          • hicusdicus

            libertytrain, who are you? You seriously doubt! The cruel way I talk to people on this site. I have this problem that I don’t want someone to get the idea that I in any way believe any of the paranormal nonsense that they spew. People can believe what they want. The problem is that they can’t keep it to themselves. They seem to have to just keep hammering about it with every breath they take. If there is a God or intelligent designer I doubt it will have any likeness to anything man has ever dreamed up. So until one dies they won’t really know which means they will never know because they are dead. Death the time in one existence when they are finally relieved forever of all man made nonsense.

          • libertytrain

            I’ve said all I’m going to say to you on this. If you need to justify yourself, have at it.

          • http://naver samurai

            You have to give kang credit. He uses so many names and spews nothing but lies. But what do you expect from a child of satan? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

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