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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 10 2012 9:03 a.m. MDT

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UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

"Most Christian"... Salt Lake City?

I can here the moaning and whaling from some of the local congregations around here now....

The good news, even here in the bible belt south, those whaling and moaning are by far the minority. Most of my good friends down here are practicing baptist (meaning they go to church as much as we do), and none of them have any issues with my faith. Guess that is why they are my friends.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

UBD, I've never been to durham, but here in the metro salt lake area there are no whales, and thus no 'whaling'. Lots of wailing, though...

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

Scroll down the page and you'll find another slide show with the most religious states. Utah was number two. The rest of the top ten were in the Bible belt.

Owl
Salt Lake City, UT

Christianity exists in the heart of an individual, not in a statistical population. Fortunately, such a choice is personal and not determined by a democratic vote.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
"I can here the moaning and whaling ...."

Whaling is something Captain Ahab did when he went hunting for Moby-Dick on a ship named the Pequod. Very little whaling occurs in Utah because we are located inland.

As Hutterite pointed out there is a good deal of weeping a wailing going on here in Utah. Most of it over our support of the 2nd Amendment.

RCS
Orem, UT

Yes, being a Christian is what is in the heart, and what one does as a result of what is in the heart. Based on that appraisal, I'm not surprised at Salt Lake City's high ranking. Think of how many Salt Lakers show their Christian commitment with charitable donations. LDS give a 10% tithe to their Church for Christian service. That speaks volumes. Not only Christian ni word, but also deed. Of course, part of a Christian practice is to love all of God's children, regardless of their religious pursuasion.

FT
salt lake city, UT

Christianity, and all religons, are the worst thing that ever to happened to God.

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

Christianity means we accept and follow
Christ. Utahns accept and follow Christ. What more needs ro be said?

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: FT salt lake city, UT
"Christianity, and all religons, are the worst thing that ever to happened to God."

Christianity, in it's unadulterated form was authored by the only perfect Man ever to walk the earth. Those who know the Beatitudes, which leaves all the atheists scratching their heads, find great comfort in them. You are not only wrong, you are dead wrong.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

As a "Mormon", I don't consider myself exclusively a Christian...
But more a Truthian.

Something more like a Christian/Jewish/Muslim/Hindu/Buddhist

"Mormonism is the Gospel of Truth, We embrace all truth, no matter it's source" ~ Brigham Young
Thus, All truth may be circumscribed into one great whole.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@mike richards

too bad so many turn their backs on his teaching when posting on these threads.

FT
salt lake city, UT

Rifleman-
The only people that know for sure are the dead. And they're not talking.
Many of Jesus's teaching are a model for all people to live by. They were not new in his day, being talked years earlier by prophets that came before him. I try to live by many of those lessons but find many who cloak themselves in Christanity or other religons are poor examples of what you refer to in the Beatitudes.

donn
layton, UT

RE: Salt Lake City named most Christian in new study.

Check the Footnote*Christians include Mormons and Unitarians / Universalists who self-identify as Christians. Deceptive.Both deny the Triune God.
Mormons now consider themselves Christians but the Manhattan declaration or the Christian community does not.
By a objective standard of Christians Utah which is overs 60% Mormon and the actually true Christian community in Utah is very small, Utah would be the least Christian community in the U.S.

UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

"Whaling is something Captain Ahab did when he went hunting for Moby-Dick on a ship named the Pequod. Very little whaling occurs in Utah because we are located inland."

Ah very true. That is what happens when I try to type and spell early in the morning....... or afternoon..... or even evening.... pretty much a problem I have. Doing my elementary school years in a bilingual school only served to totally mess up my spelling in all languages.

But Wailing too....

We do more "crabbing" out here BTW....

Nan BW
ELder, CO

Actually the "whaling" term made the most interesting postings in this batch of comments. Good job of lightening up the discussion, UBD. I agree that bilingual schools weren't helpful, as well, all of which is far off the topic, which is probably good.

NedGrimley
Brigham City, UT

Tolstoy: "too bad so many turn their backs on his teaching when posting on these threads." Well said.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Tolstoy salt lake, UT
" ...too bad so many turn their backs on his teaching ..."

I always find it interesting when people who disavow Christianity expect others to live by a moral code they themselves don't agree with.

Vanka
Provo, UT

I come to DN to share the unique perspective of being a non-believer living among Mormons. But I enter into dialogue with believers because, truthfully, I am seeking answers. If I was not, I would not waste my time.

Indeed, I follow the admonition of Paul, "Test all things; hold fast that which is good" (1 Thessalonians 5:21).

So, I "test" believers. I have been seeking answers my entire life, but have found all the so-called answers the believers give are erroneous, fictitious, irrational, or nonsensical. And the believers themselves tend to be exclusionary, self-absorbed, cliquish, insecure, highly judgmental, and more concerned with appearances and being labeled "Christian" than with being authentically Christlike. I wish it were otherwise, but that continues to be the results of my quest.

In short, Salt Lake City, and Utah County, in all their "Christian" fervor have done more to reinforce my atheism than anything else I have encountered. Those who have ears to hear, let them hear.

Alex 1
Tucson, AZ

LDS Liberal:

"As a "Mormon", I don't consider myself exclusively a Christian...
But more a Truthian."

I am not sure what the difference is.

Question. When push comes to shove between the doctrines of Christ and other religious, scientific, and philosophic teachings, which one has to move? When these ideas are in conflict, who wins most of the time?

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