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Published: Tuesday, Dec. 18 2012 8:45 p.m. MST

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ute alumni
paradise, UT

i love the fact that non believers love to respond to an article about believers. i sense a great deal of insecurity.

Hank Pym
SLC, UT

re: Red Corvette 9:25 a.m. Dec. 19

Does this majority have fire in their caves or is that forbidden voodoo?

Hank Pym
SLC, UT

@ ute alumni 7:27 a.m. Dec. 20, 2012

Insecurity. Such as; forcing your beliefs on someone else and whining when resistance ocurrs?

John20000
Cedar Hills, UT

There is a supreme being just because someone has to be on top. For Christians, it's Jesus. For Muslims, it's Mohammed. For Jews, it's Jehovah. For Atheists, it's the humans.

Seriously though, theism is the belief in deity and atheism is the belief there is no deity. Some religions support atheism like Buddhism and Hinduism.

Trivia: The Romans accused the early Christians of being atheists for not worshiping their pagan gods.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

re:A Scientist

By secular societies I assume you mean the old USSR or perhaps North Korea or maybe many of the god-less , Marxist dictator led countries of South America. Yes sir talk to ANYONE who actaully lived under these wonderful atheist - Marxist - socieities and ask them about how propsperous they were. You are totally cluess guy. True religion liberates and prospers ANY nation who follows it while the HATE religions of the middle east do the opposite. Don't lump the two together. The US was founded as a Christian nation and it prospered as no other ever has ... until Obama took over and decided to turn to atheist secularism.

HotGlobe
SAN RAFAEL, CA

For those who believe atheism is a religion, this is like saying that if you don't have a pet, you are a member of the group of people who have Nothing pets. If you are not sick, your disease is good health. Fasting is your favorite meal of the day. If you don't have a job, your career is unemployment. Silence is music to your ears, darkness is a wavelength of light from a dark star, etc. etc....this kind of thinking is like drinking from an empty canteen

pragmatistferlife
salt lake city, utah

"until Obama took over and decided to turn to atheist secularism'...i I thought he was a muslim. And just what pray tell has Obama done as President that is so drasticly different from the last 100 years? I can only think of one thing and he had no say in that.

Small wonder that most of the world is religious. One of the key traits of humans is the ability to see patterns..in everything, and religion is simply a manifestation of that trait as people try to make sense of the world and their lives. Religion is comforting. It says here's how the world works, and here's how you fit in. Christian, Muslim, etc. it all does the same thing. Not much different than seeing figures in clouds..finding patterns in randomness.

Hank Pym
SLC, UT

@ John20000 3:47 p.m. Jan. 4, 2013

"Seriously though, theism is the belief in deity and atheism is the belief there is no deity. Some religions support atheism like Buddhism and Hinduism."

I'm 113% certain Hindus are polytheists. They have a bigger pantheon than the classical Greeks did.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Patriot

Secular means that you are not alined or against any particular religion. USSR and North Korea don't fit that bill. There is no state religion in this country and it certainly was not founded as a Christian Nation. The United States is secular. Perhaps it is our universal freedom for all people that make us prosperous?

If all of our success is due to Christianity than why isn't Mexico a world power?

VA Saint
Chester, VA

An interesting graph. As a history teacher (ancient civilizations), it is interesting to see how religion has impacted civilizations, and how many civilizations have prospered as a result. Historically, religious communities have been stable and healthy.

A Scientist
Provo, UT

VA Saint

" Historically, religious communities have been stable and healthy."

I sure hope you don't teach that Skousen pseudo-history in your classes!

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