Last week, Pew Research released survey results suggesting that 56% of Americans now feel that belief in God is not necessary to be a good or moral person. Obviously, this is something that secular people have been saying for years. In 2001, the same survey showed a 49% result for this question. What’s most interesting to me is that the increase is seen pretty much across the board, even with white Evangelicals, who went from 26% to 32%. This is very encouraging to atheists, as it shows more people are showing some understanding of who atheists are, and more importantly, who we aren’t (baby-eating demons).
But as we all know, our friends at FoxNews aren’t going to let this one go. Rather than agree with the assessment of the American public, they brought two pastors on the air to ask them what they think. Not only could these two not agree on a definition of “good,” but they couldn’t come to a consensus on “sin” either, or even whether or not we’re inherently good or inherently sinful. Watch them try their best at applying their own versions of Christian apologetics to this argument:
— Kevin Davis (@SecularVoices) October 24, 2017
What a total train wreck. Each of these pastors is white-knuckling their grip on what’s left of their churches, with the clear knowledge that we no longer need the idea of gods in order to govern ourselves, control the masses, or tell us right from wrong.
While we continue to see religious leaders get more and more desperate, we’ll also continue to see their numbers fall and society evolve and become more progressive. It’s heartwarming to know that someday my great grandkids will be laughing at the idea of adult humans believing in such foolishness, and better yet, letting it guide how they live the only lives they have.
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