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Re: [humanism-174] Americans Love The Bible But Don't Read It Much, Poll Shows

From: TC3
Sent on: Saturday, April 6, 2013 11:33 PM
I've asked this same question. The statement "There would be more atheists if more people would actually read their holy books."seems to hold true year after year.
Sometimes in life I will throw in a smart ass comment (when appropriate)
One of my managers is gay, and on Easter another employee said "I bet he can't wait to get out of here tonight." to which I replied. "Yeah right, It's a Christian holiday. He can't go out there."
My coworker was confused as I had not yet acted facetious.
I said, He's an abomination. If he goes out there, he could get strung up and set on fire!" The astounded look on his face as he processed the data was hilarious.
Also, when a black friend mentions Christianity I can't help but say "We didn't land on Plymouth Rock!"
It's sad but, they usually have no idea what I mean.



On Sat, Apr 6, 2013 at 7:41 PM, Randy Pelton <[address removed]> wrote:
I can't help but wonder how many of those who don't read the bible at all or on a regular basis might become abandon their religion if they were to start reading it with serious reflection on what it contains. I've heard a few atheists over the years say that reading the bible in a manner other than for devotional purposes - meaning applying some critical thinking while reading it - has turned believers into nonbelievers. Sure would like to know if there is any data on this.

Randy


From: sheri presloid <[address removed]>
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Sent: Friday, April 5,[masked]:40 AM
Subject: [humanism-174] Americans Love The Bible But Don't Read It Much, Poll Shows





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