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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    I'm saying they're hated because of what they do to deserve that, and if the US is anything like the UK its because they are vociferous, hostile, angry, whinging, moaning and insistant.
    God. This is funny.
    Quote Originally Posted by nolla View Post
    These kind of statistics always make me wonder how different the American culture really is from us. Almost fifty percent wouldn't let a child marry an atheist?! I guess here no one would even dare to say anything like that in order to not look like a fool and a control freak.
    Americans don't mind looking like fools. Just take a look at their presidents.
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    established US thought
    What a disquieting notion...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan Le Fay View Post
    What a disquieting notion...
    Do you mean that there's no US status quo/tradition/establishment, or that you are disquieted by the status quo/tradition/establishment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by C.J.Woolf View Post
    (Emphasis mine.) I've heard that there are practicing Jews who don't believe in God. To them, the practice matters, not the belief.
    See, there's a joke that goes like this:

    Two rabbis were arguing over dinner, as usual. Eventually, the subject of God and His existence came up, and after long and heated debate, the first rabbi had managed to prove to the second that, objectively, once and for all, God did not exist.

    The next day, when they were both going to shul, the second rabbi stopped and said, "If God doesn't exist, why are we doing this at all?" The first rabbi kept going and called back, "What does that have to do with anything?"

    There are also many Jews who do believe in God but don't practice. Really, Jewish relationships with God tend to be, err, complicated.



    In America, at least in the not superreligious community, Christians go in lifecycles. They are indoctrinated by their parents and the Church when they're little, they grow up and become less religious, they marry and have kids and decide to get closer to the Church for their kids' sake, then once the kids are grown up they become less religious, and then as they grow old they return to the Church because they don't fulfill social needs through work anymore and to find solace for when they eventually die. Aside from the oddball person who "finds God" after addiction or whatever, that's how it goes, and why something like 77% of all Americans can identify themselves as Christians.

    Apparently this is not the case in Europe. You're either religious or you're not. This is probably where quite a bit gets lost in translation.
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    [QUOTE=Haphazard;1264327]See, there's a joke that goes like this:
    In America, at least in the not superreligious community, Christians go in lifecycles. They are indoctrinated by their parents and the Church when they're little, they grow up and become less religious, they marry and have kids and decide to get closer to the Church for their kids' sake, then once the kids are grown up they become less religious, and then as they grow old they return to the Church because they don't fulfill social needs through work anymore and to find solace for when they eventually die. Aside from the oddball person who "finds God" after addiction or whatever, that's how it goes, and why something like 77% of all Americans can identify themselves as Christians.
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    Yeah, aside from the evangelical maniacs inflicting Jesus Camp and even Jesus Camp lite experiences on the kiddos, this does seem to be the case.
    I think it may be changing a little, though, I would not be surprised to see today's youngins be lifelong secularists, at least here in the northeast.
    I also don't doubt that evangelicals are starting to be disliked just as much as the vocal atheists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    See, there's a joke that goes like this:
    In America, at least in the not superreligious community, Christians go in lifecycles. They are indoctrinated by their parents and the Church when they're little, they grow up and become less religious, they marry and have kids and decide to get closer to the Church for their kids' sake, then once the kids are grown up they become less religious, and then as they grow old they return to the Church because they don't fulfill social needs through work anymore and to find solace for when they eventually die. Aside from the oddball person who "finds God" after addiction or whatever, that's how it goes, and why something like 77% of all Americans can identify themselves as Christians.
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    Yeah, aside from the evangelical maniacs inflicting Jesus Camp and even Jesus Camp lite experiences on the kiddos, this does seem to be the case.
    I think it may be changing a little, though, I would not be surprised to see today's youngins be lifelong secularists, at least here in the northeast.
    I also don't doubt that evangelicals are starting to be disliked just as much as the vocal atheists.
    Well if entropy is anything to go by you could be entirely correct. I tend to hope the worst case scenario wont come to pass.

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    The problem is that you are all comparing the USA to western/central Europe, developed commonwealth nations like Canada and Australia, or maybe places like Japan.

    It's easier to understand a lot about the USA if you instead consider it of the same class as Russia and China.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Take Five View Post
    Do you mean that there's no US status quo/tradition/establishment, or that you are disquieted by the status quo/tradition/establishment?
    It was a joke.
    Don't worry about it. I'm the only person who ever gets my jokes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    Apparently this is not the case in Europe. You're either religious or you're not.
    Err...no. Not really. Plenty of indoctrination goes on here too. It's just not always sanctioned by the state.
    Plus, you know, Europe is quite a big place...
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    Yeah people often speak of Europe as if their attitudes towards religion are uniform, when they're not. There's areas of Europe that are more devout, and there are areas that are more secular. Generally speaking the eastern half tends to be more religious than the Western half - but again that's a rough generalization.

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    Poland is really, really Catholic. It was also one of the few European countries that had an overall positive opinion of George Bush.

    I have no plans to go to Poland.
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