The percent of American Christian adults who agree that the Bible is accurate in all it teaches has jumped 5% in two years, according to the Barna Research Group, from 68% in 2007 to 73% in 2009. That's more than 130 million American adults!
Only 22% of Christian Americans, or 39 million adults, disagree that the Bible is accurate, while 5% aren't sure what to believe.
However, when faced with the statement that "the Bible, the Koran and the Book of Mormon are all different expressions of the same spiritual truths," 41% of Christian adults agreed while only 40% disagreed, leaving 20% undecided.
These percentages indicate that, while nearly three-quarters of America's 179 million Christian adults might like to see more TV programs and mov...
Average daily newspaper circulation declined 7.1% from October 2008 through March 2009 in the wake of the proven media bias in favor of Barack Hussein Obama, which compares to only 3.6% in the same period a year ago!
USA Today remained the No. 1 newspaper, but its circulation declined a staggering 7.5% to 2.11 million. The Wall Street Journal, at No. 2, was the only paper among the top 25 to show an increase, less than 1% to 2.08 million.
Meanwhile, the New York Times dropped 3.6% to 1,039,031 while the Los Angeles Times dropped 6.6% to 723,181. The New York Post had the biggest drop, 20.6%.
The numbers represent data from 395 newspapers.
- Source: Associated Press, 04/27/09.
While 83% of U.S. adults believe parents should be responsible for a child's spiritual development, only 35% say their religious faith is one of the most important influences on their parenting.
48% of those who acknowledge their role in their child's spiritual development fail to consider their own religious faith among the most important influences on their parenting. Among born-again Christians, 29% say faith is not among the most important influences on their parenting.
- Source: LifeWay News, 03/16/09.
According to a NEWSWEEK poll, 60% of American adults say religion is very important in their lives and 78% say prayer is an important part of their daily lives. However, just 48% believe religion can answer all or part of today's problems, the lowest percentage the magazine has recorded since it began polling Americans on that issue in 1957. In that year, 82% believed religion could answer the problems of the time. 68% think religion is losing influence on American life, up from 62% in 2007 and 46% in 2005. 81% say this is a "bad thing."
- Source: Newsweek, 04/07/09.
Social networks on the Internet such as Twitter can blunt one's morality, scientists from the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California say.
According to the Daily Mail in London's report on the new study, "Rapid-fire news updates and instant social interaction are too fast for the ‘moral compass' of the brain to process. The danger is that heavy Twitter and Facebook users could become ‘indifferent to human suffering' because they never get time to reflect and fully experience emotions about other people's feelings."
Adds the news story, "The impact could be most damaging for youngsters whose brains are still developing."
The study also posits that feelings like admiration and compassion as well as the s...
84% of active Christians participate in one or more church activities other than weekly worship. These activities include children's ministry, 20%, choir or worship team, 24%, church governance, 21%, and serving as an usher or greeter, 27%.
Of active Christians who participate in church activities, 61% attend a weekly Bible study, 41% attend Sunday School, 30% attend a small or home group, and 36% attend midweek worship. (Multiple answers were allowed.)
- Source: The National Study of Christian Attitudes and Behavior, Christianity Today, 04/09.
Newsweek magazine, which recently ran a cover story touting "The End of Christianity, has seen its circulation drop 52% since 2007!!!
"Why are the captains of a magazine that's lost half its circulation telling the rest of us where the mainstream lies?" L. Brent Bozell III asked in the Wall Street Journal.
Bozell noted that Newsweek's editors, led by Muslim editor Fareed Zakaria, recently called for Americans to "live with" radical Islam (you know, the ones who blew up the World Trade Center Towers, killing people's sons and daughters, including little babies) by giving up on "sweeping declarations" like the War On Terror.
Sadly, our clueless leader, President Barack Obama, and his clueless henchmen in the State Dept. and the Dept. of Ho...
A new survey by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life has found that most people who leave their faith do so by age 24.
Many who do leave their faith did so because they stopped believing in the teachings of their childhood faith or cite disillusionment with religious people and institutions.
- Source: Christian Newswire, 04/27/09.
"Two years from now, Britain will have the highest tax rate on earned income of any developed country. . . . This new top rate of tax could be the final nail in the coffin. . . . I beg readers not to confuse overpaid bankers with the rest of Britain's entrepreneurs. The next few years are going to be horrendous in the UK. The last thing we need is a pirate-style raid on the few wealth creators who still dare to navigate Britain's gale-force waters."
- Andrew Lloyd Webber, creator of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, CATS, EVITA, and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, The Daily Mail, 04/26/.
By Dr. Ted Baehr and Dr. Tom Snyder
"Angels & Demons," Ron Howard's new movie based on author Dan Brown's series of novels featuring a fictional anti-religious zealot posing as a pseudo-intellectual professor, is another Christophobic, slanderous liberal attack on faith and reason.
Though the movie tones down the hero's knee-jerk atheist attitude against the historical Christian faith of Protestants and Catholics, it still manages to attack those of us who have strong faith in God, Jesus Christ and the biblical accounts of God's interaction with His creation. In other words, the movie still reflects Dan Brown's false anti-Christian, secular humanist worldview.
For example, although (unlike the book) the movie's dialogue has some posi...