Most Americans get married at some point, 78%, a new study by the Barna Research Group says.
The study also revealed that born again Christians get married at an even higher rate, 84%, but that people from other faiths and atheists and agnostics get married at lower rates, 74% and 65%, respectively.
Of course, marriage is an institution established by the God of the Bible, so it makes sense that those who follow that God are more likely to follow His commands and provisions.
The study also found that 25% of Americans have been divorced, or about one-third of those who have been married.
Another study, this time by British researchers, shows that people who believe in God are happier than agnostics or atheists. People become even happier the more they pray and go to church.
The researchers also found that religious people were better able to cope with disappointments, such as unemployment, divorce or the death of a spouse, than non-believers.
Adultery is most often cited as a sin by Americans, according to a survey conducted by Ellison Research.
Besides adultery, Americans in the study named racism, using “hard” drugs like heroin, cocaine or meth, not saying anything if a cashier gives you too much change, abortion, and homosexual activity as top sins.
Five Sins According to Most Americans
Not saying anything to cashier 63%
One of Scotland’s most senior Catholic leaders has attacked the “gay lobby” in Scotland, saying there is a “huge and well-orchestrated conspiracy” against Christian values.
The Rt. Rev. Joseph Devine, Bishop of Motherwell and president of the Catholic Education Commission, said that secular activists, led by the homosexual lobby, wants to replace Christian values like truth and goodness with values like liberty and equality.
“We must resist being corrupted by secularism,” Bishop Devine opined.
A new study shows that parents who attend church weekly tend to have teenagers who worship weekly.
An American Bible Society study conducted by Weekly Reader Research also found that 78% of parents who never attend worship service have teenagers who never attend.
The survey found that nearly 80% of America’s 30.2 million children age 12-18 believe the Bible is important and 87% of parents agree. Only 11% of teenagers, however, read the Bible daily.
After making the MOVIEGUIDE® Award-winning movie WORLD TRADE CENTER, controversial Oliver Stone is set to return to his radical leftist ideology with a new biopic about President George W. Bush.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the script for the movie “W,” which Stone was set to begin filming on April 21, depicts President Bush as “a foul mouthed reformed drunk who was obsessed with Saddam Hussein.”
It’s not known whether the movie will be released before the November elections.
Entertainment Weekly reports that the largest theater chain, Regal Entertainment Group, will now allow the so-called “red-band” trailers in front of their R-rated movies.
What does that mean for you? It means that while you’re trying to juggle that giant tub of popcorn and are attempting to get your sneaker unstuck from the multiplex floor, you’ll be “treated” to previews that have no “filter” on them. Any scenes of sex and nudity from an R-rated movie will be fair game to be in the trailer. In the past, “green-band” trailers were the rule. These are trailers that are G-rated for all audiences.
A Universal Pictures marketing exec says about this new development, “I’m euphoric.” And that, “It’s important to the ...
The BBC, which has already admitted a bias against Christians (see our 2008 Annual Issue of MOVIEGUIDE®), recently televised a four-part Easter drama that exonerated Judas, Pontius Pilate and the Jewish religious leaders who helped put Jesus Christ to death.
“The priests have just become bad men in big hats,” Producer Nigel Stafford-Clark said. “That is so unfair.”
“I have always had a soft spot for Judas,” writer Frank Deasy said. “I wanted him to be forgiven.”
“We are not seeking to subvert or rewrite the Gospel narrative,” the BBC said. “We are just retelling it to bring it alive for a contemporary audience.”
Maybe next Passover, the BBC can televise a movie making Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust look good.
Advertising Age has come out with the top ten best-selling video game titles across multiple platforms and MOVIEGUIDE ® got a chance to look over them. Of the ten, eight fall into an “OK” category, unlike other years when such dreadful titles like GRAND THEFT AUTO were topping the charts. Military themed CALL TO ACTION 4 along with GUITAR HERO III are top sellers on 360 and WII platforms respectively. The PS3 and 360 platforms boast the only all-rotten title, DEVIL MAY CRY 4, counting twice for each platform in the top ten. While, we can always want more family oriented fare, we should take heart in the good news as we get it.
Source: Advertising Age 3/26/2008
ision show for several years running, deleted the name of Jesus in a song sung by the cast during the show’s charity drive April 9, then put His name back into the song when it was sung again on its April 10 program.
The cast sang the popular Christian song “Shout to the Lord” by Darlene Zschech the first night, but the opening lyrics were changed from “My Jesus, My Savior” to “My Shepherd, My Savior.”
The next night, however, the cast sang the song again, but with the name of Jesus included.
Last year, when one contestant sang the words, “Jesus, take the wheel,” the top-rated show averaged more than 31 million viewers. This season’s contest, however, has seen the ratings drop slightly, to 29.9 million viewers.