See this link. Only 75 percent of Americans call themselves Christian, down from 86 percent in 1990. I notice the article was modified to add in the Lou Dobbs quote as a type of damage control: suggesting that the loss from Christianity is not from atheism, though it is.
Christianity is offensive to me, because it states that I will burn in Hell forever for not believing in God, among other reasons. I am an atheist.
Especially offensive is the implication of Mark 5:18, which makes it impossible for Christians to discard the Old Testament:
“For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.“
This means that Jesus approves of all those exotic rules like that homosexuals should be killed, death for fortunetelling, people that don’t listen to priests should be killed, death for hitting your parents, kill the entire town if one person worships another god, death for blasphemy, kill women who aren’t virgins on their wedding night, and death for people who work on Sunday. How about… no?
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