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A recent Gallup poll asked this question: "Do you think marriages between same-sex couples should or should not be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriages?"
The headlines were all about how acceptance for same-sex couples was at 50% - it was only the second time that support for gay marriage polled higher than rejection of it.
But I can't believe this result didn't get more attention:
88% of the Nones support gay marriage! The people with no religious identification, including atheists and agnostics, are on the right side of history. And, it turns out, the less you go to church, the more accepting (and loving) you are.
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 11:59 AM on May. 12, 2012
A very brief list of atheist charities
There are far more than on that list, if you really care, feel free to look them up.
A very brief list of pagan charities
Once again, there are far more than are on that list, if you really care, feel free to look them up.
As for the motivations people have for giving - they are told right in their holy book, that if they don't tithe to church, they're going to Hell. Whether or not that's what the book actually says or means, it's what their pastor and/or parents have drilled into them. You can't pretend later that's not part of the motive. Not that it has fuckall to do with protestants being the outlier.
Answer by NotPanicking at 1:20 PM on May. 12, 2012
Answer by NotPanicking at 6:16 PM on May. 12, 2012
Answer by dullscissors at 11:25 AM on May. 12, 2012
Answer by NotPanicking at 12:45 PM on May. 12, 2012
Interesting break-down in the poll. The results really come as no surprise, though. People are taught that gays aren't deserving of the same rights because they are the big-league sinners in god's Big Book of No-nos. Those who attend churches that are more humanistic, and those aren't involved in any churches at all aren't taught to judge others by those standards and are less likely to believe that a person is less deserving of equal rights based on the laws of people who lived several thousands of years ago.
Answer by jsbenkert at 12:26 PM on May. 12, 2012
Answer by okmanders at 10:40 AM on May. 12, 2012
Yeah, kiddo, all these people insisting tithing brings prosperity or is required had anything to do with ME. But this is the last I'm addressing your off-topic whining.
You can't afford NOT to tithe. Tithe no matter what so God can bless you
Its one of the reasons I stopped going to church, all the messages about how you aren't a good christian if you are giving to the church.
This is why tithing is so important, it is out of obedience that we tithe, giving God 10% first
That's just a handful from page one of over 46 pages of discussion on that issue just on this site.
Answer by NotPanicking at 3:30 PM on May. 12, 2012