The latest misleading (Foghorn) headline and story from the Drive-by media begging for DeVine Gamecock correction (Leghorn):
Survey: We’re losing our religion
Poll on faith in U.S. shows more claim no religion; percentage of Christians down overall.
Fifteen percent of respondents said they had no religion, up from 14.2 percent in 2001 and 8.2 percent in 1990, according to the American Religious Identification Survey.
Technically, “-ing” words describe only live events, but let’s accept the misleading definition the press uses to spew fog and consider they mean a “recent and ongoing phenomenon.
The real story is that American religion has been stable since at least 2001. That they would trumpet a statistically insignificant ZERO POINT EIGHT (0.8) percent drop as evidence to justify their agenda driven headline tells us all we need to know about the smoke-blowing machines passing as dead tree “reporters.”
But even if we accept the 15% figure, even it is foggy:
About 12 percent of Americans believe in a higher power, but not the personal God at the core of monotheistic faiths.
Notice the use the “personal” qualifier for God? This is an obvious device (requiring that one assume most Americans are trained theologians) to fog up the fact that only 3% of Americans are atheists. the same number reported for decades.
Then we have the inevitable fog seeking to gin up a new Great Schism within the Christian world:
Christians who aren’t Catholic also are a declining segment of the U.S.
In 2008, Christians comprised 76 percent of U.S. adults, compared to about 77 percent in 2001 and about 86 percent in 1990. Researchers said the dwindling ranks of mainline Protestants largely explains the shift.
Earth (and Heaven) to the Drive-by Media: Catholics and Protestants worship the same risen from the dead Savior and are Christians.
Again, the real story here is that after significant declines in organized religious devotion in the 1990s, there was none in the “Bush War” 2000s.
But we have seen a continuing (since Walter Cronkite’s Vietnam is lost lies of the late 1960s) decline of devotion to accurate reporting in the media. The Program on Public Values at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., AP and the Charlotte Observer apparently need to discover public values, especially one that is regularly taught via the Ten Commandments in the stable for the last eight years, Jewish synagogues and Christian churches: Thall shalt not bear false witness.
Have you no shame un-mainstream media? Your job is to bear truthful witness.
Let me help you understand what a true significant decline looks like.
Look at the decline of newspaper sales over the past eight years.
Mike DeVine’s Charlotte Observer, Examiner.com and Minority Report columns
“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson
Originally published by Mike DeVine, Legal Editor for The Minority Report