Thursday, May 25, 2017

The good news, belief in Creationism is at an all time low. The bad news, there are still 38% of Americans who believe in that superstitious nonsense.

Courtesy of Gallup: 

The percentage of U.S. adults who believe that God created humans in their present form at some time within the last 10,000 years or so -- the strict creationist view -- has reached a new low. Thirty-eight percent of U.S. adults now accept creationism, while 57% believe in some form of evolution -- either God-guided or not -- saying man developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life.

This is the first time since 1982 -- when Gallup began asking this question using this wording -- that belief in God's direct creation of man has not been the outright most-common response. Overall, roughly three-quarters of Americans believe God was involved in man's creation -- whether that be the creationist view based on the Bible or the view that God guided the evolutionary process, outlined by scientist Charles Darwin and others. Since 1982, agreement with the "secular" viewpoint, meaning humans evolved from lower life forms without any divine intervention, has doubled.

It is my habit to celebrate every one of these successes, as Americans slowly, almost imperceptibly, move toward enlightenment. 

I just wish they would hurry up.

I am not getting any younger, and my dream of witnessing a world without religion seems to fade further and further from a possible reality every day.

Oh well, everybody needs a dream to cling to, and this is mine.

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:44 AM

    That's about the same percentage that approve of Trump. Go figure.

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    1. Anonymous8:25 AM

      Interesting correlation.

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  2. Anonymous5:05 AM

    28% of Americans still think Sarah is a politician.

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