Study finds 8 in 10 Americans dumb enough to believe in Angels

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  1. Magnificent Mr. Hole

    Magnificent Mr. Hole Well-Known Member

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    http://news.yahoo.com/ap-gfk-poll-nearly-8-10-believe-angels-090229508.html

    Angels don't just sing at Christmastime. For most Americans, they're a year-round presence. A new Associated Press-GfK poll shows that 77 percent of adults believe these ethereal beings are real.

    Belief is primarily tied to religion, with 88 percent of Christians, 95 percent of evangelical Christians and 94 percent of those who attend weekly religious services of any sort saying they believe in angels.

    But belief in angels is fairly widespread even among the less religious. A majority of non-Christians think angels exist, as do more than 4 in 10 of those who never attend religious services.

    Beyond the religious gap, women are more likely than men to believe angels are real, and those over 30 are more apt than younger adults to think they exist.

    The finding mirrors a 2006 AP-AOL poll, which found 81 percent believed in angels.

    Previous polling has found the public a bit more likely to believe in God, but far less likely to believe in other other-worldly beings. In May, 92 percent of adults told Gallup pollsters they believed in God. But just 34 percent in an AP-Ipsos poll in 2007 said they believed in ghosts or UFOs.

    The AP-GfK Poll was conducted Dec. 8-12 and is based on interviews with 1,000 adults nationally. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 4 percentage points.
     
  2. beatlejaws

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    san diego dave believes in the padres
     
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    maybe next year...
     
  4. B Stache

    B Stache is Bahindur Stachian

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    Is this the point that we lock up all these noodniks??
     
  5. wanker

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    angels are all around us...
     
  6. banksy

    banksy Eat Ritz VIP

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    wow. no shit. 92% of folks believe in the man in the sky, and a few less believe in winged cherubs... :coffee:
     
  7. CreamyBone

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    amazing
     
  8. evilbob

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    people on the whole are morons, not this crowd though!

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    Angels are going all the way next season.
     
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    Jesus pushed Barber OB :mad:
     
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  13. HAL

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    I saw an angel. they are real.
     
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    Bro Oligarchical Corporatocracy VIP Gold

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    No sane person could argue against this.
     
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    They only believe because they are scarred of the boogy man. Who wants to burn in hell forever :dontknow:
     
  17. HAL

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    I jerked off on an angels wings one time. That cunt couldnt fly after that.
     
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    whatever you do, just don't F with the hells angels

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  19. Chimney Portions

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    Nah, there were studies that show that many believers in god don't believe in hell or the devil. People like to amend the myths to make them the most happy.

    I think people are just scared of death; of no longer existing. I'd like to exist for as long as possible..so long as I was healthy and not suffering. The world is incredible and I love experiencing it. But death shouldn't be so scary. People had no problems before they were born.
     
  20. Magnificent Mr. Hole

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    Celestial snow angel
    The bipolar star-forming region called Sharpless 2-106, or S106 for short, looks like a soaring, celestial snow angel in this image from the Hubble Space Telescope, released Dec. 15. The outstretched "wings" of the nebula record the contrasting imprint of heat and motion against the backdrop of a colder medium. Twin lobes of super-hot gas, glowing blue in this image, stretch outward from the central star. A ring of dust and gas orbiting the star acts like a belt, cinching the expanding nebula into an hourglass shape.