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  1. #1 78% of the US population believe in angels 
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    Wouldn't be DU without some hating on religion.

    BlueJazz (1000+ posts) Sat May-31-08 08:57 AM
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    78% of the US population believe in angels
    It's followed by 8 pictures of an angry smilie hitting its head on a wall.

    sleebarker (1000+ posts) Sat May-31-08 11:55 AM
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    6. That's what happens when people are ignorant
    They look for magical explanations of the world.


    uberllama42 (1000+ posts) Sat May-31-08 03:06 PM
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    28. It shows that four out of five people believe something on zero evidence
    It speaks poorly about the critical thinking skills of people in this country.

    I find belief in angles ridiculous and do not think that particular belief deserves respect. Do we respect those who believe in fairies or leprechauns?

    Do we respect those who believe that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction in 2003?

    Belief in angles, IMO, is symptomatic of a larger cultural problem in America. Those who believe in supernatural entities for which there is no evidence can make very poor decisions. The fact that critical thinking skills are so rare has negative implications for the rest of us, who have to interact with angel-believers on a daily basis.
    Teh hate is strong with this one.

    TexasObserver (1000+ posts) Sat May-31-08 02:34 PM
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    22. Angels don't care about kids in Darfur starving or kids in Rwanda getting arms cut off. Angels care about Americans, mainly church going Americans, Christians. They care about things like whether a person has a bad accident or not.

    nadinbrzezinski (1000+ posts) Sat May-31-08 03:26 PM
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    41. Magical thinking, the prelude to a new dark age
    there, I said it

    And so did Carl Sagan before he died
    And here is a cute answer...

    ayeshahaqqiqa (1000+ posts) Sat May-31-08 09:05 AM
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    4. Well, I'm married to one.......n/t
    It's mostly just infighting, but I found it amusing.



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    Yet these same people talk about their "spirit guides" and "healing white light"
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    "I find belief in angles ridiculous and do not think that particular belief deserves respect."

    I completely agreed with that when I was in school, but my math teachers strenuously disagreed, so I had to learn acute, obtuse, ALL the different angles.
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    "I find belief in angles ridiculous and do not think that particular belief deserves respect."

    I completely agreed with that when I was in school, but my math teachers strenuously disagreed, so I had to learn acute, obtuse, ALL the different angles.
    LOL! Good one! :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    "I find belief in angles ridiculous and do not think that particular belief deserves respect."

    I completely agreed with that when I was in school, but my math teachers strenuously disagreed, so I had to learn acute, obtuse, ALL the different angles.
    ROFL!:D


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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    "I find belief in angles ridiculous and do not think that particular belief deserves respect."

    I completely agreed with that when I was in school, but my math teachers strenuously disagreed, so I had to learn acute, obtuse, ALL the different angles.
    Ha! Good one!

    Leaving angles aside for a moment, though, there certainly are a lot of obtuse people at the DUmp. ;)
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    I doubt that most people understand the Biblical concept of Angels.
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    I doubt that most people understand the Biblical concept of Angels.

    There is a difference in the Old Testament and the New Testament description.

    For instance, in the Old Testament Satan was an Angel of God that was sent with God's bidding to challenge Man. In the New Testament in the Book of Revelation Satan is at war with God.

    Most of the description in the Bible is that of a messenger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Vegas View Post
    Yet these same people talk about their "spirit guides" and "healing white light"
    Good point!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Vegas View Post
    Yet these same people talk about their "spirit guides" and "healing white light"
    Very good point.
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