Truth vs. Opinion Polls

My blogging friend over at Insanitybytes has a post up that questions a recent Pew research poll.  Are we to believe the premise of the poll?  Is it true that “Christianity is on the verge of collapse in the US?”

Poll Here: Pew Forum.org

Excerpt:

Oh good grief, why do people say such things? The rumors of our demise have been highly exaggerated. All in good humor here, but I myself may be chronically on the verge of collapse, especially on Mondays. However, that does not mean faith is in decline or the church is in decline, or Christianity is about to go the way of the dinosaurs.

“But Pew research declares….” Why in the world would we be listening to Pew? “Pew” is a word we use for something that smells funny. It would be a pretty sad state of affairs if one’s faith was dependent on a public opinion poll.

Ha!  Really!

Read it all HERE.

My comment there:

Loved this post! Great points!

The title of your post is what leftists would like us all to believe. After all, the Dems kicked God out of their yearly dreadful and awful convention years ago.

[Correction:  The far leftist Democrats responsible for the platform agenda had voted to not include God in the platform.” I’m not certain whether or not they were successful with that.  I did see a video clip of many Dems in the audience booing when God was mentioned. Very sad…]

People who still believe the propaganda being spewed against those of us who believe in, and love, Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior are being duped into the lies of the enemy of our souls.

Christian song writer and singer, Brandon Heath, wrote a song entitled, “Leaving Eden.” Within the lyrics, he contrarily quips, “If it weren’t for my TV, I wouldn’t know what is real.”

In our current age of liars and those who steadfastly (and ignorantly) support them, how can we trust what a stinky “research” poll says anyway?

Pew… you stink! Go take a bath!

HT:  Insanitybytes

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5 Responses to “Truth vs. Opinion Polls”

  1. GMpilot Says:

    “But Pew research declares….” Why in the world would we be listening to Pew? “Pew” is a word we use for something that smells funny. It would be a pretty sad state of affairs if one’s faith was dependent on a public opinion poll.

    CJW: Ha! Really!

    Yes, really.
    Ever heard of the Council of Nicaea, wherein a bunch of early Christian leaders got together and decided by vote (i.e. public opinion poll) what would officially be part of the doctrine and what would not?
    I know you, as a former Catholic, were exposed to certain books of the Bible that you do not accept today. But that means it was canon by committee, not by revelation! When it comes to such matters, does the opinion of the bishop matter more than the opinion of the layman? Think before you answer that.

    The fact that so many Christian (and other) sects exist is evidence that public opinion matters a lot. Enough people came to the opinion that the Catholic hierarchy had become too powerful, too despotic, too corrupt—and a new sect was born, Protestantism, where one’s faith depended on their opinions about God, Jesus, the Holy Paraclete, Limbo, transubstantiation, prayers to saints instead of the Most High Himself, selling of indulgences, and a great deal more.
    What made YOU walk away? Were you told to, or did public opinion help shape your own?

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    • christinewjc Says:

      There are major differences regarding authority and salvation between Catholicism and Protestant Christianity. Tradition in RC took over and in many cases, went against the truth in Scripture.

      I have covered why I left the RC church. Do a search on this blog or my former one.

      The acceptance of certain books written (i.e. the Apocrypha) were not included because they had errors in them and were deemed not inspired.

      It wasn’t public opinion. It was the Word of God that led me to reject the teaching of the RC church and seek out true, biblical Christianity.

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      • GMpilot Says:

        CJW: The acceptance of certain books written (i.e. the Apocrypha) were not included because they had errors in them and were deemed not inspired.
        And who determined that? The existing canon also has errors in it. May I assume that it’s also ‘not inspired’?

        It wasn’t public opinion. It was the Word of God that led me to reject the teaching of the RC church and seek out true, biblical Christianity.
        So you never talked with anyone, or ever read anything, which dissented with what you grew up with. Yet the stated opinions of all the nuns and all the priests and the Monseigneur couldn’t keep you there. Sounds like you went against public (sorry, parochial) opinion to me. That means you must have had some opinion of your own.

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      • christinewjc Says:

        I did not need to seek out anyone in order to compare what is written in the Bible vs. Catholic tradition and doctrine.

        One example is the over the top and skewed veneration of Mary as “the mother of God.” She was the mother of Jesus. She had other children after the virgin birth of Jesus. She was a sinner in need of the Savior, too. But the Catholic church doesn’t recognize that truth.

        Another example is the error of prayers for the dead. Once a person dies, it’s too late to change their eternal destiny. There is no such thing as “purgatory.”

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  2. GMpilot Says:

    I did not need to seek out anyone in order to compare what is written in the Bible vs. Catholic tradition and doctrine.
    Really?? Which edition of the bible did you use to make comparisons with? Douay? KJ? RSV? NIV? All of them are authorized, and all of them are 100% accurate and true. Which one did you use?

    One example is the over the top and skewed veneration of Mary as “the mother of God.” She was the mother of Jesus.
    Yeah, I’ve heard something like that.

    Once a person dies, it’s too late to change their eternal destiny. There is no such thing as “purgatory.”
    Once a person dies, they have no destiny. That can only be applied to the living.
    As for there being no such thing as ‘purgatory’, you’re right. Now, when you’re ready to take the next step and apply that thinking to “heaven” and “hell”…

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