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Non-believers on rise in Congress
Politico, by Charles Mahtesian

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/5/2013 8:44:22 PM

The number of members of Congress who don’t identify with any particular religion is on the rise, according to an analysis by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. In the 96th Congress (1979-80), not a single member of the House or Senate said they didn’t belong to any particular faith, didn’t know or refused to disclose their religion. But in the new 113th Congress, 10 members fall under that category. That’s twice as many as in the 111th Congress (2009-10). Pew notes there’s still a great disparity between the percentage of U.S. adults and the percentage of members


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Reply 1 - Posted by: reilly, 1/5/2013 9:27:35 PM     (No. 9100863)

Godless big government worshippers no doubt.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 1/5/2013 9:39:52 PM     (No. 9100877)

And this my friends, is one of the roots of the problem (and a small number of Veterans as well)...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Straitpath, 1/5/2013 9:43:57 PM     (No. 9100882)

Some hope? As one gets older, one tends to become a believer and we have a bunch of boomers getting older and older and older.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ebuilder, 1/5/2013 9:48:53 PM     (No. 9100891)

How many had the guts to volunteer this information while they campaigned? That were hopelessly lost when it came to matters of truth.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 1/5/2013 10:42:56 PM     (No. 9100935)

Or on the other hand, perhaps it´s because many believers no longer feel themselves bound to any particular denomination...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: hamrman, 1/5/2013 10:46:12 PM     (No. 9100941)

Heathens, it is no wonder everything is headed south!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: horacer, 1/5/2013 10:57:41 PM     (No. 9100955)

Kyrsten Sinema is my new Rep. She´s an atheist and the first openly bi-sexual member of congress. Oh how proud I am. I live in a conservative district and now I´m represented by this creature. I almost forgot, she´s an idiot.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/5/2013 11:23:11 PM     (No. 9100961)

We can no longer claim to be a G-d fearing country at a time when we need Him the most.

The country as a whole has more non-believers.

More trickle down.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Elvira, 1/5/2013 11:47:01 PM     (No. 9100982)

#7 You have my sympathies, truly.

As for the rest of these Godless creatures, just you wait, your commupance is a coming. Don´t think you´ll get reprieve at the last second... besides, who among you knows when that will be?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 1/6/2013 12:08:30 AM     (No. 9100998)

Oh My ---535 members of Congress and a whopping majority of 10 either refused to discuss or give information about their religious faith or lack thereof.
That is just overwhelming evidence of growing atheism isn´t it?
If I was a member and a nosy newsie accosted me about my faith would tell them the none of you business --bug off.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/6/2013 1:05:08 AM     (No. 9101010)

Folks, ten is a very small number. Yes, there is a bit of a trend here, but believersof some kind are still the majority of the country and the majority of believers are Christian of some order or another. Don´t let this silly article diacourage you. The left wants you to believe they are the majority and that nobody believes in God anymore. It is just not true. Remember, everything the left does is to influence the public by shaping perception. Perception is everything. I chose to get baptised and confirmed Catholic in my 20´s but I never have been religious...I consider myself spiritual. I believe in God and have a good relationship with Him. But I just don´t follow a specific dogma. Still, I pray for this country and that it be saved from evil. I am sure that there are many others like me who are not traditional but still a believer. Atheists (the willfully ignorant...because they really don´t know and still close their mind to any possibilities) are really a very small minority.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 1/6/2013 1:16:05 AM     (No. 9101013)

The only thing they believe in is filling their pockets, shafting the public, and reelection.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 1/6/2013 1:28:05 AM     (No. 9101015)

Only 11% of America approves of these clowns, these Godless bisexual midgets, these clueless morons, yet they continue to get elected and continue to screw everything up while running America into the ground. America is on the decline thanks to people like this. Not to mention that foreign exchange student in the White House who wouldnt let us see his college transcripts for 5 million dollars! Theyre all hiding something, arent they?

535 of some of the most disgusting people around. What a great system! s/o

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Reply 14 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/6/2013 2:56:30 AM     (No. 9101030)

I wouldn´t want to be represented by any of them.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/6/2013 3:53:32 AM     (No. 9101045)

I dunno...I think there may be a couple of them who truly are public servants. They aren´t the career pols, but maybe a couple of newer ones. I really liked Lt. Col. West when he was in office.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/6/2013 5:18:17 AM     (No. 9101063)

No wonder the US is being worse and worse off.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Japanorama, 1/6/2013 5:37:29 AM     (No. 9101071)

As I recall, there are almost no Congresscritters who have served in the military.
We are being destroyed by self-aggrandizing lawyers with no interest in the welfare of fellow Americans or with anything beyond themselves.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: varkdriver, 1/6/2013 5:58:46 AM     (No. 9101088)

#12, may I also suggest they truly fervently believe in The Won, The Messiah, our Ear Leader Hisself!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Susannah, 1/6/2013 8:45:04 AM     (No. 9101289)

There are probably no more or no fewer atheists and agnostics in Congress than there ever were. They´re just willing to admit it now.

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