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02 July 2007 @ 01:12 pm
Fox "News"  

Mmmm... fair & unbiased.

Turns out I'm the victim of a "fad".
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Jacobyak_boy on July 2nd, 2007 11:19 am (UTC)
Looking at the results of the 1990 study, and the 10% actually includes those that refused to answer. By that logic the number of non-believers has actually close to doubled. But, that's obviously misrepresenting the numbers, so what we're left with is:

1990: 8.2% non-religious
2001: 14.1% non-religious

Which is an increase of about 72% over 11 years.

My totally unscientific extrapolation of that makes it 24.25% of the US godless by 2012. :)
Robet Éivaayvah on July 3rd, 2007 01:09 am (UTC)
Depends very much on whether it's linear, exponential or even a bell curve...

But what about buddhists? They're also atheists, aren't they? And Hindus -- they don't believe in "a god", they believe in a group of gods.

Their statistic didn't say 90% "non-religious", it said 90% monotheistic. And THAT definitely seems unrealistic.

It was biased the moment they brought on a Christian priest to talk about atheism. If they wanted fairness, they could have used an atheist (especially considering the anchors were clearly pro-Christian), maybe a religious figure from a minority religion, or perhaps just brought on an atheist to debate with the Christian (though I'm sure they'd twist it somehow).