Author Topic: Religion Dying in the US  (Read 1070 times)

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Offline eyeball

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Re: Religion Dying in the US
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2020, 01:21:33 pm »
3. Religion ostensibly had sky gods above... looking down on us... but the idiots actually never used to lie because they were ascared.

Its interesting that the main impetus for becoming a "none" in the article you linked points to; One of the biggest demographic stories of the last few decades, the rise of the “nones” has been interpreted as a threat and as an inevitable reckoning for corrupt and scandal-ridden institutions driving millions of people out of churches across the country.

Seems clear to me the very same threat exists to the institution of government for the very same reason.
Speaking of 'looking down on people' and how beliefs shape our politics your observation is the fundamental basis for my belief that politicians and government should be under our constant sousveillance (the opposite of surveillance - viewing from below instead of above).  People are afraid of lying when they think they're being observed and I doubt the direction from which they're being observed would matter if they knew there'd be real consequences. That should be a pretty big take away from the demographic and political story the data and conclusions you've posted tell.
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