Friday, December 02, 2005

Anthony Walker, a Godly Son

So sad, but also so uplifting. If we can all forgive like this ...

Monday, November 28, 2005

Christian T-Shirts More Popular Than NBA or Abercrombie
Religion News Service

Christian t-shirts are a more popular choice among young adults than either NBA-themed or Abercrombie & Fitch logo tees, according to a new nationwide survey by Internet retailer DATOmana.
419 adults aged 18 - 34 from across the country were surveyed about their tastes in tees. When presented with a variety of t-shirts, including an Abercrombie & Fitch logo tee, a NBA-licensed tee and a Christian tee, 40 percent chose the religious tee, versus 16 percent for the NBA tee and 30 percent for the Abercrombie tee. When asked what would motivate them to wear a t-shirt with a religious message on it, most said simply that they would do so if they liked the message on the shirt. Only 6 percent said they would only wear one "as a joke."
"America's love of religious t-shirts shouldn't really come as a surprise," says Tom Biggs, president of DATOmana. "Research has shown that almost three-quarters of Americans consider their faith to be a very important part of their life, and younger Americans are more likely than any previous generation to feel comfortable wearing clothing that not only reflects their personal attitude, but their beliefs, as well."
Most Americans Feel Religion Is 'Under Attack,' Poll Shows
Melanie Hunter,
A new survey shows the majority of Americans think religion is "under attack" and "losing its influence" in American life.
According to the poll, American Attitudes Toward Religion In the Public Square, 64 percent (out of 800 adults polled) agreed with the statement that "religion is under attack" in America, and 80 percent of those who identify themselves as evangelical Christians were in agreement.
"The findings suggest that American public opinion is starkly divided when it comes to the role of religion in the public square, and that our nation's proud tradition of church-state separation is threatened as never before," said Anti-Defamation League national director Abraham H. Foxman. "Unfortunately, too many people believe that religion is under attack in America, when in fact religion is stronger in the United States than in any other Western country."
The poll also found 53 percent of respondents believe that religion is "losing" influence in American life, while 35 percent said it is "increasing influence." Among those who think religion is "losing" influence, 60 percent are evangelical Christians, while 33 percent of that same group said religion is "increasing" in influence.
The poll also covered questions regarding public displays of the Ten Commandments, and the creation/evolution debate.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Believers flock to 'crying' virgin Mary in California.

I find this fascinating. No, I'm not Catholic. But I believe this is possible -- there are many things that happen in this world that aren't explanable by earthly means.