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LINK Half of Southerners believe the US was founded as ‘explicitly Christian,’ new poll finds

This is disturbing.

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Half of Southerners believe Colonel Sanders was an officer in the Confederate Army!

Sticks48 Level 9 Jan 2, 2019
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Such fear. Add all Christians together in USA and they are still a minority.

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I grew up Catholic next to a baptist preacher. His son and I were the same age and he innocently would tell me what his father preached in the hopes I would see the errors of my ways. A more bigoted, racist, "I'm morally superior to all", religion does not exist than the southern baptists.

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That is due to the evangelical influence in the South. n Baptist Convention is the largest church in the south and it was formed as a breakaway sect from the larger Baptist church -- specifically to support slavery.

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What is it with this part of the country? When people make these goofy kinds of claims I do see it as believing but wanting to believe.

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They also think the South will "rise again" and then they'll get all their slaves back, so... Not exactly critical thinkers.

Kafirah Level 8 Jan 1, 2019
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Its sad that there so many religious fools in the south. I bet there are more closeted atheists than other part of the country.

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The people in the South are stupid...

slydr68 Level 8 Jan 1, 2019
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The first influx of settlers were xtian, xtian nutters Europe didn't want. So I agree with the Southerners they were the founders.
However, as a nation eg constitution, the US of A is definitely founded on secular freedoms eg free to practice your religion whatever it may be.

powder Level 8 Jan 1, 2019

The settlers didn't found this country, however. They founded British colonies.

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Only half? Things are improving then.

That was a ramdom poll of all Southerners. A full 75% of white evangelicals belief this.

@GinaKay That's to be expected.

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I would guess that's a decline.

bingst Level 8 Jan 1, 2019

My thoughts exactly. That percentage seems awfully low... for the South.

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...and the confederate battle flag is about grits and cornbread.

kmdskit3 Level 8 Jan 1, 2019
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Religious and cultural values = rascism and bigotry

Byrdsfan Level 8 Jan 1, 2019
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