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Religious people are they less intelligent than atheists study unveils!

BradSnell_IconBrad: A report that I read recently states that Religious people are less intelligent than non-believers, according to a new review of 63 scientific studies stretching back over decades.

A team led by Miron Zuckerman of the University of Rochester found “a reliable negative relation between intelligence and religiosity” in 53 out of 63 studies

Even in extreme old age, intelligent people are less likely to believe, the researchers found – and the reasons why people with high IQs shun religion may not be as simple as previously thought.

Intelligent people are more likely to be married, and more likely to be successful in life – and this may mean they “need” religion less according to the study by Miron Zuckerman.

The studies used in Zuckerman’s paper included a life-long analysis of the beliefs of a group of 1,500 gifted children – those with IQs over 135 – in a study which began in 1921 and continues today.

A 1916 study quoted in Zuckerman’s paper (Leuba) found that, “58% of randomly selected scientists in the United States expressed disbelief in, or doubt regarding the existence of God; this proportion rose to nearly 70% for  scientists.”

“Intelligent people typically spend more time in school—a form of self-regulation that may yield long-term benefits,” the researchers write. “More intelligent people get higher level jobs (and better employment (and higher salary) may lead to higher self-esteem, and encourage personal control beliefs.”

More intelligent people are more likely to get and stay married (greater attachment), though for intelligent people, that too comes later in life. We therefore suggest that as intelligent people move from young adulthood to adulthood and then to middle age, the benefits of intelligence may continue to accrue according to the study.

People possessing the functions that religion provides are likely to adopt atheism, people lacking these very functions (e.g., the poor, the helpless) are likely to adopt theism,” the researchers wrote.

So in summing up this  outdated study over 70% of scientists in the USA didn’t really believe in God or raised doubt in the  actual existence of Heaven and God.

Whitefox_AvatarRay: I have to chuckle a little at this study.

1) First of all it was a “scientific report” about the superiority of “scientists”. Could it possibly be biased?

2) Second I suspect the scientists were indeed lacking in education when compared to religious folks. That would be less education in the study of God’s word. Do people that read their Bibles, many on a yearly basis have less education  because they did not study Darwinism, or other philosophies of men? What you have is differing areas of study. There is the study of the creator (religious) verses the study of the created (science).

3) I also believe some of the facts are deliberately wrongly stated. For example marriage. I don’t believe the statistics from this report based on the early 1900’s are true today. Today it is more likely to be the secular humanist who is highly educated in science who will tend to fornicate (sex before marriage) and are also more likely to divorce if they do get married and are less likely to marry, whereas religious folks get married.

4) There is also an alignment between worldly education as opposed to religious education. People educated in the philosophy of men tend to also become more financially endowed. The article claims that poor people are ignorant and therefore subscribe to religion. I would suggest that worldly people chase the almighty dollar and substitute their need for God with material things including their desire to worship the created thing rather than the creator. It is one and the same person that is highly education that also tends to be wealthy in terms of this world. The Bible answers this with the statement that the rich find it difficult to get into heaven. (Their riches tend to stop them from finding out the truth of religion.) But in reality it is the educated in the philosophies of men that are the ones that are ignorant of God’s word and purposes. They are uneducated in the things of eternity and the things of God and they are headed for a lost eternity as a result of their spiritual impoverishment.

5) The article talks about self regulation as somehow superior to God regulation (we must assume this is what they mean). This drives to the definition of morals. Are morals dictated by God or by ourselves? Today marriage in Canada includes gay marriage whereas the Bible only supports heterosexual marriage. This type of union is an example where self regulation is leading society in a different direction than religious regulation. Such regulation is not superior to religious regulation it is different. But you cannot prove that self-regulation has proven to be superior to Gods regulation.

Educated people who are educated in the word of God know this whereas uneducated people in the word of God do not seem to know these things.

The Bible has three things to say on this subject which come to mind.

“Claiming to be wise they became fools”

“Beware of Science falsely so called”. (Beware of mans science. It will lead you to nowhere in terms of eternity.)

“It is harder for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God than for a camel to pass through the eye of a sewing needle.” (SKJV)

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Pope Francis Remark about stance on gays ”Who Am I To Judge”?

BradSnell_IconBrad: From a recent article in  the Daily Brew when asked about the Catholic view on homosexuality in the church and gays being ministers, Pope Francis replied ”If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” he asked, according to the Canadian Press.

The Pope also said when someone sins but confesses’ God forgives and forgets.

This reverse about face statement was quite different in 2005 when Pope Benedict XVI signed an order that homosexual men should not be priests.

On one hand, the Catholic churches view on homosexuality is to be treated with dignity and respect but on the other hand opposes gay marriage!

Alright which will it be? You supposedly oppose gay marriages, but its okay to be in a gay relationship but must be treated with the same dignity and respect as husband and wife!

Although it’s unlikely Pope Francis will be riding on a float in a gay pride parade any time soon.

Whitefox_AvatarRay: It was Augustine (read the confessions of Augustine), the first leader in the Roman Catholic Church who decided to be celebate for the remainder of his life. This was after he lived a life of debauchery. Every prostitute knew him well prior to this decision. He decided just like Mr. Weiner of the USA that he now was going to turn over a new leaf and proof of that would be total abstinence from fornication for the rest of his life. He took it one step further. He would not marry.

Marriage is the one thing that permits sexual enactment between consenting husband and wife to be enjoyed without it being labelled as the sin of fornication. Fornication includes other sins outside of marriage including Adultery, Homosexuality, Beastiality and Incest which also includes Paedophila. Anything that the Bible classifies as a perversion from Gods ordained boundaries of sexual intimacy.

Jesus was clear that even the perverted thought life is sin. He said that to even look on a woman with lust is equivalent to committing adultery with her in his heart. So the Bible is very clear that not only must the physical life be “chaste” from sin but the thought life must also be chaste from sin.

Pope Benedict was correct in saying that homosexuals should be banned from the ministry in 1985 as the vast majority of paedophile cases in the Roman Catholic churches were cases where the abuser was a person who also identified themselves with the sin of Sodomy (Homosexuality). It was a wakeup call within Roman Catholicism that you cannot condone any form of fornication in positions of leadership in the church. Scripture is very clear on this matter that God detests fornication in all its forms.  That would include premarital sex. I emphasise this for those that wish to point the finger only at gays for their sin. Realize that the vast majority of society does not meet the mark that is required to be a leader in the church. It is not just the gays that fail to meet the mark. So don’t single them out only as if you have a form of righteousness that is acceptable to God that exceeds theirs.  However at the same time there cannot be a category of fornication that is given the green light. All sexual perversion is fornication in Gods eyes and is unacceptable to Him in positions of leadership in the Church.

1 Corinthians 5 – 1 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named amongst the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife. 2  And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you….(PAUL GOES ON IN THE PASSAGE TO REPREMAND THEM FOR ALLOWING THIS FORNICATION IN THE CHURCH.)

The Bible gives a remedy for fornication as follows:

1 Cor. 7 – 2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife (Gk:gunay, woman), and let every woman have her own husband. 3  Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. 4 The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. 5 Defraud you not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer, and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

The bible is clear that acting out Sodomy is an abomination. I mention this because some may say that I have failed to prove that Sodomy is one of the fornications spoken out against in the Bible. It is clearly spoken out against.

Numbers 20 – 13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination:

To avoid fornication by the priests in the Roman Catholic church they should obey the scriptural remedy for this which is to let every priest have his own wife (They are men after all). It specifically does not say that a priest should have a man. The Greek word gunay means woman but it is translated as wife in the English Bibles because it is understood to mean a woman that they are married to as opposed to an unmarried woman that every man is to have. You get that from the other scriptures and including further in this passage. A pope should issue an edict that the priests are free to marry a woman. This would put them in obedience with scripture on this point.

God is a God of change. He wants to change our lives. We have to be willing to be changed. Repentance is coming to God and admitting that we have failed to meet his holy standard of righteousness. We have missed the mark. The Bible is very clear that all of us have missed the mark. If you’ve ever stolen anything or lied you have missed the mark.

The Bible says,

Romans 3 – 23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

It also says,

Romans 6 – 23a For the wages of sin is death. (Spiritual separation from God).

All of us are dead in our sins.

Romans 6 – 23b But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

That gift is freely available but we must be willing to turn from our sins and turn toward Christ to ask for His forgiveness and His regeneration of our lives to make us into the kind of people that God wants us to be. Repentance means turning from self and turning toward God.

A person who does this may still be tempted occasionally by their old lifestyle. They must fight this. Just as Augustine did. In his case for him it involved celibacy but this was a personal conviction on his part that ought not to have been forced on the Roman Catholic Church leaders after him. The Bible presents the need for Christians to seek continual cleansing of sin in their thought lives and in their physical lives.

1 John 1 – 9 If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Cleansing is needed on an ongoing basis. If you have a desire to steal or lie. Keep praying about it and God will lessen this tendency for you. The same with any of the sins of fornication. However you will never be perfect as God is. You still have a need to have the perfection of Christ to be imputed to you and for your imperfection to be imputed to Christ. This is something you can pray for and receive if you will put your trust in Christ to do it for you. But you have to approach God with the willingness to turn from your sins towards Christ.

1 John 4 – 10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (The word propitiation means substitute. His perfection is given to us to give us a free pass before God who no longer sees our sin but the perfection of Christ in us. It is our ticket to heaven that is being offered.)

A new relationship begins in us when we receive the propitiation of Christ and he begins to change our lives. Don’t let anyone tell you that a sin cannot be changed in your life. God can accomplish what psychiatrists and physicians cannot accomplish in your life.

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The Pope said many Christians were persecuted for their faith

According to a Reuters news source the Pope recently said over 800 Italians were killed in the 15th century for not converting to Islam and as well many Christians were also persecuted!

Pope Francis is also concerned about Christians in other parts of the world especially the middle east.

Finally to see where the pope stands on the abortion issue, he threw his full support with an organization promoting legal protection for embryos.

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United Kingdom Woman wins case over removal of Crucifix!

According to a recent article in the Toronto Star Jan 10,2013, the top court in Europe ruled that there was discrimination against a former employee of British Airways by making her remove her crucifix during work.

The British Airways employee Nadia Eweida, was sent home in November 2006 for refusing to remove a small silver crucifix that at the time was against company rules that forbids employees from wearing religious symbols on the job.

Eventually British Airways changed their policy in this regard, and Nadia returned to work but she continued to seek compensation for lost wages during that time as well as suits regarding religious discrimination.

According to the courts they claimed that British Airways exercised their right also to protect a certain corporate image. but Ms, Eweida’s cross was discreet and didn’t detract from her professional appearance.

After the verdict was handed down Ms. Eweida exclaimed, ”Thank You Jesus” after the highest court in Europe handed down the verdict.

No word yet if Ms. Eweida is carrying on with the lawsuit to British Airways.

Upon the decision Europe’s top court said the ”Religious Freedom is aright, but not an absolute One”jesusIs Religion On the Way Out Or facing a Revival?

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Can We Know The Real Birth Date of Jesus?

851d0e812c8bfb4572e964c1233a50c7Brad: According to this article the author apparently can narrow down the birth of Jesus

Can We Know When Jesus was Born?

Perhaps we cannot be absolutely sure, but there are some clues which give us an opportunity to make an educated guess.

Jesus was born in Bethlehem because Caesar Augustus had ordered a census in connection with his Silver Jubilee which would be celebrated in 2 B.C. People were ordered to register in their own city so Joseph traveled to Bethlehem because he was of the house of David. These registrations were generally ordered in the fall when the weather was fair.

Now notice these Scriptures, “The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.” (Psalm 19:1-2)

A Psalm of David who as a young lad gazed upon the stars each night as he watched over his father’s sheep. David meditated on all that he saw and concluded that the heavens tell of the glory of God and that knowledge is revealed in them night to night.

“The heavens declare His righteousness, and all the peoples have seen His glory.” (Psalm 97:6)This could mean also that the heavens declare His righteous One and all peoples see His glory in the heavens.

“He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them.” (Psalm 147:4)Here we see that God knows each star and has a name for each one of them.

There is Scriptural evidence that many, perhaps all constellations were known by name during ancient Bible times. God asked Job –“Can you bind the chains of PLEIADES, or loose the cords of ORION? Can you lead forth a constellation in its season, and guide the BEAR with her satellites?” (Job 38:31-32)

 The second half of Revelation 11 we see that the Seventh Angel sounded the

Seventh Trumpet which signifies the coming of the Lord.

Now notice what took place in Chapter 12 immediately following that blast –“A great SIGN appeared in HEAVEN; a WOMAN clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; and she was with child; and she cried out, being in labor and in pain to give birth.”

Now this sign in heaven certainly represents the virgin Mary and also natural Israel and later spiritual Israel. (the Church)

On September 11, 3 B.C. the constellation Virgo (the virgin) appeared in Israel clothed with the sun and the moon at her feet from 6:18 pm to 7:39 pm. This happened to occur at the beginning of the Feast of Trumpets which is on the 1st day of the 7th month on the Hebrew calendar

The priests were commanded to sound the horn on the 1st day of every month so the Feast of Trumpets begins with the seventh trump of the year. As the sun was in Virgo and the moon at her feet the priests were sounding the trumpets throughout the land. Since it is reasonable to believe that Jesus was born in the fall then it is possible that the sign which appeared and the star which the Magi followed was Virgo, the virgin. If this is correct then we could see that Jesus may have been born between 6:18 and 7:39 on the Feast of Trumpets, September 11th, 3 B.C.

The annual Holy Day Festivals of God (Leviticus 23) picture God’s plan of salvation. They are held in three seasons, spring, summer and fall. On the 14th day of the 1st month (spring) is thePassover. Paul tells us that Jesus Christ is our “Passover” (Lamb/sacrifice) – 1 Corinthians 5

This is immediately followed by the seven days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. After we receive Jesus as our “passover” we are “unleavened”, meaning we are without sin. Seven days is a number of completion or perfection. We are to keep ourselves “unleavened” and walk uprightly before the Lord the rest of our life. The Passover and Unleavened Bread is a harvest festival, the barley harvest which represents all the faithful from Abel to those yet to receive Christ. The barley harvest represents a harvest of souls, the church, spiritual Israel.

The next feast day is Pentecost which represents the eventual salvation of natural Israel. This is depicted by two leavened loaves which are symbols of the house of Israel (ten lost tribes) and the house of Judah (Jews and Benjamin). This festival is connected to the wheat harvest, so the wheat represents natural Israel. The date for Pentecost is counted from the weekly Sabbath during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Fifty days are counted which is why Pentecost always falls on Sunday.

Then come the fall Festivals of the Lord. These are in connection with the harvest of the fruit and vine and represent the harvest and salvation of souls during and after the Millennial reign of Jesus.

The first is the Feast of Trumpets representing the coming of the Lord. This is why a Jesus birth on this day would be so significant. Primarily, it looks to the second coming of the Lord in all His might and glory and in great wrath toward the lawless and ungodly. Trumpets is on the 1st day of the seventh month (Hebrew calendar)

Exactly 10 days later is the Day of Atonement, a fast day when the High Priest of Israel would enter into the Holy of Holies, into the very presence of the Almighty and offer blood for the sins of the people.

It pictures the time after the return of Jesus when the survivors of the Great Tribulation will become at one with God. In means reconciliation. It also pictures the time when Satan (the Azazel goat of Leviticus 16) is put away. Revelation 20 tells us that Satan will be bound for a thousand years at the return of Jesus.

Then 5 days later on the 15th day of the seventh month begins the seven days of the Feast of Tabernacles. This pictures the millennial reign of Jesus.

On the eighth day there is actually a separate Festival called theLast Great Day. This pictures the Great White Throne Judgment. After the Millennial reign of Jesus Satan will be loosed for a little while to tempt the nations and then be cast into the Lake of Fire to be destroyed. Immediately following this all the graves will open and the great and small will come forth.

These are people who never knew God or had a chance to know the salvation of the Lord. Revelation 20 says that the books (of the Bible) will be opened to their understanding and they will eventually be judged by how they yield to God’s Word.

Conclusion:I believe it is reasonable to consider that since God had Jesus, our Passover Lamb sacrificed on the very day of Passover in 31 A.D., that He also planned the birth of Jesus on Trumpets the Feast connected to the coming of the Lord.

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Is this the real origin of Christmas?

BradSnell_IconBrad: Some people call it a ”Conspiracy of Christmas”, or does it go back in time to Pagan rituals? The Christmas Tree is it a tradition or a symbol of paganism?

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Boy and Girl Scouts Of Britain soon to welcome Atheists

851d0e812c8bfb4572e964c1233a50c7Brad: In a recent article in Metro news Dec 5,2012 atheists could be allowed to join Britain’s Boy and Girl Scouts!

According to the article, the Scout Association plans to draft an alternative oath specially for younger people with no references to God in the new reboy girl scoutsvised oath.

As well, younger people who do not have a faith are also welcome to join in this new revised oath especially geared to them.

The Scouts have offered versions referring to God to Muslim , Hindus, and other religions, but none so far to atheists.

According to Wayne Bulpitt ,the associations chief commissioner, he wanted the memberships opinion on this new revised oath, to keep them up to date with worldly views as well as to encourage memberships.

”However throughout their 105 year history the scouts continue to evolve so they will remain relevant to communities across the United Kingdom” quoted by Wayne Bulpitt.

Mr. Bulpitt also states they are a value based movement and religion will remain a key value!

Seems to this writer, how can the Scouts still have religion as a key value of the organization, when they welcome people who actually believe in nothing of religious value?cross

One thing though Mr Bulpitt states is that he plans to keep the oath to the queen

In this writers opinion ,the Scouts seem to throw out all of there values and ethics over their 105 year history for the sake of new members, members who will disband the organization because of their belief in nothing!

01ff5b7Ray: I was a scout earlier along my journey of life. When I was, there was little evidence of true Christianity in the organization. Although we did meet in an Anglican Church. The leaders cursed, drank, smoked and were not church attenders for the most part. There was no restriction on joining as evidenced by the leaders themselves. I imagine the oath to the queen and to God were performed without belief by many. The organization was originally started by the Anglican Church and always intended for atheists and others to join but it intended to influence them by befriending them in the name of Christ. And Atheists and the like were never turned away. (The oaths of allegiance were uttered by the atheists in those days when they were less militant against the organization and society in general.)

This is the fate of many Christian formed organizations which actually had there start as an attempt to encourage Christian friendships. However many of them downplayed their purpose so much that Christ was pretty much never mentioned. The Bible calls it putting your light under a bushel. What good is it if no one sees it?

Another such organization which succumbed was the Young Mans Christian Organization (YMCA). Today it is secular. It long ago gave up on basing its code of ethics on what would be called “Godly Morals”. The same will happen to the Boy Scouts. It already has happened on occasion as evidenced by the cases of child abuse reported.

As a side note the word in Noah Websters dictionary “MORALS” at one time gave the definition “pertaining to Godliness”.  That was expunged a hundred years ago when Merriam took over the dictionary. It might interest you to know that the Websters dictionary was written as an after thought by Noah in order to accompany the Websters Bible that he laboured many years prior to produce. The Webster Bible has since  disappeared but the now corrupted dictionary remains.

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Did Jesus have a Wife?

Brad: According to a recent article in the Toronto Star Sept 20,2012 a Harvard Scholar discovered a fourth century fragment of papyrus providing possibly evidence that Jesus might have had a wife!

The text written in Coptic and then translated from a second Greek text, contains dialogue in which Jesus gives reference to having a wife whom he identifies as Mary.

Christian tradition has long believed that Jesus was unmarried. The Harvard scholar claims that there is no real evidence to support that theory. A professor of Coptology who reviewed the 2006 discovery of the Gospel Of Judas says the text accurately quotes Jesus as saying ”My Wife”.

ImageBut one is to  question whether the document actually is authentic according to Stephen Emmel who is a professor at the University of Muenster.

There are various opinions about these discoveries of course, and it is the first case upon discovery of the papyrus document that have Christians claiming that Jesus did in fact have a wife.

It must be noted that upon this discovery that Jesus was married or had a female disciple it could have a ripple effect during the current debates over the role of women in the church!

Ray: This is a fallacy. The giveaway is the fact that it is fourth century information. In the fourth century there were over 50 extra non-canon scriptures written by enemies of Christianity that wished to invent non-truths in order to disprove the truth of the Word of God. The New Testament is a collection of writings by eye witnesses to the events or close to eye witnesses from the first century not the fourth century. What you have here is a classic “Skeptic quoting from Skeptic reasoning here. Circular reasoning in other words.” Because someone from the fourth century did not believe the claims made in the first century they wrote extra ficticious gospels such as the gospel of Judas, gospel of Mary Magdeline and the gospel of Barnubus as works of fiction in an attempt to counter the truth of the eyewitness accounts which were widely circulated four centuries earlier. The people who did this are known as gnostics. The worst gnostic example we have today is the religion of Mohammed wherein a gnostic falicious document was written in the sixth century which contradicts the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. And sadly there is a large following of non-believers in Christ as Messiah and the son of God today which we call Muslims.

As interesting as fallicious and circular arguments are that are based on imaginations of people who lived four centuries after the time of Jesus we should pay attention to the truth of the facts that were reported by the Eyewitness who wrote the Bible and ignore these imposters and all the Skeptics today that would rather follow imposters.

Luke 1 – 1 SINCE many have taken in hand to set out in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, 2 even as the ones who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the Word, delivered them unto us; (SKJV)

2 Peter 1 – 16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables (Gk:mythos), when we revealed to you the power and coming of our LORD Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. 17 For He received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to Him from the excellent glory, “THIS IS MY BELOVED SON, IN WHOM I AM WELL PLEASED.” (SKJV)

Fragments of the New Testament have been found which date to the early 2nd century and some into the first century, which verify that these statements about being eyewitness are viable statements, whereas evidence for the ficticious deuterocanonical gospels of the gnostics cannot be found prior to the fourth century.

I have no doubt that this fallicious gospel makes the claim that it does but it is a late claimant to have an opinion about it as it was written many centuries after the fact.

Also you might notice the professor is a professor of Coptology. Coptic Christianity is prevalent in Egypt. The false gospels were written in Alexandria Egypt.  Another clue is that this false gospel was written on papyrus, the writing method of Egyptians. If you want to follow true Christianity you will base your knowledge from Bible lands. The writings of the Bible from these lands are on parchment (leather). The First Christian missionaries were sent out from Antioch and a second Antioch was the first non-jewish location that received the gospel. It is located near Istanbul. Istanbul is the place were early church historian Eusebius said the original copies of the New Testament Scriptures were kept.  (Not Alexandria Egypt). The Bible warns heavily against Egypt. It asks can anything good come out of Egypt?

Jesus did have woman disciples but not apostles. We are all called to be disciples of Christ both men and women. However Christ did do much to advance the cause of women. Women are created equal to men however the Bible is very clear that women have differing roles than men, including they are not allowed to teach men in religious instruction.

1 Timothy 2 – 11 Let the woman learn in quietness with all subjection. 12 But I do not allow a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in quietness. 13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. (SKJV)

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Canada and World growing less religious

851d0e812c8bfb4572e964c1233a50c7Brad: According to the 24 hour newspaper August 10,2012 Canada has experienced a 12% drop in the number of people who claim they are religious!

During these troubled times from 2005 there was a sharp rise is atheism which rose 3% which explains peoples vision of their own said religion values.

According to the article China has the largest population of atheists over 47% while Ghana has the largest percentage who call themselves as followers of religious doctrine over 97%.

The study also found out that religion declines when people prosper a very strange analogy to say the least!

The conclusion from this study was that the richer you are the less religious you really are!

The study was conducted from Nov 2011-Jan. 2012 with a 3-5% margin of error and seems from this survey the more richer you become the less your core values in religion are!

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Where Have All The People Gone?

”Because we are so liberal we have a hard time selling ourselves”, Retired United Church minister David Ewart

According to a Metro news article Aug 10,2012 Canada is one of the many countries facing a vast decline in religion.

According to the ”Global Index of Religion and Atheism”, 59% of people polled think of themselves as having religious values.23% not and 13% consider themselves as atheists!

China has the largest population of atheists and Ghana has the largest amount of people who consider themselves of religious value at 96%.

In their study, the findings indicated that religion declines where people tend to prosper which in this day and age is hard to come by prosperity.’

People in the low end income are over 17% religious that those in the top wage earners , therefore according to these numbers, the more money you make the less religious you really are!

Canada has saw a 12%drop in the number of people who claim they have religious values and the church must address these concerns among others to stay open in the next few years!

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