More reasons to be frightened of America if you’re me. Which you’re not. Maybe you don’t have anything to worry about.
Most Americans do not accept the theory of evolution. Instead, 51 percent of Americans say God created humans in their present form, and another three in 10 say that while humans evolved, God guided the process. Just 15 percent say humans evolved, and that God was not involved.
Even with margin of error this is a frighteningly high percentage. It reminds me yet again what I keep reminding many people I know: we are the minority. That a higher percentage think it’s possible to believe in both God and evolution is little comfort, but I’ll take it where I can get it.
Still, most Americans think it is possible to believe in both God and evolution. Sixty-seven percent say this is possible, while 29 percent disagree. Most demographic groups say it is possible to believe in both God and evolution, but just over half of white evangelical Christians say it is not possible.
So as a clear ideological minority in this country, can I get various financial aid packages to build a city somewhere and invite the few others like me to escape?
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7 Responses to “I’m an Evolutionary Minority”
- NHK says (October 25th, 2005 at 09:57:52 )
I feel so much better now.
I’m only 85% embarrassed for my country of current residence.
- Anonymous says (October 25th, 2005 at 10:12:21 )
I can also answer your question: No.
You are not a favored minority. Generally, only minority groups that genuinely *scare* U.S. politicians get any sort of recognition, proper civil rights, or government money. Trust me on this one.
You just annoy the majority; for that you get nothing. But you are invited to my level of Hell. I’ll make sure Satan puts you on the guest list. I know it’s not much, but…anyway, how many people will you be bringing? +1,2,3?
Guess what? I’m going to a *baptism* this Saturday before I head of to a black tie benefit. My question is this: If I burst into flame (quite likely) upon crossing the threshold of St. Pauls, who gets my drink tickets?
- dugh daren says (October 26th, 2005 at 00:50:30 )
I can only get favored minority status if I scare the politicians? Hmmm… Aside from violence, does anyone have good ideas on how to accomplish this?
NHK, don’t feel too embarrassed; to be embarrassed means you have someone to feel embarrassed towards. Europe? Canada? China?
For the other commentor (I have a guess as to who you are), I’ll be bringing (300,000,000*0.15) people apparently. Can you make room?
- NHK says (October 26th, 2005 at 06:51:07 )
There is no other commentator.
I just felt the need to ramble after my initial comment.
- dugh daren says (October 26th, 2005 at 07:29:51 )
My comment still stands!
- NHK says (October 30th, 2005 at 00:17:58 )
Yes, I will make room in Hell for as many people as you need me to; however, please try and be selective as *not* everyone will be admitted to the VIP areas.
300,000,000*0.15 people=a lot of sad faces on the wrong side of the velvet rope.
- dugh daren says (October 30th, 2005 at 00:36:27 )
A huge party!
Somehow, NHK, your comments are reminding me of an old Morrissey song, There is a place reserved for me in hell, for me and my friends…