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Miscellaneous => Evolution(?) => Topic started by: coachsparky on January 07, 2014, 08:49:17 PM

Title: Gretchen Carlson mistakes atheists for Satanists
Post by: coachsparky on January 07, 2014, 08:49:17 PM
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/07/gretchen-carlson-mistakes-atheists-for-satanists/

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“So you don’t have a problem with that being up there,” Carlson pressed, before Rabbi Shumley Boteach interrupted.

“This is a democracy,” Boteach told Silverman. “How many people are Satanists versus believers in God?”

“This is a constitutional republic,” Silverman retorted. When Boteach accused him of not believing in democracy, Silverman shot back, “Do you know what a democracy is?”

“If modern atheism has been reduced to this level of intellectual debate, no wonder why atheism is receding,” Boteach said later.

“First of all, this is not atheism, this is Satanism,” Silverman responded, before Carlson cut him off.

Contrary to Boteach’s claim, however, Religion News Service reported in 2012 that the number of Americans identifying as atheists had increased from 1 percent to 5 percent, while the number of Americans who described themselves as “religious” dropped from 73 percent to 60 percent.