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Archive for March 10th, 2009

yeah, I do want to see this.

did you catch it? Tommy Lee Jones started on the offensive line for the ’68 Harvard team . . . and roomed with Al Gore.

I gotta see this.

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I believe in me

“More than ever before, people are just making up their own stories of who they are. They say, ‘I’m everything. I’m nothing. I believe in myself,’ ”
Barry Kosmin, co-author of the new American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS).

Kosmin goes on to say that “Today, religion has become more like a fashion statement, not a deep personal commitment for many.”

Other interesting findings:

15% of Americans claim no religion at all.

The percentage of the population claiming to be baptist has dropped almost 4% since 1990.

The percentage of Muslims, while still slim, has doubled, from 0.3% to 0.6% of the population (though analysts suggest those numbers significantly undercount the adherents to Islam).

Oh, and nearly 2.8 million people now identify with Wiccan, pagan or “Spiritualist” groups.

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