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Religious Polls from Yesteryear

Postby Bruce Gourley » Sun Aug 15, 2004 7:54 pm

In the spirit of the recent discussions on public opinion polls, I offer the following religious polls from yesterday. I leave it to the reader to interpret what they might mean.

From the Early First Century
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99% of conservative religious leaders criticize Jesus for befriending sinners
98% of conservative religious leaders are outraged that Jesus claims that prostitutes will get to heaven before they do
91% of conservative religious leaders think Jesus is Satan
89% of Prostitutes love Jesus
72% of conservative religious leaders want Jesus dead
64% of liberals criticize Jesus for not healing all the sick and supporting all the poor in Palestine
2% of conservative religious leaders admit that they hope prostitutes are in heaven when they get there

From 17th Century Colonial America
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99% of Church State leaders believe consider themselves morally correct
94% of Church State leaders believe Baptists are liberal heretics
86% of Puritans believe it is God's will that the Indians be slaughtered
83% of Baptists don't trust Church State governments and leaders

From early 18th Century America
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61% of Calvinists agree with John Gill that it is an insult to preach the Gospel to the lost

From the mid-18th Century American South
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24% of Baptist churches in the South have eldresses and deaconesses

From Revolutionary Era Virginia
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51% of Baptist ministers persecuted by Christian government officials

From 1780s America
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95% of foreign leaders shocked that the new American nation does not base its Constitution on God, accuse America of being an atheist nation

From the mid-19th Century American South
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85% of Southern Baptists believe anti-slavery views are liberal and unbiblical
74% of Southern Baptists believe the Black race is cursed by God

From late 19th Century America
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71% of Baptists insist that Baptists originated with John the Baptist

From 1930s Germany
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67% of German Christians support the Nazi Party

From 1960s America
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97% of Southern Baptists believe dancing is a sin
77% of Southern Baptists believe playing cards is a sin
73% of Southern Baptists believe fishing on Sunday is a sin
61% of Southern Baptists believe Elvis is the devil

From 21st Century America
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62% of fundamentalists would vote for Elvis before they would vote for a Democrat

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Postby Hal Eaton » Mon Aug 16, 2004 10:01 am

As the old song says, "Thank heaven for little Gourleys!"
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Postby bobfrgsn » Mon Aug 16, 2004 1:11 pm

Hal Eaton wrote:As the old song says, "Thank heaven for little Gourleys!"


Or as Arnold S might put it: "Little Gourleymen!"
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Postby Bruce Gourley » Mon Aug 16, 2004 1:18 pm

Hal Eaton wrote:As the old song says, "Thank heaven for little Gourleys!"


BobF wrote:Or as Arnold S might put it: "Little Gourleymen!"


All right, I am going to have to admit that I am utterly clueless as to what you two are talking about :?: :?
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Postby William Thornton » Mon Aug 16, 2004 2:00 pm

Bruce G wrote:
Hal Eaton wrote:As the old song says, "Thank heaven for little Gourleys!"


BobF wrote:Or as Arnold S might put it: "Little Gourleymen!"


All right, I am going to have to admit that I am utterly clueless as to what you two are talking about :?: :?


wm: Classic PhD mindset in the works here???...can leap tall buildings but not tie his own shoes? :wink:

Famous song by lecherous Frenchman: "Thank Heaven for Little Girls"
Recent gaffe by Schwarznegger had him referring to some as "girliemen" (sissies?, some Austrian reference, I guess)

To re-establish your credentials: Who won the world series last year?
What is happening in Greece right now? What famous Georgian from Macon is called the 'Godfather of Soul' and who also has been jailed for to beating his wife?
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Postby Bruce Gourley » Mon Aug 16, 2004 2:07 pm

William wrote:
Bruce G wrote:
Hal Eaton wrote:As the old song says, "Thank heaven for little Gourleys!"


BobF wrote:Or as Arnold S might put it: "Little Gourleymen!"


All right, I am going to have to admit that I am utterly clueless as to what you two are talking about :?: :?


wm: Classic PhD mindset in the works here???...can leap tall buildings but not tie his own shoes? :wink:

Famous song by lecherous Frenchman: "Thank Heaven for Little Girls"
Recent gaffe by Schwarznegger had him referring to some as "girliemen" (sissies?, some Austrian reference, I guess)

To re-establish your credentials: Who won the world series last year?
What is happening in Greece right now? What famous Georgian from Macon is called the 'Godfather of Soul' and who also has been jailed for to beating his wife?


OK. The famous song I've not heard of, but Schwartzies remark I do recall. Thanks for clueing me in ... and for giving me a second chance.

Let's see ...

1) Last year some team from Florida filleted some northerners.

2) Athens (Greece, not Georgia) is in the midst of drug busts. )Well, perhaps that happens in Athens, GA too ...)

3) Some Black ... no, Brown fellow is the Godfather of Sold ... er, Soul ... and has an affinity for "bars".
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Postby William Thornton » Mon Aug 16, 2004 2:14 pm

Bruce G wrote:
William wrote:
Bruce G wrote:
Hal Eaton wrote:As the old song says, "Thank heaven for little Gourleys!"


BobF wrote:Or as Arnold S might put it: "Little Gourleymen!"


All right, I am going to have to admit that I am utterly clueless as to what you two are talking about :?: :?


wm: Classic PhD mindset in the works here???...can leap tall buildings but not tie his own shoes? :wink:

Famous song by lecherous Frenchman: "Thank Heaven for Little Girls"
Recent gaffe by Schwarznegger had him referring to some as "girliemen" (sissies?, some Austrian reference, I guess)

To re-establish your credentials: Who won the world series last year?
What is happening in Greece right now? What famous Georgian from Macon is called the 'Godfather of Soul' and who also has been jailed for to beating his wife?


OK. The famous song I've not heard of, but Schwartzies remark I do recall. Thanks for clueing me in ... and for giving me a second chance.

Let's see ...

1) Last year some team from Florida filleted some northerners.

2) Athens (Greece, not Georgia) is in the midst of drug busts. )Well, perhaps that happens in Athens, GA too ...)

3) Some Black ... no, Brown fellow is the Godfather of Sold ... er, Soul ... and has an affinity for "bars".


wm: Congratulations on your return from the ivory tower to a GA red clay mud hut. [the drug busts in Athens was worthy of a spur]
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Postby Hal Eaton » Mon Aug 16, 2004 2:38 pm

Explanations are in order:

My comment, "Thank heaven for little Gourleys," was, I thought, a humorous accolade for Bruce's continuing valuable posts herein. And I think he can tie his own shoes.

Williams comment re the "lecherous Frenchman" hardly did justice to Maurice Chevalier's rendition of the song, a simple paean to a whole set of God's creatures.

I shoulda learnt my lesson: If you hafta explain 'em, don't tell 'em.
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Postby mlovell » Mon Aug 16, 2004 9:08 pm

For Bruce's edification :D here's a link to a page where you can click on the song title and hear Chevalier himself sing "Thank Heaven for Little Girls."

(Don't give up on the young folk, Hal. They haven't been around long enough to learn all the good stuff. Hasn't been that long since I made a passing reference to Bing Crosby and was asked by a gainfully employed adult college graduate who that was.)
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