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Poll: Catholics view fundamentalists less favorably
American Catholics look more favorably on Muslims and Mormons than they do on fundamentalist Christians, according to a new poll on political, cultural and moral trends in Catholic life.
A nationwide phone survey of 1,508 Roman Catholics found 56% had a favorable impression of Islam. Similar majorities had a favorable view of Mormons (54%), Buddhists (57%) and Hindus (54%), but only 46% of Catholics had a favorable view of fundamentalist Christians. The Oct. 25-Nov. 1 survey by Le Moyne College of Syracuse, N.Y., and Zogby International of Utica, N.Y., had a margin of error of less than +/-3 percentage points.
The survey's results may reflect, in part, its timing. It was done after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and during the U.S. bombing campaign in Afghanistan. In the poll, 58% of Catholics surveyed agreed that "fundamentalist Christians tend to be religious fanatics," and 50% called them...
"Man's corruption of Jesus' doctrine", Joshua? Okay, prove to me which Fundamentalist sect has the uncorrupted doctrine of Jesus. Violence? Well, are you so sure the "scripture alone" camps are free from the blood of Catholics? Take a look at that history you're talking about and discuss both sides of the issue.
You would think history would speak for itself about man's corruption of Jesus' doctrine, the hatred and violence the majority has for people who cleave to the teachings of the Bible. I guess it goes to show that darkness still covers the earth and gross darkness the people. How can darkness walk with light? Jesus will seperate the sheep from the goats. Finally, if you have to help your God to save you, he must be pretty small(Grace not works). Joint-heir of the adoption. joshuajohn
Religious fanatics? As a fundamentalist I am a Jesus fanatic....religion causes wars and intolerance not the Lord Jesus Christ. No one ever picked up a gun to kill in the name of Jesus and was justified in their intent. It is also my view that the situation in Northern Ireland is due to "historical imperial injustice" and "religious? politicians", not Christianity.