Gallup: Liberals, Democrats, Grad Students, Easterners More Likely to be Atheists
When the Founding Fathers declared America‚Äôs independence from Great Britain, they founded the United States with a declaration that all men are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights.
Two hundred and thirty-five years later, according to a new Gallup poll, the vast majority of Americans continue to believe in God. But self-identified liberals, Democrats, Independents, people with post-graduate educations, and Easterners are less likely to say they believe in God than conservatives, Republicans, people without post-graduate educations and Americans from the South, West and Midwest....
1 Corinthians 1 26 For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; 27 but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, 28 and the base things of the world and the despised, God has chosen, the things that are not, that He might nullify the things that are, 29 that no man should boast before God. 30 But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, 31 that, just as it is written, "LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD."---NASB
An atheist says definitively there is no God; an agnostic says they don't know if there is a God, but if there is, we can't prove it. Now a "professing" atheist believes that everything developes randomly without the help of a designer (macro evolution), which would include the way their brain processes things. If someone says they are an atheist, then by their own definition they can't say there is no God since their brains are still developing. Progressive truth must by its own definition always be progressing, therefore it can never be absolute and final. Besides how do they know my thought process isn't more highly developed than theirs? Now unless they want to say they know and understand all mysteries, which isn't likely, then they really can't say they are atheists, since they can't really say definitively there is not God? Just ask one how they can know that for sure and they will quickly turn the question back on you.