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Unformatted text preview: Religion in the United States States Friday, November 8 Religion in the U.S. Around 80% of U.S. citizens are Christians Around 15% are nonreligious Around 15% Humanist Atheist Agnostic Spiritual So who are the other 5%? The top ten organized religions The Christianity (80%) Judaism (1%) Half a percent or less: Islam Buddhism Hinduism Unitarian Universalism Pagan Spiritualist Native American Baha’i Christianity Christianity Catholic (25%) Baptist (16%) Methodist (7%) Lutheran (5%) Presbyterian (3%) Pentecostal (2%) Episcopalian (2%) Fundamentalist and Liberal Christianity Christianity Fundamentalist Literal Truth of Bible Salvation through Christ Christ will return Desire to “save” others Acceptance of traditional beliefs Liberal Inspired Message of Bible Salvation through good deeds Non-Adventist Desire to improve world Acceptance of science Social Class and Religion Social Although Christians make up the majority of Although the population, they do not have the highest social class. Who does? social Jews*, followed by… Mormons & Episcopalians Protestants & Catholics Support for Weber? The middle class is the most religious *Are Jews a minority group according to the sociological definition of the term? Judaism, Christianity, Islam Judaism, Abrahamic Monotheistic Torah Jesus historical figure but not prophet Turn away converts 3 times Synagogue Saturday Abrahamic Monotheistic Bible Jesus messiah, son of God Work to convert others Church, chapel, cathedral Sunday Abrahamic Monotheistic Qur’an Jesus historical prophet before Muhammad Only Allah can convert someone Mosque Friday Paganism Paganism Some Pagans believe their religion is a revival of Some ancient practices, but others believe it is a new creation inspired by ancient practices (neopagan) creation Some pagan religions are revivals of older ones: Celtic (Druidism) http://www.keltria.org/ http://www.keltria.org/ Celtic Hellenic (Greek and Roman) http://www.hellenion.org/ http://www.hellenion.org/ Hellenic Germanic/Norse (Ásatrú) http://www.runestone.org/home.html http://www.runestone.org/home.html Germanic/Norse Wicca is the religion most people associate with Wicca witchcraft, but there is a difference… witchcraft, The Craft is loosely inspired by Wicca The is Wicca Wicca Wicca is monotheistic: Some Wiccans recognize a single Wicca supreme being, sometimes called "The All" or "The One." The supreme The Goddess and God are viewed as the female and male aspects of this single deity. Wicca is duotheistic: Wiccans often worship a female Wicca Goddess and a male God., often called the Lady and Lord. Wicca is polytheistic: Wiccans recognize the existence of many ancient Gods and Goddesses, including Pan, Diana, Dionysius, Fergus, etc. Wicca is atheistic: Some Wiccans view the God and Goddess as symbols, not living entities. Depending upon which definition of the term "Atheist" that you adopt, these Wiccans may be considered Atheists. may Wicca Wicca Generally believe in Male/Female balance and duality Nature as Divine Sex as natural Threefold Law (Law of Return) Wiccan Rede Wiccan ...
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