Thursday, September 07, 2006

NBC Poll

NBC POLL

Do you believe in God?

NBC this morning had a poll on this question. They had the highest
Number of responses that they have ever had for one of their polls, and the
Percentage was the same as this:


86% to keep the words, IN God We Trust and God in the Pledge of Allegiance
14% against.

That is a pretty 'commanding' public response.

Now it is your turn ... It is said that 86% of Americans believe in God.
Therefore, I have a very hard time understanding why there is such
A mess about having "In God We Trust" on our money and having
God in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Why is the world catering to this 14%?

10 Comments:

Blogger mysti said...

I dont get it either. One would think that most of the country would stand up and fight this. We all will be sorry if we do not that is for sure. We take God out of our Country, we will all be sorry. Common sense in my opinion. If we are ashamed to stand up for God, why would we believe he will stand up for us and protect us?

I just do not understand.

6:59 PM  
Blogger Badbeans said...

It's a very simple concept of human nature. Those who are content have no reason to speak out about a subject. Or, in other words, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Squeaky wheels are usually a minority.

This is why my belief is that the vast majority of the population is conservative by nature, and most just want to be left alone and wish to treat others as they want to be treated.

A simple example of this happened just today at work. We have an annual company picnic that is very family oriented. All sorts of activities for children, food, bingo, and door prizes are at the picnic every year. My children look forward each year to our annual picnic.

For some years, some of the employees have murmured that the picnic is no fun for them (since their children are grown), and attendance has slipped. So HR put out a poll, giving several options for alternatives to the picnic. The picnic was one of the options, and the picnic won out over all other options given.

News polls are suspect, since most are skewed by the area that it is given in or the way that questions are worded. But the reality is that the reason why so many things are at issue today is because of a few people screaming, and politicians misreading because of the lack of counter-screaming.

1:11 PM  
Blogger Wadical said...

I agree with Beans. "Squeaky Wheels" are ALWAYS minorities. Not only that....they are minorities who do not wish to assimilate into our society.

Everyone wants to be a victim. Everyone wants to be coddled to. So they piss and moan about some word in some phrase in some pledge or some motto. They cry about some government observance of a holiday celebrated by an overwhelming majority of Americans. They aren't happy unless there is conflict and animosity...so they drum it up.

It's easier to organize a group of 5000 people in a city to protest some trifle thing that they CHOOSE to find offensive. It's damned near impossible, however, to organize the 500,000 people in that city who disagree with them to even speak much less speak loudly. So who gets a microphone shoved in their face?...the 5000. Who gets their message out?...the 5000. Who do the politicians listen to because they're the only ones talking?..the 5000. Who loses?...the majority. It's as much the medias fault as anyone elses. Because the media thrives on ratings. People will watch if there's a controversy...a scandal...some dirty laundry. It's sad but it's true. I'm as guilty as anyone else of feeding the media by listening to them and reading them as anyone else.

So it is inevitable that because we live in virtual comfort, we don't want to be bothered with the trivial or the minutia that these minorities are griping about. So we go home and eat dinner and take our fat comfortable butts to bed and sleep on it.

Maybe we've just gotten too fat on our American Apple Pie that we're sluggards. Slow to move and slow to act...sleepy and difficult to arouse.

10:04 PM  
Blogger mysti said...

Just thought I would let you know that you are missed. (((Aunt D))) I hope you are doing well.

Blessings.

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am confused. "In God We Trust" in not in the Pledge of Allegiance, at least not the one I learned in school. (Yes, a publicly funded American school.) It says "One Nation Under God" which we are now, always have been, and always shall be or we will no longer continue to share the bountiful blessings we enjoy in the U.S. And yes, In God I do trust. If we allow those 14% to take it off our currency, the rest of us should just write it on there ourselves.

10:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

keep God in our country forever

8:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take a look at your 10 Commandments... does it not say "Thou shalt have no other gods before
me." The pledge of allegiance clearly places the American flag and the American country before God... it is the worst kind of idolatry.... any Christian should oppose it upon purely religious grounds, a violation of the first commandment, not to mention the first amendment to the constitution.

10:31 PM  
Blogger Jon said...

I think you can keep god in the country and keep out of the Pledge. The founders of this country had no intention to pledge to god, this was added after WWII as a anti-communism movement. The times have changed, and we should all be able to live free. Removing god from the pledge (and money for that matter) doesn't hurt anyone (you can say it silently to yourself, go home and pray about it) but for those that want their children to not be exposed to that, it does hurt those people.
Mahatma Ghandi said, "A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." How do we treat our minorities? We rub our religion in their faces, and then we get on the internet and call them whiny babies.
I'm sure that god is really proud of your behavior.
Don't believe me though
Matthew 25:40

not anonymous :Jonathan Talcott

7:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great discussion on a fake message. NBC never asked if people believe in god.

8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The elementary schools use quarters to teach with. However, they copy the quarter, expand them and delete "In God We Trust". I did not allow my child to complete that particular homework assignment. I also took it upon myself as a God-fearing mom to explain why. Also, my child brought home a picture of the flag and the pledge, which had to be completely memorized. I explained to MY child that we worship no flag. And if anything is to be memorized, it will be The Lord's Prayer. In my opinion, if each and every one of us would read and live by the Bible, there would be less stress, less violence, less rapes, child abductions, murders, etc. 86% is an extremely high number. Why doesn't society mirror that number with it's actions?

6:07 AM  

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