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73% of American atheists don’t believe in God

Yes, that’s how devout Americans are. Even a bunch of our atheists believe in God.

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  1. God and universal spirit are not the same thing…one involves transcendent identity and the other does not…these are differences of kind…an atheist could believe in the former without believing in the latter…only a survey methodologist would confuse that difference as belonging in the same category…I’m surprised at you David…

  2. Larry, I’m still not getting it. Atheism = belief that G-d does not exist. You’re saying an atheist could believe in G-d but not a transcendent spirit? Sounds to me like a vegetarian who eats meat.

  3. The fine print at the bottom of the page has the text of the question, which begins “Do you believe in God or a universal spirit?”

    (Someone once asked the late Carl Sagan “do you believe in God?” “What do you mean by ‘God’?” Sagan responded. “Well, something that’s stronger than us and exists throughout the universe.” “Well, gravity is stronger than us and exists throughout the universe, but I don’t think that’s what you mean…”)

  4. Got it, Larry. Thank you, Seth.

    And thank you, Gravity, for holding us all together.

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