Posted by | January 8, 2017 07:19 | Filed under: Politics Religion

While lesser and lesser U.S. adults are identifying themselves as Christians in the past few decades, the trend is not reflected in people’s representatives. The 115th Congress has nearly the same percentage of Christians as the 87th Congress (1961 to 1962), which is the earliest for which comparable data is available, research by Pew Research Center…

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By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.

  • anothertoothpick
    • oldfart

      Why yes it does, but HIS eagle looks much more… cheerful (?)

  • Suzanne McFly

    Thomas Paine was pretty close to an Atheist, he believed in nature above anything else. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson believed in God but not the Virgin Birth, miracles or the Holy Trinity. These three men are more Patriotic than any of these greedy money grubbing, environment destroying, religious pandering slobs.

    • anothertoothpick
      • Suzanne McFly

        I was raised in the Catholic Church and I questioned it from the beginning. Any institution that doesn’t deem me equal to a man is one that I have a problem pledging allegiance to. I completely understand why Jefferson would want to pick apart the Bible and question the authors intentions. It shows he was a critical thinker, something our current “leader” severely lacks.

        • anothertoothpick

          I always wonder how Jefferson found all the time to do the things be he did.

          It’s like he never slept.

          • Suzanne McFly

            In the winters he probably didn’t sleep, too damn cold lol. We had great leaders once and PBO was definitely one of them. I hope we return to people like that again soon.

    • Dwendt44

      Our first five presidents were NOT christians, they were Deists. Lincoln wasn’t a christian either. There are rumors that another president was an agnostic but no real
      proof.

      • Suzanne McFly

        They hid it, we romanticize our leaders to have the attributes most of us would support at the time and we create this fictional character and write about them in our text books.

  • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

    Having all these superstitious people with so much power is just as depressing as having tRumpf in the Whitehouse.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fa95a168f0958e5a04095a6c938afefe296419c603168e79d20d220f4c679a38.jpg

  • Buford2k11

    It these folks were Christians, we wouldn’t have poverty, or homelessness, or starving kids…It is these “Christians” who are the main cause of the pain in this Nation…now, with Trump in the lead, they want to really cause the poor, downtrodden, sick, and starving to get less and less…they are not Christians by any means..

  • Larry Schmitt

    This country will never be truly free until the news that a candidate is atheist not only has no effect on his election, but that it isn’t even news.

  • anothertoothpick
  • Charlie Seivard

    IN NAME ONLY!

    • Bunya

      Personally, I think Christians should think of another name for themselves since the term “Christian” has become somewhat of a stain on society. For example, when I think of Christians, I think of liars, cheats, plutomaniacs and pedophiles.

  • William
  • whatthe46

    i’m so sick of hearing about “christians.”

  • Um Cara

    Should the vast majority of Americans eventually identify as atheists, we will have almost all atheists in congress. There’s very little downside to telling potential voters you are Christian when most of the voters are – so naturally congress would skew a bit more Christian (91%) than the voter base (80+%).

    • Dwendt44

      Christians are only 70% of Americans and that continues to drop from the middle 80%s. The younger generations are more likely to be ‘unaffiliated’ or even Agnostic or Atheist. That worries old line christian denominations and especially the Fundamentalist/evangelical wings. The ‘control’ they used to enjoy over society is weakening and they do not like that one bit.

      • Um Cara

        60, 70, 80 percent – when there is a bigger downside to claiming to be atheist vs claiming to be Christian Congress will have a higher percentage than Christians in the wild. Just the nature of politics.

  • amersham1046

    It is easy to claim to be a Christian, it is much harder to be a Christian

    • Trumpty Dumpty

      True. The phenomenon of wearing one’s religion on their sleeve is one of the most damaging.

      The best way for a person to come to Christ is to pick up a Bible, read it, and think about Christ’s own teachings. When there is no intermediary between the Bible and a person, that’s when the most good results.

  • bpollen

    Yup, they’re Christian and I’m a gazelle!

  • MadamePresidentSoreLoser

    Even Obama claimed to be Christian. Hahahahahahahahah

    • Dwendt44

      Funny thing is, President Obama IS a christian, and a better christian then you are.

      • MadamePresidentSoreLoser

        Now that’s funny. I don’t care who you are.

  • Dwendt44

    It]’s been alleged that there are 24 Atheists in Congress, at least the last Congress.
    Well hidden.