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What Americans Really Believe by Rodney Stark
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Mar 29, 10

bookshelves: faith, non-fiction
Read from March 17 to 29, 2010

The biggest thing I took away from this book is that people on any extreme of a religion-based argument are way too alarmist--Baylor's statistics reveal that the church is alive and well in America and that the vast majority of Americans at least believe in God, refuting the "religion is dying off" theorists and the "America is being taken over by a crazed minority theocracy" theorists alike.

Also: most Americans put up a Christmas tree, including many atheists, so why ban Christmas trees as a "religious symbol" in government institutions? They don't even have anything to do with Christianity, so it doesn't make a whole lot of sense, people.
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