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Survey: 48% of US Christians Believe Jesus Is Coming Back in Next 40 Years

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A Pew Research Center survey reveals that almost half of Christians in the US believe Jesus will be back soon.

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Wednesday April 3, 2013, 10:29 pm
As an atheist, I find this hard to believe. But 48% of Americans can't be wrong?

Latoya Brookins (23)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 10:44 pm
I find it hard to believe that 48% of Christians really believe in the Second Coming since a lot of people say they are Christian but do not read The Bible, go to church, know much of anything that is in the Bible, etc.

I would think that only devout Christians would believe Jesus was coming back and they make up less than 48% of the country.

Either way, it would be cool to meet Jesus but scary to be on earth during the events of Revelation.

mag.w.d. Aichberger (34)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 10:50 pm
Well, I for one (call me wonko the sane if you like), am reasonably sure that he will not "come back" in the next 40[0[..]] years. And i also have a good guess what would happen to him, IF --e.g. for the sake of argument-- he would "come back"

" One has often noticed, from Goethe to Dostojewski, from Nietzsche to Henni Miller, who himself wrote it one day to me: "if Jesus returned, he would be crucified once again", but only a cardinal of the curie was honest enough to add "But this time not in Jerusalem, but in Rome". Yes, in Jerusalem, according to the reports someone sacrified himself, in Rome one sacrifices others for oneself. [my transl.]" -- Dr. KarlHeinz Deschner in "Das Wort am Sonntag: Mit Gott und den Faschisten (2) "

David D (18)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 11:09 pm
the study does not claim that "48% of Christians really believe..." but only that 48% of Christians SAY THEY really believe..." (which is even correctly quoted in the articlet) -- What ''Christians'' believe (or do) and what they SAY about it are two very different and often contradictory things.

" Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. "
-- Francois-Marie Arouet 'Voltaire' (1694-1778) in "Questions sur les miracles" (1765)

''Christianity'' is a sickness, a cancer of the mind, destroying reason ...
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