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Submission + - US Christians numbers 'decline sharply', poll finds (

gollum123 writes: The number of Americans who identify as Christian has fallen nearly eight percentage points in only seven years, according to a new survey.
Pew Research Center found that 71% of Americans identified as Christian in 2014 — down from 78% in 2007.
In the same period, Americans identifying as having no religion grew from 16% to 23%. About 5 million less Americans now identify as Christian compared to when the study was conducted in 2007.
In the South, those not-affiliated with religion — or as the researchers call them, "nones" — rose to 19% of the population, while in the Northeast they climbed to 25%.
In the West "nones" are a larger group than any religion, making up 28% of the public.

Submission + - ISS Crew Stuck in Orbit While Russia Assesses Rocket (

astroengine writes: Wednesday’s planned homecoming of three space station crewmembers is being delayed while Russian engineers assess if the rocket problem that doomed a cargo ship last month could surface on a similar booster used for human spaceflights. Results of a preliminary investigation into the failed Progress cargo ship show that the third stage of its Soyuz launcher separated early, leaving the capsule about 13 miles short of its intended altitude, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said in a statement on Tuesday.

Comment 1st Amendment (Score 1) 894

Out of curiosity I read the constitution. In that entire document I couldn't find anything that said you have the right to not be offended. I don't know what it says in Frances constitution but from the way the Frenchies have been acting, I'll wager it's pretty much the same. The problem I see is that religion is about power and control and they are quickly losing those very things in the west. And that is pissing off those who enjoy being under the yoke of religion. If I say or do something that you think insults your imaginary friend, try discussing it with me, don't murder a bunch of innocent people.

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