More Democrats, Liberals Believe in Astrology, Spiritual Energy, Yoga, and Reincarnation than Republicans, Conservatives

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More Democrats, Liberals Believe in Astrology, Spiritual Energy, Yoga, and Reincarnation than Republicans, Conservatives

http://www.pewforum.org/2009/12/09/many-americans-mix-multiple-faiths/#3

Kind of shocked, not sure what to think.

Part of me wants to think it has to do with how Jews vote predominantly Democrat, and that Jews have their own whacked out history with astrology, etc.

I don't know.  It's weird.

 

 


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Argotitan wrote:Roughly

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Roughly one-quarter of adults express belief in tenets of certain Eastern religions; 24% say they believe in reincarnation (that people will be reborn in this world again and again), and a similar number (23%) believe in yoga not just as exercise but as a spiritual practice.

 

Very good if 24% believe in coming back as something else.  That way, they won't mind when I get out my rolled up newspaper and take them out for being a pest again.

 

As far as yoga being spiritual, well, I guess I can consider masturbation as a highly beneficial form of cardiovascular health and being "in touch" with my inner self.

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So, that isn't a label thing

So, that isn't a label thing that is a species issue. Liberal woo is no different than wright wing woo.

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 Why is that a surprise? It

 Why is that a surprise? It has been a stereotype for a long time that most of the modern woo is leftists while the classical woo like Christianity is primarily righties. In my experience those stereotypes are fairly accurate. I don't think it has any correlation with Jews.

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because the majority of

because the majority of hippy types are liberal or democrat.

has nothing to do with jews.  jews historically have been at the forefront of rationalist and/or materialist thought in europe.  spinoza basically started biblical criticism.  recall also marx, theodor herzl, moses hess, trotsky, et al.

all religions have astrological traditions, including christianity.  jewish astrology is no more developed or wacky than any other.

of course, the truly rational people are those that don't swallow the democratic bullshit any more than they swallow the republican bullshit.  the democratic party platform is just as mythical as anything more or swift ever wrote.

 

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Beyond Saving wrote: Why is

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 Why is that a surprise? It has been a stereotype for a long time that most of the modern woo is leftists while the classical woo like Christianity is primarily righties. In my experience those stereotypes are fairly accurate. I don't think it has any correlation with Jews.

Yes it does. Religion is just superstition with large numbers. Woo is zygote superstition wanting to grow up and get money and weapons. 

Superstition is superstition, old or new, left or right, big or small. But only the ones with power get to inflict the damage.

 

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Brian37 wrote:Beyond Saving

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Beyond Saving wrote:

 Why is that a surprise? It has been a stereotype for a long time that most of the modern woo is leftists while the classical woo like Christianity is primarily righties. In my experience those stereotypes are fairly accurate. I don't think it has any correlation with Jews.

Yes it does. Religion is just superstition with large numbers. Woo is zygote superstition wanting to grow up and get money and weapons. 

Superstition is superstition, old or new, left or right, big or small. But only the ones with power get to inflict the damage.

 

It's worth pointing out that the fact that jews are sometimes called jews merely because their parents were jewish leaves quite a bit of room here for confusion.

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