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Here is the news report about the latest Gallup Poll, saying that only 47% of Americans say that they belong to some religious organization (a church, synagogue, mosque, etc.). This has gone down from 70% as recently as 1999.
That doesn't mean that these people aren't religious, particularly if you use my concept of "small r religion." But it is a pretty low number of Americans.
1. You go on to make some statements that I don't fully understand. How is Capital R Religion useful in separating "bad religions from good religions?" I am not even sure what you mean by a bad or a good religion. Can you explain?
2. Small r religion does not focus on "secularism." Secularism is the rejection of a role for religion on one's life. I am not sure how small r religion is secular. The way I defined it, this was a belief in Transcendence, and a rejection of materialism. It is the belief that there are some fundamental truths that are not based on material reality. It is, therefore, religious, not secular.
3. My argument is that inside all Capital R Religions is a seed that is small r religion. It is the first step we take: first we decide that materialism doesn't explain everything, and then we look for an organized religion that explains things better.
4. You also say that your group accepts the notion of imperfectibility, but then you all human problems are solvable, which is what Ehrenfeld defined as Humanism. Those statements seem inconsistent. Can you explain?
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