Responses to a question in a broader survey about the insurrection by PRRI seems to say that an awful lot more people than I thought think that way. I can’t help but be aware that the Republican Party has been hijacked by Christian theocrats but the survey says that 10% of Liberals also think that way. That scares me. It even scares this writer for the Religion News Service:
Asked whether “God intended America to be a new promised land where European Christians could create a society that could be an example to the rest of the world,” white evangelical Protestants were the only religious group with a majority (52%) who said they completely or mostly agree.
Hispanic Protestants were second (46%), followed by other nonwhite Protestants (38%), white Catholics (37%), Hispanic Catholics (35%) and white mainliners (34%).
Among those least likely to agree were Jewish Americans (27%), Black Protestants (26%), other non-Christians (15%) and the religiously unaffiliated (11%).
Jones noted the question echoes the Doctrine of Discovery, a theological principle outlined in a series of papal bulls that has been used for centuries to justify the subjugation of Indigenous peoples.
Statistics: Posted by John Q. Public — Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:56 pm — Replies 0 — Views 11