Go into any bookstore, and you will see shelves of books on the occult, the New Age, horoscopes, tarot card readings, and any number of superstitious beliefs. Newspapers still carry horoscopes.
Look at the number of TV shows about aliens, ghosts, and claims of the supernatural on cable channels.
The New Atheists are all about the claim that non-believers are more rational than people who hold to certain religious beliefs. Hogwash, as a Gallup Organization survey found out:
“The Gallup Organization, under contract to Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, asked American adults a series of questions to gauge credulity. Do dreams foretell the future? Did ancient advanced civilizations such as Atlantis exist? Can places be haunted? Is it possible to communicate with the dead? Will creatures like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster someday be discovered by science?
“The answers were added up to create an index of belief in occult and the paranormal. While 31% of people who never worship expressed strong belief in these things, only 8% of people who attend a house of worship more than once a week did.
“Even among Christians, there were disparities. While 36% of those belonging to the United Church of Christ, Sen. Barack Obama’s former denomination, expressed strong beliefs in the paranormal, only 14% of those belonging to the Assemblies of God, Sarah Palin’s former denomination, did. In fact, the more traditional and evangelical the respondent, the less likely he was to believe in, for instance, the possibility of communicating with people who are dead.”
In fact, Christians have been on the front lines of exposing frauds who claim to be in tune with the supernatural.
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