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Discussion in 'Politics' started by Crabtownboy, Mar 3, 2016.
Their research confirms other research done by organizations like lifeway which is that the more one attends church the more conservative one is and votes for.
And the support for Trump decreases and support for Cruz or Ruio increases among church goers. The cultural evangelicals, those who grew up in evangelical churches, but no longer attend are the "evangelicals" who are the strongest supporters of Trump.
This explains how so many who say they are evangelical support Trump. They are not true evangelicals as they do not take the lesions of Christ seriously, do not go to church, are like non-practicing Jews or Catholics.
Actually the support among regular church goers goes to Cruz before Rubio
Yes, the church goers do support Cruz.
Do you consider the "cultural evangelicals" Christian. No I am not baiting. I am sincerely interested in your, and other peoples reply to this question.
In the article I cited "cultural evangelical" is described as:
These evangelicals were raised Christian but don't go to church or consider religion that important in their lives. Still, when pollsters ask about their faith, they call themselves evangelical, much like nonreligious Jews still identify as Jewish.
A majority of born again Christians have tended to view Trump favorably, according to Reuters' rolling poll. But his popularity drops significantly among evangelicals who attend church weekly, a key marker of religious commitment.
That may explain why cultural evangelicals don't seem dismayed by Trump's description of Communion as "his little cracker," his inability to name a favorite Bible verse and his recent flubbing of a New Testament reference.
Trump may lose the evangelical vote in Iowa, where church attendance is high, but win their favor in other parts of the country, where faith is more a matter of culture than weekly worship, said Mark Silk, an expert on religion and politics at Trinity College in Connecticut.
"A Southern guy is susceptible to Trump in a way that an Iowa Pentecostal probably isn't."
I don't get this statement. Iowa doesn't have a particularly high rate of church attendance, when compared to the region he describes as being merely culturally Christian.
What is a "culture of faith"? If someone doesn't attend church how can there be a "culture of faith"?
Where do you see the phrase, "culture of faith"?
where faith is more a matter of culture than weekly worship...
It is under the last title which is number 7.
You really need to start reading posts that you post as well as what others post and you respond too.
I completely agree with you on this.
When I was a young adult, still in the South, I realized this was a problem. There were quite a few people in the Baptist churches I attended who were regular in attendance. It was pretty obvious they were there because it was socially acceptable and helped their business or social status. However it was also obvious that the teaching of Christ did not influence their daily lives. This type of person gives Christianity a bad taste in the mouths of many non-believers.
# 6 from the link on the OP
"13% of evangelical Protestants identify as liberal,"
Probably the same way buttermilk can be "cultured."