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    you are being argumentative but don't really have an argument.  

    I made no correlation between the poll and dominionism -- you did -- apparently for the purpose of saying that there is no correlation.  Its a straw man. My point is different.

    •  I'll Make It Simple (0+ / 0-)

      No, it's no straw man.

      You asked if there is a Christian nationalist majority in America, and answered "yes, as this poll shows".

      I answered "no, that poll doesn't mean there's a Christian nationalist majority, it means Americans are stupid".

      You replied "but that's because you don't know the danger of Christian nationalism"

      I replied "yes, indeed I do know about Dominionism, but it's not as dire as you're making this poll out to be to support it."

      You are the one being merely argumentative. You are insisting this poll means America has a majority of Christian nationalists, but it doesn't. I am agreeing with you about the threat, but not about this "evidence" of it.

      Now you're insulting, while being stubbornly wrong. Goodbye.

      "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

      by DocGonzo on Thu Aug 15, 2013 at 08:33:21 PM PDT

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      •  Let's go to tape (0+ / 0-)

        For anyone still paying attention, regarding your original comment.   It was, to be generous less than clear, made a series of unlikely and unsubstantiated presumptions about the poll and the respondents, and right out of the box was unnecessarily combative towards me.

         So? (0+ / 0-)

        So what? Even the Christians in this country don't agree on what's Christian. Americans are just taught to pass tests, so "Christian nation" feels like the right answer since "not Christian" seems vaguely threatening to Christians, so they say it is. All 51% means is "slightly more reliable than flipping a coin". Polls within 5 points or so of 50% mean that the poll is unable to answer the question meaningfully.

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