Tag: Sanders

Is It Hateful To Believe In Hell? Bernie Sanders’ Questions Prompt Backlash

“Do you think that people who are not Christians are condemned?” Sanders repeatedly asked, challenging that belief as Islamophobic. Christian organizations have denounced Sanders’ questioning as amounting to a religious test for public office — one that would disqualify millions of people.

Polls show about half of all Christians in the U.S. believe that some non-Christians can go to heaven. But particularly among evangelicals, the traditional view of damnation remains widespread.

How did hellfire come up in a confirmation hearing in the first place?

In 2015, an evangelical Christian college suspended a tenured professor who said that Muslims and Christians worship the same God. …more: NPR

Sanders’ impact on millennials: ‘He’s moving a generation to the left

The poll of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 finds that Sanders is by far the most popular presidential candidate among the youngest voters. This group’s attitudes on a range of issues have become more liberal in the past year.

The data, collected by researchers at Harvard University, suggest that not only has Sanders’ campaign made for an unexpectedly competitive Democratic primary, he has also changed the way millennials think about politics, said polling director John Della Volpe….more:  chicagotribune