A new survey conducted by Public Policy Polling on July 21, 2011 found that American voters tend to give God a pass on performance.
Though not the most popular figure PPP has polled, if God exists, voters are prepared to give it good marks. Voters approve of God’s performance by 52-9 margin, making God about as popular as [Rupert] Murdock [sic] is unpopular [12-49].
God’s best rating was on creating the universe where he/she got a 71% approval rating. The rating for the handling of the animal kingdom is also relatively high at 56%, while the approval rating on natural disasters dipped to 50%.
The survey was conducted via phone and had 928 registered voters respond. PPP also found that those who consider themselves very conservative gave God a 61% approval rating versus 40% for those who considered themselves fairly liberal. The trend continued when it came to God’s handling of the animal kingdom where ultra-conservatives rated God at 69% versus 41% for those who are somewhat liberal.
To read the full Public Policy Polling survey click here.
The Law of Attraction is like placing a food order with the universe and waiting for it to get filled. We go up to the counter and figure out what we want, place an order and patiently wait for our order to arrive.
Erin Pavlina explains the parable in greater detail in this podcast hosted on her husband Steve Pablina’s website. After hearing about the Law of Attraction from The Secret and other sources, Erin still couldn’t quite capture the gist of how it all worked. Then she came up with the ordering parable and everything seemed to click.
Erin details the five most important things to keep in mind when asking the universe for what you want:
1. Figure you what you want before you place your order. If you don’t then you’ll be doomed to eat other people’s leftovers.
2. You get what you really want, not what you say you want. If you really want a juicy burger but order a fruit salad instead, the universe won’t know what to give you.
3. Be patient. It takes time to prepare a high-quality meal. It’ll arrive exactly when it needs to.
4. Ask with actions not words. If you say you want to be thin and energetic but are sitting there with a double cheeseburger with fried onions and a milk shake, the universe won’t believe you.
5. Believe that the universe can really give you what you want. You are already in the right restaurant – believe it.
Recent studies by physicists have encountered patterns in cosmic radiation that lead to the possibility that when one universe collapses, a completely new universe is born.
In general, asking what happened before the Big Bang is not really considered a science question. According to Big Bang theory, time did not even exist before this point roughly 13.7 billion years ago. But now, Oxford University physicist Roger Penrose and Vahe Gurzadyan from the Yerevan Physics Institute in Armenia have found an effect in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) that allows them to “see through” the Big Bang into what came before.
The discovery doesn’t suggest that there wasn’t a Big Bang – rather, it supports the idea that there could have been many of them. The scientists explain that the CMB circles support the possibility that we live in a cyclic universe, in which the end of one “aeon” or universe triggers another Big Bang that starts another aeon, and the process repeats indefinitely. The black hole encounters that caused the circles likely occurred within the later stages of the aeon right before ours, according to the scientists.