Some "Christians" are just wacky
"Fundamentalists emphasize a strict literal interpretation of the Bible"(1).
General guidelines on salvation
Luke 18:18-20 (King James Version)
Why are Jesus words confusing and seem to conflict?
Matthew 13:9-11 (King James Version)
Fundamentalist are extremely nationalistic, do their beliefs reflect Americans beliefs? No, obviously many believe as they do, many more are part of a spiritual melting pot. 65% believed that heaven wasn't exclusively Christian. 52 percent do not agree with doctrines many religions teach, particularly conservative denominations(2 ).
What are the trends in America's spiritual make up? Toward the end of first decade of the new millennium Christianity, continued a decline it has seen since the 1990's from 86.2 percent to 76 percent. Ninety percent of the decline comes from the non catholic segment of Christianity. The number of atheist doubled from 2001 (3 ).