and Religious Ignorance
know very little about what they believe
A new survey of Americans'
knowledge of religion found that atheists, agnostics,
Jews and Mormons outperformed Protestants and Roman Catholics in
about major religions, while many respondents could not correctly give
basic tenets of their own faiths.
Forty-five percent of Roman Catholics who participated in the study
didn't know that,
according to church teaching, the bread and wine used in Holy Communion
is not just
a symbol, but becomes the body and blood of Christ.
More than half of Protestants could not identify Martin Luther as the
inspired the Protestant Reformation. And about four in 10 Jews did not
Maimonides, one of the greatest rabbis and intellectuals in history,
So why do people pretend to be religious when they aren't?
If they're not serious about God and "living for
eternity" (idiotic thought)
how could they be interested in anything as mundane as, say, their
Oh sure, they'll say they're religious when a pollsters
asks them, but those same people
who dodn't know that's the blood and body of Christ can probably name
of their favorite NFL franchise.
And since nobody really
believes the stuff they claim to believe,
why do we write laws that reflect what some non-existant God wants?
Religious insanity - it might be the death of America.
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