Here's a shocker

On Basic Religion Test, Many Doth Not Pass

Americans are by all measures a deeply religious people, but they are also deeply ignorant about religion.

Researchers from the independent Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life phoned more than 3,400 Americans and asked them 32 questions about the Bible, Christianity and other world religions, famous religious figures and the constitutional principles governing religion in public life.

On average, people who took the survey answered half the questions incorrectly, and many flubbed even questions about their own faith.

Those who scored the highest were atheists and agnostics, as well as two religious minorities: Jews and Mormons. The results were the same even after the researchers controlled for factors like age and racial differences.

We who criticize religion are often accused of being out of our league – criticizing theology when we're not theologians.


  1. Mike,

    I totally respect your views on pretty much everything I've read that you have written.

    It seems a shame that no one sees fit to comment on your blog.

    I would like to suggest and invite you to comment on another blog (not mine, I don't have one) if you're willing (Eric hangs out there, too: you know of whom I speak!).


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