Biblical & Religious Literacy? - Widespread Confusion!
In a recent survey, New York Times reports that while Americans are deeply religious, they are also deeply ignorant about religion. No, come on, that can't be true, or is it?
In the survey, the Independent Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life phoned over 3,412 Americans and asked them 32 questions about the Bible, Christianity, other religions and religious figures. Those that scored the highest were Atheist and Agnostics. The survey’s authors concluded that there was “widespread confusion” about “the line between teaching and preaching.”
On CBS Evening News, a Christian businessman was asked if his faith was more a matter of inspiration or information, to which he reply's, "inspiration clearly." He goes on to suggest that knowing the history, books and tenants of Christianity were irrelevant because it was all a matter of faith.
Well I decided to have some fun and do a little survey of my own. Some of the questions are worded in such a way as to give us something to talk about in the future.