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Have you seen this article?

Several times I have seen responses from Christians that they don't like it when non-Christians proclaim to know more about Christianity than the Christians... maybe they ought to actually pay attention. Interesting...

Atheists, agnostics most knowledgeable about religion, survey says
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-religion-survey-20100928,0,3225238.story

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:53 PM on Sep. 28, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-religion-survey-20100928,0,3225238.story
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 6:53 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 6:54 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • I have, and I will be watching the documentary series that study has spawned as well... Here's the details - God In America

    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 6:57 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Gal51

    Answer by Gal51 at 6:59 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • i think we've seen it several times today. well, i have, anyway. (been on and off CM all day! LOL!)
    i'd be interested in watching the documentary, as well.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 7:00 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • i sought out information from people of many religions - for a long time varying christians because that's all i knew existed until i was an adult - and followed up seeking on my own. i do find that people tend to let their perspectives be colored by what the guidelines of their faith says rather than to be able to view religious text and teachings from an objective view to really digest what is being said. and when i worked at a church, i remember one of the ministers talking about how people randomly use bible quotes without knowing the whole context - including one church sign that was a quote that sounded nice but was actually partial words of satan to jesus. i think that is a good example of the ignorance of one's own religion. i grew up in a very catholic area - i don't think any catholic i encountered knew the true history behind no red meat (hence mostly fish) on fridays. jews are also at the general educational top.
    figaro8895

    Answer by figaro8895 at 7:13 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • ... followed by unitarian universalists who have a large secular humanist and pagan population. i also wanted to mention that the existence of holy men (and sometimes women) in many faiths is based on the premise that "mere mortals" are incapable of understanding the "word of god" on their own or do not have the right - this i believe is also a factor
    figaro8895

    Answer by figaro8895 at 7:16 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Non christians know more about the Bible than Christians? Oh, I really needed a good laugh. Thanks!
    MaryWolfe

    Answer by MaryWolfe at 7:38 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • so Mary are you accusing the pollsters of falsifying the data?

    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 8:38 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • This is probably true since most "Christian" churches don't even preach/teach Bible. And most "christians" don't bother to open a bible either. It's really sad.
    Laura2U

    Answer by Laura2U at 10:20 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

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