Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Quote of the day

This one is from Time Magazine:

Large numbers of Americans are not well informed about the tenets, practices, history and leading figures of major faith traditions — including their own.

-- Pew Research Center, in a statement, on a new study showing that U.S. residents lack basic knowledge about religion

This is really quite disturbing when you think about it. No wonder there's so much religious conflict and bigotry when people don't even know what it's all about.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:45 PM

    When I was young and very unformed, I went through a fundamentalist stage myself. I was VERY threatened by anything that represented something other than what I NEEDED to believe to be true...a very sad state of affairs, both for myself and for anyone else who tried to have a reasonable conversation with me.

    annie c


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