Like most religious people, Americans are breathtakingly ignorant. We already knew we were ignorant about science and other factual matters, of course—but it turns out we’re equally ignorant about religion! Except for the atheists.
A new survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found that most religious Americans don’t know shit about their own religions. Sample fun finding: “A majority of Protestants, for instance, couldn’t identify Martin Luther as the driving force behind the Protestant Reformation.” The overall results:
So if you have a question about god, ask an atheist. If you can’t find one, a Jew will do in a pinch. Or a Mormon, I guess.
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