|PVAF KNOWLEDGE SEARCH/SHARE LIGHT SHINES ON TRUTH....Atheists and Agnostics Know About God More than "Religious" Folks.....|
Posted by Vishva News Reporter on September 29, 2010
.....WHO KNOWS GOD?.....
....THE FAITHFUL OR NON-FAITHFUL?....
|According to the survey, released
September 27, 2010
Forum on Religion & Public Life:
......The survey that measured Americans'
knowledge of religion
atheists and agnostics knew more, on average,
than followers of most major faiths.
In fact, the gaps in knowledge among some of the faithful
may give new meaning to the term "blind faith."......
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A HUMAN PERSPECTIVE OF GOD AT WORK
does someone take several trips to temples, churches and other such
places? The common answer is, either people go to complain or for asking
something. God has been turned into something which can be blamed when
something goes wrong and also many favors can be asked from God. It does
not seem to be right perspective. Another interesting scenario is, God
or Gods are ready to give you everything of material and world. The God
does not seem to be ready to offer your freedom from itself as well. No
God can afford to free humans. There are no rules or ways which can make
you free from going to religious places. The world is suffering from
several ailments and mind-generated issues. The apathy is that most of
these problems have been created by god-fearing humans. God seem to be
ruling the world with the weapon of fear and ailments. Is that right? Or
something has gone wrong which is not being interpreted rightly with the
perspective of God? There are no wrong reasons. It has been happening
for centuries.(Posted by
16 Aug 2010).
..........NOW TODAYS NEWS
most knowledgeable about religion.....
.....The Pew Survey says
Los Angeles Times: September 27, 2010: By Mitchell Landsberg,
If you want to know about God, you might want to talk to an atheist.
Heresy? Perhaps. But a survey that measured Americans' knowledge of
religion found that atheists and agnostics knew more, on average, than
followers of most major faiths. In fact, the gaps in knowledge among
some of the faithful may give new meaning to the term "blind faith."
A majority of Protestants, for instance, couldn't identify Martin Luther
as the driving force behind the Protestant Reformation, according to the
survey, released Tuesday, September 27, 2010 by the Pew Forum on
Religion & Public Life. Four in 10 Catholics misunderstood the meaning
of their church's central ritual, incorrectly saying that the bread and
wine used in Holy Communion are intended to merely symbolize the body
and blood of Christ, not actually become them.
Atheists and agnostics — those who believe there is no God or who aren't
sure — were more likely to answer the survey's questions correctly. Jews
and Mormons ranked just below them in the survey's measurement of
religious knowledge — so close as to be statistically tied.
So why would an atheist know more about religion than a Christian?
American atheists and agnostics tend to be people who grew up in a
religious tradition and consciously gave it up, often after a great deal
of reflection and study, said Alan Cooperman, associate director for
research at the Pew Forum.
"These are people who thought a lot about religion," he said. "They're
not indifferent. They care about it."
Atheists and agnostics also tend to be relatively well educated, and the
survey found, not surprisingly, that the most knowledgeable people were
also the best educated. However, it said that atheists and agnostics
also outperformed believers who had a similar level of education.
The groups at the top of the U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey were
followed, in order, by white evangelical Protestants, white Catholics,
white mainline Protestants, people who were unaffiliated with any faith
(but not atheist or agnostic), black Protestants and Latino Catholics.
|Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists were included in the survey, but their
numbers were too small to be broken out as statistically significant
Stephen Prothero, a professor of religion at Boston University and
author of "Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know — And
Doesn't," served as an advisor on the survey. "I think in general the
survey confirms what I argued in the book, which is that we know almost
nothing about our own religions and even less about the religions of
other people," he said.
He said he found it significant that Mormons, who are not considered
Christians by many fundamentalists, showed greater knowledge of the
Bible than evangelical Christians.
The Rev. Adam Hamilton, a Methodist minister from Leawood, Kan., and the
author of "When Christians Get it Wrong," said the survey's results may
reflect a reluctance by many people to dig deeply into their own beliefs
and especially into those of others.
"I think that what happens for many Christians is, they accept their
particular faith, they accept it to be true and they stop examining it.
Consequently, because it's already accepted to be true, they don't
examine other people's faiths. … That, I think, is not healthy for a
person of any faith," he said.
The Pew survey was not without its bright spots for the devout. Eight in
10 people surveyed knew that Mother Teresa was Catholic. Seven in 10
knew that, according to the Bible, Moses led the exodus from Egypt and
that Jesus was born in Bethlehem.
The question that elicited the most correct responses concerned whether
public school teachers are allowed to lead their classes in prayer.
Eighty-nine percent of the respondents correctly said no. However, 67%
also said that such teachers are not permitted to read from the Bible as
an example of literature, something the law clearly allows.
For comparison purposes, the survey also asked some questions about
general knowledge, which yielded the scariest finding: 4% of Americans
believe that Stephen King, not Herman Melville, wrote "Moby Dick."
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