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?....
  
Symbols representing various world religions,
from left to right:
row 1:
Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism
row 2:
Islam, Buddhism, Shinto
row 3:
Sikhism, Bahai, Jainism

According to the survey, released September 27, 2010
by the
Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life:

......The 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."......

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If you are surprised by the above survey result in USA...then you must find out more about this survey and also the following topics associated with today's life-knowledge sharing: 

Conceptions of God
 Existence of God
Atheism
Agnosticism
Religion
Religious Conflicts

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Please click on the next line to enlighten yourself about the today's news of life-knowledge which as noted above....with this life-knowledge you may have an inspiration to bring about peace and harmony in your life...and that multiplied by the world population can bring a much happier tomorrow than today...simply because all of us individually and collectively have more knowledge to live our life of our own choice without causing pain to others who have different life-style choice than ours.....
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Why 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 judiel; 16 Aug 2010).

Four largest religions? Adherents[citation needed]?  % of world population? Article?
World population 6.8 billion[26] Figures taken from individual articles:
Christianity 1.9 billion 2.1 billion[27] 29% 32% Christianity by country
Islam 1.3 billion 1.57 billion[28] 19% 21% Islam by country
Buddhism 500 million 1.5 billion[29][30] 7% 21% Buddhism by country
Hinduism 950 million 1 billion[31] 14% 20% Hinduism by country
Total 4.65 billion 6.17 billion 68.38% 90.73%

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..........NOW TODAYS NEWS STORY..... 

...Atheists, agnostics
most knowledgeable about religion.....

.....The Pew Survey says

(From: Los Angeles Times: September 27, 2010: By Mitchell Landsberg, mitchell.landsberg@latimes.com )

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 groups.

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."

....NOW TO UNDERSTAND THE ABOVE KNOWLEDGE SHARING PLEASE STUDY THE FOLLOWING TOPICS...

 ....just click on the topic names which are hyperlinked....

Conceptions of God

 Existence of God

Atheism

Agnosticism

Religion

Religious Conflicts

 

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will fascinate you with Cutting Edge Science Discoveries

that answer the following questions:
Did the BIG BANG start the Universe or was a Creator God necessary?
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What's Causing Global Warming?
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