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US Survey indicates widespread ignorance of their religion amongst religious people

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The following results were revealed recently by Pew Research Center:

"Atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons are among the highest-scoring groups on a new survey of religious knowledge, outperforming evangelical Protestants, mainline Protestants and Catholics on questions about the core teachings, history and leading figures of major world religions.
On average, Americans correctly answer 16 of the 32 religious knowledge questions on the survey by the Pew
Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life. Atheists and agnostics average 20.9 correct answers. Jews and Mormons do about as well, averaging 20.5 and 20.3 correct answers, respectively. Protestants as a whole average 16 correct answers; Catholics as a whole, 14.7. Atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons perform better than other groups on the survey even after controlling for differing levels of education."

We cannot say all Protestants are this ignorant, but we CAN say that many are ignorant! As we have said before, this was why Bible Theology Ministries was set up 25 years ago... and the need is still just as vital!! This ignorance is why so many cults affect us, why Islam is racing ahead, and why immorality is rampant... and why so many Christians are sadly miserable in their own faith. Take the facts below as a wake-up call!

© 29 September 2010

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