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Survey: Americans Don't Know About Religion

Hits: 17486 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: Community & Lifestyle | Added by: PierreJeanFR
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8BitHero
Male, 18-29, Europe
 5426 Posts
Friday, October 08, 2010 3:29:23 PM
The less people know about religion, the better

nerocon
Male, 18-29, Western US
 65 Posts
Monday, October 04, 2010 4:09:35 AM
I am very, very anti-religion.. scored 14/15, know your enemy!

DickenMcHunt
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1140 Posts
Friday, October 01, 2010 1:06:26 AM
There are very intelligent people that believe in religion/"have faith" and very intelligent people that do not. However, I think that most people without faith recognize that historically organized religion has done more harm than good in the world (besides the often cited crusades Martin Luther the father of the protestant reformation was a vocal anti-semite and extremely influencial on Hitlers viewpoints, which were ultimately reflected in his later policies and actions, as another example of religion being responsible for injustice and destruction.) It is this realization, this epiphany that typically suggests to these people that they examine and question their faith and seek alternatives. Ultimately, however, once faith is lost it is difficult to believe in an alternative entirely, and so they always question all religions and creeds from tat point on, which inherently means learning and researching other faiths, something not as present in those never lost their given

craftymiser
Male, 30-39, Western US
 97 Posts
Thursday, September 30, 2010 10:17:19 PM
Yeah, 13/15! 87%, better than 93% of ya'll!

craftymiser
Male, 30-39, Western US
 97 Posts
Thursday, September 30, 2010 10:11:29 PM
That's called studying shows. Americans need to take more interest in religion. It's in our roots and shouldn't be lost.

ROK9
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1838 Posts
Thursday, September 30, 2010 6:19:06 PM
lame

lilylilylily
Female, 13-17, Midwest US
 82 Posts
Thursday, September 30, 2010 4:40:36 PM
It's because many atheists actually retain and think about the religions and the religious beliefs, while many people of a certain religion just listen to and learn to recite the information they hear at church.

CodeJockey
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5196 Posts
Thursday, September 30, 2010 3:00:26 PM
"1. In What country did Muhammed see Ala?
2. What is Christmas?
3. In the Quran, who leads so and so to place?
4. What day is the Sabbath? "



1) Saudi Arabia.
2) A combination of holidays from the various religions which Christianity displaced, in particular, Winter Solstice, a celebration of the death of one year and the birth of the next, renamed as a period to celebrate the birth of Christ.
If one combines the details from the stories in a bible and tests them against a period of stellar body alignment along with Roman tax collection (every 12 years) which is likely why Jesus' parents were traveling north, he was most likely born on August 20th, 6 B.C.E.
3)Which "so and so" would you like?
4)Saturday (beginning on Friday at dusk.) I think the Jewish calendar was comprised of 10 months in 6 day weeks (which seems to indicate some editing of the creation story.)

BrimstoneOne
Male, 30-39, Canada
 2239 Posts
Thursday, September 30, 2010 1:47:07 PM
Not a surprise

idiotfilter
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 3934 Posts
Thursday, September 30, 2010 11:06:12 AM
80%....i knew more about other religions than i did about Christianity...

probably because the Christian questions were WAY more specific than the other religion questions....

...lets switch it around and take the test...

1. In What country did Muhammed see Ala?

2. What is Christmas?

3. In the Quran, who leads so and so to place?

4. What day is the Sabbath?

see my point?

Baalthazaq
Male, 18-29, Asia
 4753 Posts
Thursday, September 30, 2010 2:36:50 AM
Crakr:

I'm not *seriously* using D&D to back up my logic, but using it yes. :)

I think a practical solution would be what the boy scouts did. They had a similar problem (for those of you too young to remember), they put in a simple policy of only dealing with children when 2 adults were present.

Cut problem by 98% or something silly. Massive success.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17189 Posts
Thursday, September 30, 2010 1:03:39 AM
Baal: Please tell me you aren't using D&D to back up your logic.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17189 Posts
Thursday, September 30, 2010 1:02:10 AM
Baal: I believe the solution for the Catholic church would be to allow priests to marry (Man and Woman only). I do believe it would scare the 'pedos' away, Make them feel unwelcome.

Baalthazaq
Male, 18-29, Asia
 4753 Posts
Thursday, September 30, 2010 12:56:34 AM
And I actually think IQ is important when talking about intelligence.

I also however think it's important that what you're discussing is Int not Wis. Why do you think Wis is used for Divine Spells?

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17189 Posts
Thursday, September 30, 2010 12:54:39 AM
Btw, I got the Johnathan Edwards question correct, I actually erred on the question of whether or not it was legal to read from the bible in school.
Which means I actually answered, No they couldn't.

So for all the people that accused me of wanting religion in schools, Bite me!

Baalthazaq
Male, 18-29, Asia
 4753 Posts
Thursday, September 30, 2010 12:53:04 AM
Just a quick example on my last point:

The Vatican Sex scandal.

Atheists: Less religion!
Vatican: Our priests should be more religious and follow the tenets better.

Overall reasoning for both: Get rid of Child Abuse.

Same can be said for almost all religious topics that come up like this.

All could be solved by following all the rules and not just some of the rules. Atheists argue taking away religion takes away the "some of the rules" they are following. Theists argue adding "the rest of the rules" fixes the problem in the first place.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17189 Posts
Thursday, September 30, 2010 12:49:08 AM
davymid: As I've stated before, There are many different kinds of 'intelligence'. Testing people on paper doesn't give a clear enough picture of overall intelligence.

There are PHDs that don't know how to change the oil in their car. Then there are artistic geniuses that may not score well on tests but create exquisite things/music.

To dismiss these people as unintelligent, Because of a paper or even verbal test, Is stupid.

Baalthazaq
Male, 18-29, Asia
 4753 Posts
Thursday, September 30, 2010 12:45:34 AM
14/15. Muslim. I've never heard of Jonathan Edwards.

I would argue that in the UK, religious people know more about religion. In Saudi Arabia Christians know more about religion than Muslims. In the Vatican non Catholics know more. Etc.

The reason I know so much about religion is I'm used to living in places where I'm the minority, and therefore used to defending and therefore understanding my beliefs.

I'm fairly sure Atheists in the USSR will perform poorly compared to the religious on religious topics. This is borne out by their "other findings" in the full report:

"While people with a high level of religious commitment do better than average on the religion questions".

There's a difference between association and commitment. I think that's why people of faith often talk of needing "more religion" and atheists "less".

It's the same goals usually at stake.

dax2009
Female, 50-59, Midwest US
 322 Posts
Thursday, September 30, 2010 12:32:53 AM
T-Marly - no, I meant what a teacher teaches ABOUT Catholicism - the catechism (ah, I got it there) of the Catholic Church.

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12078 Posts
Thursday, September 30, 2010 12:17:36 AM
In a separate study, conducted by the University of Texas, "Religious Believers as a group were found to be significantly less intelligent and more authoritarian than religious Skeptics" Source 2

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12078 Posts
Thursday, September 30, 2010 12:11:03 AM
kw112 "i cant say that its becuase educated people are atheists. im sure if someone made a chart or something it would be somewhere in the middle where religious and non-religious people stand on eduaction."

There have been some studies on this subject. A recent study by a University in Denmark showed that atheists were most intelligent, scoring 2 IQ points higher than agnostics, 4 IQ points higher than liberal religious people, and a full 6 IQ points higher than religious conservatives, across the poll. Source.

Keegan31
Male, 18-29, Western US
 229 Posts
Thursday, September 30, 2010 12:00:39 AM
@Happy_Pandas

Check out deism. It's the belief in God, minus all the weird guys telling you that god told them to tell you to give them money.

rammo34
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1064 Posts
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 9:50:40 PM
13/15....Not bad for someone who's only attended church like 10 times.

handys003
Male, 50-59, Western US
 2402 Posts
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 9:50:11 PM
What a suprise from the same who give you Creationism as real science. Freaking EV's are retards.

CzarElad
Male, 40-49, Western US
 29 Posts
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 9:01:33 PM
Today was Wodan's Day so I was out worshiping Wodan. After all it is Wednesday.

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