Morons are morons – When you talk to someone who believes in God, generally they are morons. So when you test their knowledge of religion, they are morons too
Imagine you took a large, randomized group of Americans. Most of them are going to be religious. If you ask them about God and prayer and the Bible, they are going to come across as Morons. Every rational person – every atheist or agnostic – knows this. You ask a religious person, “Why would you believe in prayer when prayer accomplishes nothing?” The answer you get is moronic. You ask a religious person, “Why would you believe in the Bible when the Bible is filled with hate, misogyny, slavery, etc.?” The answer you get back is moronic. To believe in an imaginary god, you have to be a moron at some level.
So guess what happens if we give religious people a test on their religion? Yes, they come across as morons:
Although the United States is one of the most religious developed countries in the world, most Americans scored 50 percent or less on a quiz measuring knowledge of the Bible, world religions and what the Constitution says about religion in public life.
The survey is full of surprising findings.
For example, it’s not evangelicals or Catholics who did best – it’s atheists and agnostics.
It’s not Bible-belt Southerners who scored highest – they came at the bottom.
Those who believe the Bible is the literal word of God did slightly worse than average, while those who say it is not the word of God scored slightly better.
Barely half of all Catholics know that when they take communion, the bread and wine literally become the body and blood of Christ, according to Catholic doctrine.
“Most Americans scored 50 percent or less on a quiz measuring knowledge of the Bible, world religions and what the Constitution says about religion in public life.” That’s exactly what you would expect from a bunch of morons, isn’t it?
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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.”
Americans are by all measures a deeply religious people, but they are also deeply ignorant about religion.
They are deeply ignorant about religion because they HAVE to be ignorant in order to believe. No one who actually reads the Bible can help but be repulsed by it. No one who analyzes prayer can avoid the fact that the belief in prayer is pure superstition. Ignorance protects their faith.
But only a moron could stand to live a life filled with such ignorance.
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