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Most Americans believe in God but don’t know religious tenets – USATODAY.com

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Americans are clear on God but foggy on facts about faiths.

The new U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey, released today by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, finds that although 86% of us believe in God or a higher power, we don’t know our own traditions or those of neighbors across the street or across the globe.

Most Americans believe in God but don’t know religious tenets – USATODAY.com.

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Author: Bill

Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

7 thoughts on “Most Americans believe in God but don’t know religious tenets – USATODAY.com

  1. Hi Bill! thanks for the heads up on this article. I just posted about belief in God today too! There must be something in the air : )

  2. Imputing anything to a “god” is insulting. One must accept His own description of Himself in His inspired revelation.

    • That, of course, is assuming that you accept the “revelations” as “inspired.” But I prefer not to go there. Arguing about religion, politics and sexual preferences rarely leads to anything but rancor. Besides, I heard and rejected all the arguments a half-century ago.

  3. THis is all because of postmodernism. People think that you can simply believe in God if it makes you feel good, but you don’t have to find out anything about Him, just make up a God that makes you happy. Since all these gods are make believe gods, there is therefore no reason to study what the Bible or anything else says about this. If there is a real God, and I believe there is, I dare say He doesn’t approve of this approach. He sent His son to die for us, but we don’t care about getting to know Him. We just want him to be custom made for order. Very insulting.

    • One man’s god is another man’s superstition. As to what a god would think, feel or have opinions about — well, I certainly don’t claim to know. It has always seemed to me that imputing human emotions, feelings, etc. to a “supreme being” is both limiting (to the supposedly illimitable) and insulting.

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