‘Knowledge of religion shallow, commitment deep’ in U.S.

The National Post had an interesting article last Saturday called ‘Knowledge of religion shallow, commitment deep’ in U.S. I guess it isn’t too surprising that in today’s world people are less-focused on organized religion, but still trying to be “committed”. However, I still found some of his findings surprising:

  • Only half of American adults can identify one of the four Gospels
  • Most cannot name the first book of the Bible
  • Only one-third know that Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount
  • A significant number believe Sodom and Gomorrah were husband and wife

Those are some pretty basic stories/facts/events that I would have expected people to know just because of pop culture references.

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