SURVEY: Atheists Most Knowledgeable About Religion, Take the Survey Yourself


A recent survey showed atheists/nonbelievers know more about religion than the faithful.  I wasn’t surprised cause many know more about their religion than anyone else’s.  Not that I agree with that, but sadly the study found many Americans don’t even know about their own religions.

A majority of Protestants, for instance, couldn’t identify Martin Luther as the driving force behind the Protestant Reformation according to the survey…”

CMOSQUE PROTESTERatholics lacked knowledge of Catholicism too.

Questions about Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam were also on the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life survey, which I took part of online.

I have 2 issues with these findings:  Firstly, If you don’t know your own religion maybe you missed the parts that have to do with love and not fear.  Second: Knowledge of other religions, if not your own if you have one, falls under knowledge of history and global studies. A lack of one shows a lack of the others.  Third, this shows a lack of knowledge between one’s religion and others.  Religions don’t exist in a bubble.

Hopefully atheists won’t get such a bad rap now and we’ll start to see the links between not knowing about others’ religions, mosque building, Non Muslim presidents and intolerance.

I got 93% correct on the survey, but I’ve studied these things.  Try it yourself U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey

Src: Atheists, agnostics most knowledgeable about religion, survey says

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