Smoky Mountain Family Historian

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Christian Illiteracy

I find the quote below somewhat scary:

But, according to a 1997 poll, only one out of three U.S. citizens is able
to name the most basic of Christian texts, the four Gospels, and 12% think
Noah's wife was Joan of Arc. That paints a picture of a nation that believes God
speaks in Scripture but that can't be bothered to read what he has to say.

Full article here.

In the days following 9/11, it seemed as if there was a "great awakening." Of course, this poll was taken several years before 9/11/01. It would be interesting to see if there has been a change since then, but I fear not.


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