Thursday, September 30, 2010

Do You Know?

Unless you've been under a rock (or have real-life responsiblities and don't study the news every second), you've probably heard about the religious debates taking place all over the country, as well as the survey in which Americans were asked to identify aspects of various religions, and the somewhat surprising results.

I'll be careful to leave my own personal views regarding religion out of this post, as it's one of the few topics that will quickly wedge a large division between friends, but I did want to post the quiz for those like me, who wanted to test their own religious knowledge, and see how they compared with the rest of the world.

http://features.pewforum.org/quiz/us-religious-knowledge/

How did I do? Well, I missed one that I shouldn't have. It wasn't that I didn't know the answer, I just forgot how to count (time of day FAIL).


Considering my own background, I feel I did quite well. However, no matter what you believe, I strongly feel that it is important to understand all religions. How can you validate your point of view without knowing all of the information?

Of course, no matter what your religion (or lack thereof) you are always welcomed here. I don't discriminate; I edjumucate.

Kumbaya,

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2 comments:

smazourek said...

It's probably pointless to comment on a September post in November but I just found your blog so that's what happens.

Thanks for posting this. I also got a 93% (bragging). I am always amused by how much better I do at these things as an agnostic than people who say they follow a religion do. I wish more people who claim they are religious could expand their horizons and see what the rest of the world thinks. Most religions aren't as different as some people think.

Jessie McCandless said...

I absolutely agree! I also find that the more I learn about other cultures and religions, the fewer differences I see.

"Seek first to understand, then to be understood." Stephen R. Covey