6th September 2012

“Religion in America seems tied up with questions of identity in ways that are not the case in other industrialized countries. When you ask Americans about their religious beliefs, it's like asking them whether they are good people, or asking whether they are patriots. They'll say yes, even if they cheated on their taxes, bilked Medicare for unnecessary services, and evaded the draft. Asking people how often they attend church elicits answers about their identity – who people think they are or feel they ought to be, rather than what they actually believe and do.”

Shankar Vedantam

3 Responses to “6th September 2012”

  1. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    As for prayer in school, what about biology in church?

  2. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    I mean biology is biology, it doesn’t change in church versus out of church. I think teaching biology in church is the bare minimu exchange for religion in school. Invade our schools and we invade your church.

  3. Kittie Aldakkour Says:

    And muslims you don’t even have to ask… well the women anyway – they are all – muslim first…