“Americans are by all measures a deeply religious people, but they are also deeply ignorant about religion”

Interesting survey on Americans and religion http://nyti.ms/aE8iE8

The survey interestingly shows that Catholics are among the least knowledgeable. It may also be an indicator of growth  in what is often termed “Cafeteria-Catholics” –  Meaning a member of the Catholic faith who chooses to ignore certain aspects of Catholic doctrine, or to interpret established doctrine in a way which does not agree with Catholic moral teaching. The term can also be used to refer to people in other Christian sects, with people substituting the name of the relevant sect for “Catholic.” As a general rule, people do not use this term to refer to themselves, because “cafeteria Catholic” is a pejorative phrase which is meant to imply disapproval. Source www.wisegeek.com


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