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Atheists and Agnostics know more about the bible

Discussion in 'Opinions, Beliefs, & Points of View' started by shades, Sep 28, 2010.

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  1. shades

    shades Staff Alumni

  2. XsweetpoetX

    XsweetpoetX Well-Known Member

    Its true. I don't believe in God. But my knowledge about the bible is pretty impressive. I guess I still find it pretty interesting.
  3. cult logic

    cult logic Staff Alumni

    Doesn't come to me as surprising.

    After all, religious belief is about "faith" and atheism is about thought.
  4. Tobes

    Tobes Well-Known Member

    From the Link:

    So well-educated people and those with a knack for general knowledge tend to know more about religion than those that don't have those traits. Huh. Consider my mind blown.

    EDIT: I know I'm being a smartass here, but the above quotes are what I took away from this study, not fuel for the idea that Atheists are smarter on religion than Believers or something like that. After all, there were millions of Americans on either side that they didn't survey.
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  5. Punk

    Punk Well-Known Member

  6. 1izombie

    1izombie Well-Known Member

    it doesnt surprise me really, the more you find out about religion the more you see it for what it is and less likely to follow it blindly.
  7. Mystic

    Mystic Well-Known Member

    Religion compels people to follow it without question or reason - to do so will bring hatred and intolerance from its most revered followers.

    Stand back from it a little and all its weaknesses are exposed.
  8. nolonger

    nolonger Well-Known Member

    The people that are the believers would find it extremely hard to argue half the things because they basically hind behind the book for an answer to everything. They(but not all) think it is the do all and end all.

    Kinda like depression really, when you have it; you can't see happiness. When you don't, you do. :)
  9. lifelover

    lifelover Well-Known Member

    I´m Agnostic and have deep knowledge about chriatianity. I find things are absurd and religions are for idiots. I do not yet acepted a god, maybe i will later. Anyway, believe in a god at your way is the better. Men transform religions in tools of war, hate, ignorance and thievery.
  10. Mordeci

    Mordeci Banned Member

    I believe it, I am an atheist and the main reason I am an atheist is because I have studied most relegions fairly in-depth. I can't quote specific scripture if given a citation but I know the stories and the morals behind it just as well, if not better then most relegious fanatics.
  11. dreams4life

    dreams4life Well-Known Member

    I took the quiz. I got 9/10. I am a believer of God. I am not surprised by the study either. I understand that many Americans say that they are Christians yet they know nothing about the Bible. It is sad that don't have the desire to know more.
  12. Hache

    Hache Well-Known Member

    I got 8/10 but the quiz had nothing to do with the bible and a few of them were educated guesses.

    Anyway, very few christians actually build their life off of the bible. It is about interpretations and faith not historical storytelling. That is probably why non believers are supposed to know more because they do not look at christianity from the same angle.

    Based on what I have seen of Wife Swap USA (LOL), it is an American thing to be obsessed with the bible, rarely are there any UK christians like that at all. Christianity is about society and the community, not about constantly resighting a Jesus tale in every day conversation.
  13. dreams4life

    dreams4life Well-Known Member

    I agree with you that the quiz did not have much Biblical content in it. The quiz was mainly history and not about salvation, which is the main message of Bible.
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