- This should be a clarion call to Catholics - we NEED to know our faith.
- Catholic leaders should take this personally - we NEED to form our congregations.
- Catholic parents should be more serious - we NEED to understand we are the primary educators of our children.
- All Catholics NEED to take this personally - it is our responsibility to help our brothers and sisters know the truth, but we can't do that until we know it ourselves.
- It isn't enough to accept what our parents believe - we NEED to examine the doctrines of the Church to appropriate them as adults ourselves.
If you want to know about God, you might want to talk to an atheist.OUCH!!!
Heresy? Perhaps. But a survey that measured Americans' knowledge of religion found that atheists and agnostics knew more, on average, than followers of most major faiths. In fact, the gaps in knowledge among some of the faithful may give new meaning to the term "blind faith."
A majority of Protestants, for instance, couldn't identify Martin Luther as the driving force behind the Protestant Reformation, according to the survey, released Tuesday by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. Four in 10 Catholics misunderstood the meaning of their church's central ritual, incorrectly saying that the bread and wine used in Holy Communion are intended to merely symbolize the body and blood of Christ, not actually become them.
So, try it out - how did you do?
FYI - I got 15 out of 15 correct.
**The survey results
I agree with this quote:
"I think that what happens for many Christians is, they accept their particular faith, they accept it to be true and they stop examining it. Consequently, because it's already accepted to be true, they don't examine other people's faiths. That, I think, is not healthy for a person of any faith," he said.