Steve Benen at The Maddow Blog posted news items from the “God Machine,” informing us about all kinds of religiony stuff, so please go over and read all about it. Two fascinating little tidbits in particular caught my eye:
1- The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life found the most knowledgeable Americans about religion are atheists and agnostics.
2- Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report found more viruses attached to religious websites than porn websites.
So remember, boys and girls, stay away from them religious sites! They’re dangerous and can infect you with icky, Satany germs!
And then I followed the link in #1, and found this:
Overall, people who score well on the general knowledge questions also tend to do well on the religion questions. Atheists/agnostics and Jews correctly answer an average of roughly seven of the nine general knowledge questions. Among the public overall, the average respondent correctly answers 5.2 of these general knowledge questions.
Since I fall under both the “atheist/agnostic” and “Jew” categories, I really should be a lot more knowledgeable than I am. I chalk that up to exposing myself to too many Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin speeches.