A new study shows that, if you ask 10 Roman Catholics in America about transubstantiation, 4.5 of them will look at you blankly and go “huh?” This despite the fact that this, the belief that the wine and the wafer one consumes during Communion ACTUALLY BECOME the blood and the body of Jesus Christ, is a basic, foundational tenet of their faith.
Nearly half of Protestants in America do not know who Martin Luther was.
And atheists and agnostics know more about religion than anybody else.
I think this study belies a sad truth about these Untied States of America: A hell of a lots of peoples are staking their entire lives on a big pile of lies and misinformation. Many of our friends on the “conservative” side of the aisle base many of their political ideas on their religious faith. And now, according to this study, many Americans are actually even illiterate regarding that.
Isn’t that something?