If you want to know about God, you might want to talk to an atheist.
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.
I didn’t know the answer to that Catholic question either. But Martin Luther? I learned about him in high school history class. Don’t Protestant people go to high school? They should be ashamed of themselves.
Anyway, the moral of the story is that people believe in what they believe for social reasons and not because they actually know anything about what they believe. And the same applies to belief in global warming.