"We Are The TRUE Religion" Doesn't Hack It Anymore With Americans
This just in:
(CBS/ AP) America remains a nation of believers, but a new survey finds most Americans don't feel their religion is the only way to eternal life - even if their faith tradition teaches otherwise. The findings, revealed Monday in a survey of 35,000 adults, can either be taken as a positive sign of growing religious tolerance, or disturbing evidence that Americans dismiss or don't know fundamental teachings of their own faiths. Among the more startling numbers in the survey, conducted last year by the on Religion and Public Life: 57 percent of evangelical church attenders said they believe many religions can lead to eternal life, in conflict with traditional evangelical teaching.
The "divine" message of religious intolerance is just not reaching the public as much as some of Christianity's leaders would like it to: Rod Parsley, John Hagee, Benny Hinn, Pat Robertson evidently aren't working hard enough to drive home hatred of "non-believers." What is this world coming to? We need people to man the gas ovens for "heathens" not pansy scribes to write love letters to infidels!
Christofascists know that everyone has capacity for hatred somewhere in their heart. This Pew study will only tell them that they have to work harder in reaching that hatred.
Sad but true.