Religious illiteracy alarms educators - half of American senors think Sodom and Gomorah were married

Religious illiteracy alarms educators - half of American senors think Sodom and Gomorah were married

MONTREAL – Half of American high-school seniors surveyed recently thought Sodom and Gomorrah were a married couple. A McGill University professor’s reference to the patience of Job drew blank stares from students in his religion course. An art history teacher in France found children were mystified by the “strange bird” (a dove representing the Holy Ghost) common in Renaissance paintings.
Until recently, such confusion was little more than fodder for faculty-room jokes, evidence of the increasing secularism of Western societies. But educators attending a conference at McGill University yesterday heard there is growing recognition in Europe and North America that religious illiteracy creates serious barriers between cultures.
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Well, the “educators” aren’t helping, like my history professor who claims the KKK is a “religious organization made up of Protestants and Catholics.” :mad:

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