News, but not the serious kind
Let’s see..Three letters, begins with a G?
Blog Guy, where did that expression “Is the pope Catholic?” come from?
It’s interesting you should ask that. Judging from a survey released this week, it’s reasonable to wonder how many Americans know the answer.
Let’s just say if there’s a quiz to get into Heaven, it turns out you should copy your answers from a smart atheist.
Blog Guy, the main thing I know about getting to Heaven is it helps to recommend your blog to a lot of folks. So what about this survey?
Well, 29 percent of the people didn’t even know where Jesus was born.
No! Despite the Christmas carol, “O Little Town of Birmingham?”
Yeah. Fewer than half knew the Reformation was inspired by Martin Luther.
You’re kidding! Even after that “I Have a Dream” speech?
It gets even worse. Only 45 percent knew about Mathew, Mark, Luke and John.
The Beatles? These kids today! Incredible!
Yep, it’s really depressing. Listen, barely half knew that the Golden Rule is not one of the Ten Commandments.
The Golden Rule? Come on, EVERYBODY knows you don’t wear white shoes after Labor Day!
So to sum it up, the survey seemed to show that lots of Christians….
Hang on a minute, Blog Guy. Did you say TEN Commandments?
Right: Pope Benedict XVI wears a police cap as he meets a former Australian police officer at the Kenthurst Study Center, in Sydney, July 16, 2008. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano/Pool
Left: An assistant puts final touches to wax figures of ‘The Beatles’ during a promotion for a Beatles musical ‘All You Need Is Love!’ in Berlin, June 26, 2008. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz