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People Believe Falsehoods

Originally published at BunkBlog. You can comment here or there.

This is quite frightening.  55% of those polled think the Constitution of the United States established a Christian nation.  There is not one mention of any deity in the Constitution; not one.
Half say teachers should use the Bible as a factual textbook in history classes.  Seriously?  Did you know there’s no archaeological evidence for the Jews wandering in the desert for forty years?  Did you think that three million people might have left a slight impression?

56% think that freedom of religion applies to everyone.  The others say that there are some groups that don’t deserve the same freedom they want for themselves.
On the plus side, “only” 25% say the First Amendment goes too far, which is better than five years ago, when it was half.

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just_jenn
Sep. 18th, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)
What's so stupid about those 55% is that they apparently forget that the very premise for this nations existence was to escape religious persecution from England so that people could have the freedom to believe what they wanted.
Irony, indeed.
andysocial
Sep. 18th, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC)
Pull up the ladder, I'm aboard
I guess, once you have the freedom to do things, why care about others?
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