Monday, February 25, 2008

Religion in America


Michael Lindsay, assistant director of the Center on Race, Religion and Urban Life at Rice University, echoed that view. “Religion is the single most important factor that drives American belief attitudes and behaviors,” said Mr. Lindsay, who had read the Pew report. “It is a powerful indicator of where America will end up on politics, culture, family life. If you want to understand America, you have to understand religion in America.”

-Americans Change Faiths at Rising Rate, Report Finds

1 comment:

Maynard said...

I strongly suspect that the vast bulk of the atheists and agnostics in America are strongly opposed to torture. Meanwhile the majority of those who are religious seem quite happy about it, even enthusiastic.

“Religion is the single most important factor that drives American belief attitudes and behaviors”.
You said it, Mr. Lindsay, but you forget to add that this is a positively bad thing, a major force for evil.