Wednesday, November 01, 2006

A better job than God?

A 2001 poll of 931 self-designated Christians in Britain reveals deep confusion about how Jesus would live in the 21st century. NOP Research Group (company slogan: "Knowledge Is Power") conducted the poll for the religious division of British publisher Hodder & Stoughton. Sure the poll is a bit dated, but man oh man:
  • 34 percent of evangelicals consider evangelism unspeakably intolerant;
  • 29 percent of Trinitarians believe that Jesus might be a Wiccan today;
  • 61 percent of theologians say that only Hitler and Stalin will go to hell (flit exists); and
  • 37 percent of Christians believe they would do a better job than God of presiding over a just and righteous universe (in which, to quote C.S. Lewis, "It might truly be said at the end of each day, 'a good time was had by all'").
A better job than God? Would that be, uh, like...idolatry? Christianity Today, 00095753, 10/01/2001, Vol. 45, Issue 12


At 4:39 PM, Blogger Marshall said...

Better job than God? Yeah. It doesn't sound like they have thought deeply about the world we live in. To me that is like a child saying she wished she could eat candy all the time. One day you have to grow up and realize life is'nt about candy.

At 8:06 AM, Blogger Neil said...

It just goes to show how polls about religion can be misleading. So many people call themselves Christians then say the most bizaree, non-Christian things.


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