Britons hold an interesting set of beliefs

I am not sure what to make of the various polls I’ve seen regarding what people in Britain believe.

“A new survey from theology think-tank Theos has found that 80 percent of people in the United Kingdom do not believe in creationism and intelligent design.

At the same time, almost half of British people did not know who wrote “On the Origin of Species,” in which Charles Darwin introduces evolution.

Interestingly, the poll found that five percent of adults believed Darwin to be the author of “A Brief History of Time” by Stephen Hawking, another three percent thought he wrote Richard Dawkins’ “The God Delusion,” while one percent thought him to be the author of cookery book “The Naked Chef.”

“The opinions of atheists are especially interesting. 23% of respondents identified themselves as such, but 14% of these think Easter was about Jesus dying for the sins of the world, 12% believe he rose again from the dead, and, remarkably, 7% think he was son of God.”

I love how 7% of the atheists there think Jesus was the son of God, and 12% believe he rose from the dead.

I guess this line from the first article is the take away, “The research clearly indicates there is a great deal of confusion about what people believe and why they believe it.”

We need to teach the word of God – evangelize and disciple. People must trust the word of God. It seems like at least some of the atheists there get the idea. :)


One Response

  1. Nothing surprises me about the UK. However, these pagans are just waiting for the true “kergyma” of the Apostolic Gospel! We must be wise in how we who truly believe live and preach it. Perhaps our society, both the UK and American culture, is much more like that in St. Paul’s day. Just waiting for the reality of the true Christian Gospel, both lived & preached, as the early Christians.

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