Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Gimme That Ol' Time Religion!
I use to think this was the 21st Century.
America's Protestant pastors overwhelmingly reject the theory of evolution and are evenly split on whether the earth is 6,000 years old, according to a survey released Monday by the Southern Baptist Convention.And don't forget that Romney and the however many dwarves are left are off to court these people to become the next President of the United States.
When asked if "God used evolution to create people," 73% of pastors disagreed - 64% said they strongly disagreed - compared to 12% who said they agree.
Asked whether the earth is approximately 6,000 years old, 46% agreed, compared to 43% who disagreed. ...
The Southern Baptist Convention survey, which queried 1,000 American Protestant pastors, also found that 74% believe the biblical Adam and Eve were literal people.
For once, I'm glad I'm old ... enough to not to see the US completely crash and burn!
Did the Southern Baptist convention sponsor this survey?
What outfit conducted the survey?
What was their sampling methodology for "Protestant pastors"? What was their response rate?
How were the questions worded? (For example, I would consider myself as a theistic evolutionist, but because of question wording and data analysis choices, I have been, on these kinds of surveys, categorized as a 'creationist.')
How did they process the data? How did they break out the demographics?
Without knowing that stuff, making conclusions from it is premature.
-- pew sitter, former survey researcher
* The literal truth of the Noah's Ark story in all details.
* Moses wrote all, or nearly all, of the Pentateuch.
* The Sun stood still for Joshua.