The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life has released the results of a survey of religious knowledge in America. I don't know what is more amazing: Americans scored so low on Biblical knowledge and religion in general or that Dr. Claude Mariottini and John Loftus have both independently written about it. Dr. Mariottini is a Christian therefore he and I find it sad and I agree with him that it's the church's responsibility to make sure people know what they believe and why they should believe it. Loftus on the other hand believes its evidence against Christianity. Can't see the forest for the trees. Of the 32 questions in the articles cited there were ony examples of a few of them. None of them were hard and I'm not surprised that atheists and agnostics scored higher. I would have liked to have seen harder questions like "Did the Council of Nicea (325 AD) set the Bible canon?" Or "Did Jesus claim to be God?" Or howabout "Does the Trinity doctrine presuppose three gods?" Many of the atheists and agnostics I have spoken with would fail these."
Dr. Claude Mariottini - Professor of Old Testament: Religious Illiteracy in America
Pew Survey: Atheists Know the Most About Religion!