Looking over numbers from the Harris poll concerning religious belief in America is enough to make you pull your hair out. I guess it’s my own fault for searching for consistency and logic.
Here’s some numbers that jumped out.
80% of Americans believe in God. Good, I guess. But only 88% of Catholics believe in the Resurrection. So, if you’re Catholic and you don’t believe in the Resurrection, what are you? Only 78% believe in the Virgin birth.
And the numbers grow in their ability to disturb such as 40 percent of Catholics believe in Astrology. 26% of Catholics believe in reincarnation. What?!
This reminds me of someone I once heard say, “You don’t have to believe in God to be a good Catholic.” And he meant it. I think the term that needs defining for people is “Catholic.”
In the famous words of Inigo Montoya, “I do not think that word means what you think it means.” Because to me, these numbers are inconceivable.