An ABC News poll done in 2004 of 1011 adults reveals that %60 of them believe the story of Noah’s Arc as being ‘literally true’. %60. Now, if we consider that that is a random sample of the American population we can say that %60 of Americans take the story to be literally true. (I know that really it is not representative – but nonetheless, stick with me here) %60 of Americans believe that god told an old man to build a boat and put two of every animal on earth on the boat. DEAR GOD I CAN’T BELIEVE ANYONE THINKS THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE ANYTHING BUT A STORY. I can understand it as a story . . . as something to teach a lesson. But literally – come on, even I’m not that stupid.
It’s things like this that make me cry people. They make me cry. I want to be proud of the USA . . . I really do. But when you get statistics like that it makes it damn near impossible.
I know this post seems a bit harsh. I’m not mad at the people. They’ve been brain-washed. I’m mad at the society that lets this ignorance continue. Any other type of ignorance and we shun it. We tell people to go to school. But if it is religion . . . then we are taught to respect it. It’s time we treat ignorance like ignorance.