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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Hypocritical - who us?

Recent polling data from Gallup showed that of 1000 Americans, 42% labeled themselves "born-again" or "evangelical" however another poll of 1000 Americans showed that only 22% hold to core beliefs of their faith. (article link)

The beliefs in question were:
  1. Engage in evangelism
  2. Underwent a born again experience
  3. Believe the bible is the actual word of God

So if I'm to understand this it would be comparable to 420 out of 1000 Americans say they are Ney York Yankee fans, but only 220 out of 1000 Americans say they have ever watched a game, talked about a game with friends, or even really believe that the Yankees are worth watching. If 1 out of every 2 Yankee fans you met were this way, I probably wouldn't want to be associated with the Yankees.

Perhaps this quote sums it all up

"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."

-- Mahatma Gandhi