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Inform Thyselves, Faithless Hordes

Topics: Lifestyle & Culture | Add A CommentBy admin | September 20, 2008

Actually, you wacky atheists are a minority at 2%. Ha.

Assuming you’re American, this USA Today article points there’s a pretty good chance you don’t know much about the world’s religions. Why not take a look around for a minute? As Stephen Prothero, author of Religious Literacy points out “…more and more of our national and international questions are religiously inflected…”, so, whether you’re religious or not, these issues are affecting your life. Since it’s the holy month of Ramadan, why not start with this gorgeous Boston Globe photo essay called Observing Ramadan. For some interesting facts (bet you atheists didn’t know you’re only about 2% of the world population; the “non-religionists” are kicking your butt at almost 12% ), check out the obligatory Wikipedia page, which has some interesting graphs and breakdowns by country or religion. And, for a quick insight into why people are killing people for God all the time, check out this Islam 101 page, where in a simple and respectful breakdown of core beliefs, the statement pretty quickly gets made that “God says we’re right and you’re wrong”.