Believe it or not, there is a “Belief Blog” at the CNN website, which I occasionally read. They are sometimes insightful, but are usually skewed by a liberal (and anti-biblical) bias. They recently posted an article titled “10 Things the Belief Blog Learned in Its First Year.” Their 10 lessons are a mixed bag of sad & interesting (even encouraging) points:
1 • Every big news story has a faith angle.
2 • Atheists are the most fervent commenters on matters religious.
3 • People are still intensely curious about the Bible, its meaning and its origins.
4 • Most Americans are religiously illiterate.
5 • It’s impossible to understand much of the news without knowing something about religion.
6 • Regardless of where they fit on the spectrum, people want others to understand what they believe.
7 • Americans still have an uneasy relationship with Islam.
8 • God may not prevent natural disasters, but religion is always a big part of the response.
9 • Apocalyptic movements come and go.
10 • Most Americans don’t know that President Barack Obama is a Christian.