Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Faith in Reason

I meant to blog about it a few days ago, but the trip to Davenport didn't leave me too much time for Internet access... There was an interesting column in the WSJ the other day. About the faith of atheists. (Yes, you read that right.)
I had read something months ago about the inverse relationship between conventional religious belief and credence in superstition, astrology and the like. This was something along the same lines. ("31% of people who never worship expressed strong belief in [the occult and paranormal], only 8% of people who attend a house of worship more than once a week [do].") But to me, the most interesting info was this: "Ten percent of atheists pray at least weekly and 12% believe in heaven."

1 comment:

Fred said...

Reminds me of the war dictum: "There are no atheists in foxholes!" It's nice to know that our God is always there to listen to our prayer...even the prayers of folks who "SAY" they do not believe in God...funny thing, God still believes in them!
Father Fred, CMF