Easter is just a few bunny hops away, but the percentage of Americans who will search for eggs or otherwise mark the occasion is in decline, according to a new study on Bible readership.
A Washington Times article bearing the unbiased headline “Going to hell in a handbasket” says, for the first time, the number of Americans skeptical of the Bible is equal to the number who believe the words are inspired directly by God and contain no errors except for maybe a few of the tricky passages.
Overall, the number of Americans skeptical of the Bible has increased 10 percent since 2011, according to the 2014 “State of the Bible” report by The American Bible Society.
Who do we have to blame for this portent of doom?
Young people, the so-called “Millennial Generation” (who range in age from 18-29) must be too busy taking “selfies” or copying-and-pasting links on Reddit to heed the book last updated some 2,000 years ago.
Here’s some hard facts from the survey:
Some older folks are fighting back.
In Louisiana, which declared Mardi Gras a state holiday in 1875, politicians are trying to make the Bible the state’s official book, despite the real threat of lawsuits.
I would advise you to “keep the faith” but that might entail you doing something ridiculous like the young and Godless disciples of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, who are “rejoicing” because they can now buy tax-exempt colanders to wear as religious headgear.
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