Thursday, November 17, 2016

literal theology

Churches that are theologically conservative with beliefs based on a literal interpretation of the Bible grow faster than those with a liberal orientation, according to a five-year academic study.
“If we are talking solely about what belief system is more likely to lead to numerical growth among Protestant churches, the evidence suggests conservative Protestant theology is the clear winner,” said David Haskell, the Canadian study’s lead researcher.
I wonder whether this trend, if true, would account for the attractiveness of such groups as Islamic State and/or hardline political governance. It's so much easier when things are easy and "easy" is one of the promises of both religion and government.

Duck and cover.


  1. Easy isn't so much the appeal as certainty.
    Then you don't have to think any more.

  2. Angry and lazy are a bad combination.