Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Are Catholics Stupid Liberals?


A little break today from any campaign related postings. However, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life did a study on which the above chart is based. I call it (tongue-in-cheek) "Are Catholics Stupid Liberals?"

It compares belief in Biblical literalism with the proportion of members with postgraduate education in various denominations. Catholics (Pew calls us Roman Catholics but I have no reason to think Eastern Catholics were excluded) rank rather strongly to the left (I'm speaking of the graph, but if you want to think of it as the "left" position, go ahead) questioning Biblical literalism. However, unlike other denominations, it seems to be without any correlation to the degree of postgraduate education.

I'm not sure any of this means anything, but I'm amusing myself with the title I've given it. An old gal needs to have a little fun every now and then!

12 comments:

Milehimama said...

The real question is, why do they assume that people with postgraduate education are smarter than other people?

Katherine said...

I was just trying to make a funny, dear!

Rustler45 said...

Katherine said... I'm not sure any of this means anything....

I can assure you it means nothing. Whoever did that graph knows nothing about Biblical interpretation. You cannot say more Biblical interpretation or less Biblical interpretation. Only an uneducated person would put it like that. Some things in the Bible warrant literal interpretation and others do not due to the different literary vehicles used throughout the Bible.

And besides, a knowlegable Catholic should know that the Bible can only be interpreted in light of Catholic Teaching.

SeanDaly said...

"Are Catholics Stupid Liberals?"

^typo here i'll fix

"Are Liberal Catholics Stupid?"

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But anytime i see Liberal and Catholic connected to e/o the first word that comes to mind is oxymoron.

Anonymous said...

That was really deep, Sean. Thanks for bringing an intellectual angle to this. How are things in high school?

SeanDaly said...

I like Katherine was just trying to make a funny. Why didn't you call her out? But then again, you did make a lame come back under as anonymous. I'm prob asking for too much.

Rustler45 said...

ANONYMOUS SAID (while hiding behind the covers): That was really deep, Sean. Thanks for bringing an intellectual angle to this. How are things in high school?

RUSTLER REPLIES: Even in high school we had names for people like you. Now slither on under the door and quit bothering people.

Bob said...

Tell 'em Rustler. Obama means the end of America as we know it.

Anonymous said...

Well Katherine,Your basic defect is that you try to make a funny out of any given scenario;even when the scenario is as far from funny as it can get.
You have no seriousness,no gravitas,in you ,and you make light of error,heresy,sacrilege and other offenses.
Try laughing off a formal excommunication from Rome for your PC efforts.



You are a foolish woman.
Worse,you aid and give comfort to the enemies of Holy Mother Church with your milquetoaste version of Catholicism that you espouse.


You have no moral absolutes.
Only those elusive ''gray shadings'' that are so popular with all the other relativist types.


If i were you,I'd stay away from the topics of abortion and homosexuality from here on in.
Your support of these offenses,in light of Church Teaching,make you sound like the typical liberal/leftist cafeteria Catholic.
In other words a heretic and hypocrite.
Then again,I never expect anything less from people that subscribe to such a two-faced cult of personality as liberalism.



Dominic.

Rustler45 said...

Dominic, I couldn't have said it better.

It falls on deaf ears.

shiloh said...

Rustler45 said...

Dominic, I couldn't have said it better.

It falls on deaf ears.

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If, as you say, all of your posts are falling on deaf ears, why does one continue to return to Katherine's blog & keep posting your one trick posts hoping for a positive response.

Do you have no place else to go? Are republican blogs just not that interesting? Are you the typical republican troll craving attention by trying to cause mischief at a dem blog.

Just wondering ... Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result!

take care

Anonymous said...

This site is horrible. How can anyone who is a faithful Catholic vote for the enemy of all we hold sacred. The Dem Party left Catholics a long time ago. They are the party of DEATH now. Biden is a Cafeteria, name only Catholic. It is just another B. Hussein Obama trick to fool name only Catholics...