At least that was the recollection of one of the respondents in a survey of 900 Britons published by St. John’s College, Durham University under the auspices of the National Biblical Literacy Survey. Other things said in the survey include:
Biblical illiteracy is astounding:
- Two parables, the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son, are unknown to 60 percent.
- Half were clueless about who Samson and Delilah were.
- A third (only?) had no idea what the Feeding of the 5,000 was all about.
- 40 percent didn’t know from where the idea of Christmas gift-giving came.
Hilarious, if it’s not scary, knowing that this is the state of evangelicalism worldwide.