Damn Lies: When Anti-Religious Bigots Use Math to Hate

Mark Twain once famously said, “There are lies, damn lies, and statistics.”

You’ve probably heard some of those lies used by non-believing friends and relations to discredit Christians.  For instance, have you heard that Christians divorce at the same rate as others?  How about the one about Christians being bad tippers?  How about the one that says that the majority of young people are abandoning churches in droves?

It turns out that none of those statements are actually true despite the fact that the people who make these claims often begin their sentences with, “Did you know that studies say…”

Bob Smietana has an excellent piece that debunks these and other lies that are used to discredit believers.  Go and read so you’re prepared for that next water cooler conversation or argument with your brother-in-law.

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