A Reverend Speaks Up in Defense of Alleged Atheist Caught in the Middle of South Carolina Political Battle
In response to the fracas between South Carolina’s Governor and a state senator over the alleged atheism of a political appointee, there was a wonderful editorial in The State about whether that should even be an issue:
Lloyds Bank, a major chain in England and Wales, makes you pay a hefty fine if you draft more money than you have in your account.
But there are two ways to avoid paying the overdraft fee:
1) Don’t go into the red.
2) Be Muslim.
According to a new terms and conditions booklet sent out by the bank to customers, “Islamic Account” holders will have all overdraft fees waived so they don’t violate Sharia Law, which forbids the “acceptance of specific interest or fees for loans of money.”
In his New York Times column today, Nicholas Kristof writes about religious illiteracy in our country and makes this surprising statement:
Secular Americans are largely ignorant about religion, but, in surveys, religious Americans turn out to be scarcely more knowledgeable.
He doesn’t cite any surveys, but I can, and the results are precisely the opposite. Despite overall low scores, Secular Americans know more about religion than any religious group.