American Public says religious news too polarizing, journalists disagree

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  • The Atheist Provo, UT
    April 11, 2012 7:13 a.m.

    Religion is intentionally divisive:

    (Matthew 10:34-36) - "Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35"For I came to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; 36and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household."

    (Luke 12:51,52) - "Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division; 52for from now on five members in one household will be divided, three against two, and two against three..."

    (Luke 22:36) - "And He said to them, "But now, let him who has a purse take it along, likewise also a bag, and let him who has no sword sell his robe and buy one."

    Until religious believers officially denounce such doctrines and formally remove them from their "scriptures", the world has every right to judge and condemn religion as the enemy of peace and civility.

  • JoeBlow Miami Area, Fl
    April 11, 2012 5:41 a.m.

    "18.9 percent of journalists were "very knowledgeable" about religion"

    And 89.3 percent of journalists pull statistics out of their ear.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    April 10, 2012 11:02 p.m.

    Religious reporting is too polarising because religion itself is too polarising. Journalism is just reflecting reality.

  • franc Kirkland, WA
    April 10, 2012 7:41 p.m.

    Haha ... what does the American Public know? Let's let journalists decide!!