02 January 2016

Because reading the Bible changes you

For several years, I have been reading a wonderful blog - Gruntled Center - written by sociologist Beau Weston. It provides insights into religion and culture that consistently leave me pondering.

Weston recently pointed to a study from Christianity Today, which showed a link between reading the Bible and people's political views:
“Ask an evangelical who is politically conservative, has some college education, has an average level of income, is a biblical literalist, and does not read the Bible, and you’ll have only a 22 percent chance he or she will say reducing consumption is part of ethical living.
Ask the same person, only now they read the Bible, and you’ll have a 44 percent chance they’ll say so.” 
gruntled center
I find this a fascinating example of how reading the Bible changes the way one sees the world.

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