Thursday, September 25, 2008

How deep? How wide? Is it noisey in here?

"The survey shows religion in America is, indeed, 3,000 miles wide and only three inches deep."
             -D. Michael Lindsay, a Rice University sociologist of religion, on the findings of a survey conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, in which 70 percent of Americans with a religious affiliation and 57 percent of evangelical church attenders said they believe many   religions can lead to eternal life. ( 6/24/08)

Which then reminded me of this tidbit of wisdom:
"Waters that make noise are but shallow."
            -John Owen, 17th Century Puritan

1 comment:

  1. Hey Jess! Just happened upon your little blog and saw this quote from Michael Lindsey. We know him well. . . he went to our church in Houston! Such a great guy and doing great academic things for the Lord. His research is fascinating. Just thought I'd drop a line to say I loved seeing him quoted!