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FRONT PAGE  |  9/25/2016
TUESDAY, NOV 24, 2009  |  3 comments
Obama or God: Who said it?
Americans are confusing President Barack Obama’s messages of hope with quotes from the Bible. A survey released today found 54 percent of U.S. adults attributed a Bible verse about caring for the poor and oppressed to celebrities, politicians, and others including Oprah, Bono, and Angelina Jolie rather than the Bible. Obama received the highest percentage of attributions. The survey¹ found a quarter of U.S. adults attributed the Old Testament verse “You must defend those who are helpless and have no hope. Be fair and give justice to the poor and homeless²” to either Obama or the Dalai Lama. Only 13 percent correctly identified the source as the Bible.

The survey - conducted by Harris Interactive® on behalf of the American Bible Society to coincide with the release of its new Poverty and Justice Bible - also found that:

* Although 80 percent of adults claimed to be familiar with the Bible ...


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News Item11/24/09 7:18 PM
Neil | Tucson  Find all comments by Neil
This article sure reads like a press release for the "Poverty & Justice Bible" from the Am. Bible Society.

I trust they know enough not to confuse verses about divine justice against sin with those about practical justice. Or Biblical justice versus mythical "social justice."

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News Item11/24/09 5:55 PM
Chris Perver | Bangor, N. Ireland  Contact via emailFind all comments by Chris Perver
I must admit, I am not familiar with the version they quoted from, so I probably would have attributed it to some socialist politician too.
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CV | Australia  Find all comments by CV
54 percent of U.S. adults attributed .. Bible verse .. to celebrities, politicians.. rather than the Bible. Although 80 percent of adults claimed to be familiar with the Bible ...

Wonder how the percentages break down for Christians who can't tell Jesus from Budha

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