Saturday, February 15, 2014

Insanity: "Half of adults polled think Harry Potter and Hunger Games could be Biblical"

This from Fr. Z, who is at the Detroit Institute of Art today. He writes:
It often seems that, these days, the odds are never in our favor.

I take time out from my furious conference preparation (on art coming up in Detroit) to present something that only confirms the great fruits of Vatican II and the magnificent benefits we have gained from decades of liberal Left domination of Catholic education, the breakdown of clear preaching, the erosion of the family, timid clerical oversight, shabby liturgical worship unworthy of the name....

First on display, this (biretta tip Pewsitter) comes from WND:

Stunning results also reveal 1 in 3 don’t know Nativity is in Scripture

A new poll conducted by the Bible Society reveals that more than half of the adults who responded believe “The Hunger Games” are biblical and one in three say “Harry Potter” could be a storyline from the sacred text.

“While these statistics may appear surprising at first glance, they are symptomatic of the fact that many children indicate they have never read, seen or even heard these stories,” the poll of respondents from the United Kingdom explained.
Very hard to believe this. But Fr. Z's article goes on with other sources and other, just as bizarre examples.

[Hat tip to GN]