On this opinion page in the NY Times, 


Eric Weiner said; "I imagine a religious space that celebrates doubt, encourages experimentation and allows one to utter the word God without embarrassment.."

That rubs me the wrong way sooooo much. Can you really believe in God without bringing the religion into it? Can religion change into what he imagines?

I should be happy that he feels embarrassed by his belief in God.

Are there really as many people as he claims that are undecided?

Well I took a quick look and found this Gallup poll results:


Now raw numbers can say anything you want them to, but I will take a stab at it to see if maybe what I think is at least close to reality.

I do not agree with Eric's opinion. In the Gallup poll numbers, there is a category that Eric could pick called Christian (non-specific) which I think he would fall into, but he puts himself in the None category (because of his embarrassment at his belief in God?)

I may be wrong, but he seems to want to put the unbeliever (a much bigger group according to Gallup) into his smaller group of undecideds. If you were undecided, would you choose None over Christian(non-specific)?

This has been my ranting about Eric Weiner's imagination.

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