Glenn Beck: Are we religious dummies?

GLENN: On TheBlaze.com today, one of the lead stories is are we religious dummies. Do we ‑‑ what do we know? What do we know? And I want to give, I want to give Stu this test. And don't worry, Stu, if you get a lot wrong because everybody gets ‑‑

STU: They get them all wrong. I'm terrible with this stuff.

GLENN: No, you're not.

STU: No, I am. I'm not.

GLENN: So you know, so you know, the majority of people get only about 40, 48%.

PAT: Of these, of these questions?

GLENN: I know, I had ‑‑

PAT: I don't believe that.

GLENN: That's true.

STU: I'm not going to be good. This is like a history ‑‑

GLENN: It's okay.

STU: I don't want to be the one ‑‑ give it to Jeffy. He's going to get them all wrong and we can laugh at him.

GLENN: We'll put both of you guys on. It really, honestly there's no shame in this. Most people don't know these questions. There's really no shame in this. Stu I think there is and I think that's why I'm being asked.

GLENN: I'm going to start with the easy ones. Public schoolteachers cannot lead class in prayer. True or false?

STU: Oh, okay. So they are more like ‑‑ they are not like religious history questions?

GLENN: Well, no, no. You'll see. Public schoolteachers cannot lead class in prayer. True or false?

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STU: No, not the More‑On Trivia music! I would say that they probably could, but they certainly don't. But I would say ‑‑ I would say, technically I would say they could do it.

PAT: Public schoolteachers lead, leading the kids in prayer? Well, no, that's ‑‑ it's unconstitutional.

GLENN: Unconstitutional. Can't do it.

PAT: Can't do that.

GLENN: An atheist is someone who does ‑‑

STU: They could do it. They would just be in violation of the Constitution.

PAT: They would be fired.

GLENN: Atheist is someone who does not believe in God. True or false?

STU: Does not believe in God? I would say that is true.

GLENN: Mother Teresa was a Catholic, true or false?

STU: Sure. I have no idea.

GLENN: You don't know? Jeffy, do you know?

STU: Don't know, don't care.

JEFFY: I want to say yes but I don't know for sure.

PAT: I think she was Presbyterian, wasn't she?

GLENN: She believed your soul went up on the roof and then you couldn't get it back down.

Moses was the biblical figure who led the exodus from Egypt, true or false?

PAT: Seriously, that's one of them?

GLENN: Yeah, 72%, only 72% of Americans know this. Do you know?

STU: I'm sorry. Say it again?

GLENN: Moses was the Bible figure who led the exodus from Egypt.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Yes. Jesus was born in Bethlehem. True or false?

STU: Yes.

GLENN: 71% know that. The Constitution says government shall ‑‑

PAT: I thought it was Detroit. No?

GLENN: Government says ‑‑ Constitution says the government shall neither establish, nor interfere with religion.

STU: Well, federally, yes.

GLENN: Yes. Most people in Pakistan are Muslim, true or false?

PAT: That's a toughy.

STU: I would say yes.

PAT: That's true.

GLENN: The Golden Rule is not one of the Ten Commandments, true or false?

STU: The Golden Rule, thou shall not ‑‑

GLENN: Do unto others ‑‑

STU: Yeah, that's not a ten.

GLENN: The Koran is not the Islamic holy book. True or false?

STU: I feel ‑‑ all these feel like trick questions but I feel like it is the Islamic holy book.

GLENN: Yes, it is. The Koran is the Islamic holy book. Do you know how many people in America know that? And by the way, these are not true or false. In the actual survey they're multiple choice.

STU: Wow.

GLENN: Yeah. The Koran is the Islamic holy book. What would you guess the percentage of Americans that say, oh, yeah, yeah, the Koran? Oh, yeah, it's Muslim?

STU: 75%?

PAT: It's got to be low now because you've set it up that way.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: I'd be amazed if it's anything over 3% of Americans.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: It is 54%.

PAT: That's pathetic.

GLENN: Only 54%.

PAT: That's sad. I mean, come on.

GLENN: Ramadan is the Islamic holy month. True or false?

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: 52% know that.

PAT: Joseph Smith was a Mormon. True or false?

STU: True.

PAT: Not initially.

STU: Not initially.

GLENN: Let's see. The Dalai Lama is a Buddhist.

STU: True.

PAT: True.

GLENN: Martin Luther inspired the reformation.

STU: True.

GLENN: Only 46% know that.

PAT: That's amazing.

GLENN: The Jewish Sabbath begins on Friday, Saturday or Sunday?

STU: Saturday.

JEFFY: Friday.

STU: Oh, yeah, because Friday ‑‑ right. Sunset to sundown? Right, okay.

GLENN: Only 45%. The four gospels are ‑‑

STU: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John.

PAT: Very good.

GLENN: 45% know that. Less than a third know, most people in Indonesia are... what religion?

STU: Indonesia? Less than a third? Wait, wait.

GLENN: Less than a third know this in America.

STU: Oh, okay. Most people in Indonesia ‑‑

GLENN: Most people in Indonesia are what religion?

STU: I would say Muslim.

GLENN: Muslim. Only 27% know that.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: Public schoolteachers, can they read from the Bible as an example of literature?

STU: Technically they could, again, but I would say yes.

GLENN: 23% of the American people agree with you, and you would be correct. Now, Pat and I had an argument off the air that there's no teacher in America that would do that.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Can you imagine the heat?

STU: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: If you said, you know what good literature is? We're going to read the gospel of Mark.

PAT: Oh, they would be ‑‑ they would be drummed out of their job.

STU: I was thinking almost like you refer to it. But I mean, that's not literature, I guess. I would be surprised if anybody does that in a similar public school.

GLENN: True or false: Jonathan Edwards participated in the first great awakening?

STU: I know he's with that filmmaker and then they were ‑‑ they slept together and then he lost ‑‑ he already lost the campaign but then it was the Inquirer who ‑‑

PAT: There are two Americas. Why? Why?

GLENN: Let's say that John Edwards is channelling the original Jonathan Edwards.

PAT: The nice one with the really big house.

STU: So he was a remake? What was the question one more time?

GLENN: Jonathan Edwards participated in the first great awakening.

STU: Hmmm. I'm going to go with yes.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: A complete guess.

GLENN: Never heard of him? We talked about him before.

STU: You said Jonathan Edwards and you said great awakening and they said what are the odds that they just made up a name that he was not part of the great awakening. That's the reason I'm going to admit it.

GLENN: We've talked about him with Whitefield. Jonathan Edwards is the guy from Yale that was ‑‑ you don't care. And then this one I don't even ‑‑ this one I don't even know how to pronounce. The Maimonides.

STU: Maimonides, yep.

GLENN: Were Jewish, true or false.

PAT: Oh, the Maimonides?

GLENN: You know, the Maimonides. The fighting Maimonides.

PAT: We ran them out.

GLENN: Was a football team.

STU: I'm going to go with obviously ‑‑

PAT: I mean, please.

STU: Yea ‑‑

PAT: Don't even insult my intelligence. No.

GLENN: You are going to go with no?

PAT: Yes/no.

STU: Partially.

GLENN: (Laughing).

PAT: I'm going to go with the Yoda answer? Yes? No, no ‑‑ yes.

GLENN: (Laughing).

PAT: No, no, yes.

GLENN: Would you like a lifeline on that?

PAT: Yeah, I'd like to phone a friend.

GLENN: Okay.

STU: Could we do a 50/50?

GLENN: Hello, Pat?

PAT: The Maimonides.

GLENN: I have no idea. You shouldn't have called me. The answer is yes.

PAT: Yes, yes. Yes.

STU: Obvious.

PAT: No, no.

GLENN: 8% knew that one.

PAT: I'm among them.

GLENN: Me, too.

PAT: I'm among the 92 who don't. I never heard of the Maimonides.

GLENN: Let's be honest. It's probably 97% that didn't. The other percentage was, I'm guessing, I have no idea.

PAT: Yes? Yes? No?

GLENN: That to me is astounding that only 55% know that the Golden Rule is not one of the Ten Commandments. If we would just put them in front of our courthouses again, we would know these things.

PAT: The interesting thing about this survey or this quiz, too, is that it seems to be set up to say that atheists, because they ‑‑ apparently they scored the best in this thing, so atheists have actually looked into religion and because they are smarter and they know more about any ‑‑ that's why they're atheists. 20.9% of atheists knew this stuff? Is that how that works?

GLENN: You know, but I don't think that's necessarily untrue if you got to your atheism because you said, I want to challenge. I don't think ‑‑ you know, whatever it is that you're challenged on, if you're not challenged, it doesn't lead you to atheism. It didn't me. Question with boldness the very existence of God.

PAT: And you looked into absolutely everything.

GLENN: Everything. I looked into all of them.

PAT: Everything.

STU: I wonder, too, if that's the ‑‑ I mean, because you are talking about things that are outside of your faith. If you're one of those faiths.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: You might not know the answers about Indonesia.

GLENN: Correct.

STU: It might be things you looked into. But if you're an atheist, maybe you looked into all of them and you might know more about each one.

GLENN: I mean, you are just ‑‑ how many of us are the walking dead: Look, I don't have a problem if you're a Catholic or a Baptist or a Buddhist or whatever. I don't have a problem if you're an atheist. You be whatever you want, but just know it. Know why you are that. Don't just go through life sleeping. It's far too important. There is no choice, no choice bigger than, does God exist, what is my relationship to Him and is there a purpose for me. There's nothing. So why are you just walking through life as a zombie? Know it. Know it. You're better to be an agnostic.

PAT: Would you say there's a phrase that best describes that theory of yours? To know these things?

GLENN: Well, I ‑‑

PAT: Is there one historical figure maybe you think might have said something? I mean ‑‑

GLENN: Let me just pull this one out.

PAT: All right.

GLENN: Question with boldness even the very existence of God, for if there be a god, he must surely rather honest questioning over blindfolded fear.

PAT: How weird that you had something right there.

GLENN: Well, I had it right ‑‑

PAT: At the tip of your fingers.

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