Prothero, Stephen. Religious Literacy (p. 1). HarperOne. Kindle Edition.
What are the harms done in our society because of religious illiteracy? What are the harms done to Unitarian Universalists due to their religious illiteracy?
Unitarian Univeralists covenant together to affirm and promote seven principles the third of which is acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations. How is this to be accomplished from a place of ignorance? It would seem that a basic course in faith development for UUs would be an overview course in world religions and how these religions have shared cultures and society and how cultures and society have shaped them.
It seems that most Americans which includes UUs can’t name the major scriptures of the major religions. Go ahead and give it a try. What are the major scriptures of the world’s biggest religions: Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Taoism, and here in the U.S. Mormonism? Answers are in the comments. Let us know who you did on the quiz.