Why are people so crazy? New and improved, with action, drama, romance, and even more stupidity than before!
As one might remember from my previous post, one of my teachers often wears a t-shirt with a ridiculous statistic on it. Namely, that 4% of the current generation is Christian. Today, she tried to defend it with the fact that it was referring to the current generation. This, of course, is ridiculous. Also kind of hard to define. Does she mean the people in high school right now? The elementary school kids? Is the current generation the college kids, the 30 year olds? Would it be all of them or some of them? Define, in clear terms, what you mean by it if you're going to use it as a statistic, since, as most people know, it's easy to make statistics lie. However, unless she's pulling her statistics from the Indian subcontinent, it's an obvious lie (even the Middle East is doubtful as being included). So, basically, she's coming up with any way possible for her to be right. Ignore the fact that it would mean that only 1/20 of the population, meaning about 3/20 of the children of Christians, is Christian, even though most children adopt the religion of their parents. Ignore objective reality, where the only other non Christian in my class is a Muslim. In a 20 person class. 2 non Christians. I know that the US isn't representative, but still, it helps show the statistic to be ridiculous.