This column was published on UPI’s ReligionandSpirituality.com on October 30, 2006. It also headlined the UPI webpage’s religion section that day.
Americans have a problem when we talk about religion. Most of us think we’re more knowledgeable than actually we are, and, as a result, the plague of stereotypes traps us in our ignorance and foments enmity between religious communities.
Allow me to illustrate the American attachment to religious stereotypes by inviting you, esteemed reader, to play a game of “Religion Trivia:”