My friend Chad is  a Seattle Seahawks fan. While Seahawks fans are relatively rare to begin with, what makes this even more odd is that Chad is from Pittsburgh. Common sense would say that he should be a proud member of the D.C. chapter of Steeler Nation, but this  is not the case. As the story goes, as a child Chad was given a Dave Krieg Seahawks jersey and the rest is history. His allegiance was sealed. It’s interesting to see how the experiences and impressions we are given at a young age influence, and at times dictate, how we think and live our lives. So it comes as little surprise that a recent Pew Survey on religious knowledge found that many Americans–especially Christians–are not very astute about their own faith or other world religions. Simply put, many are not aware of the fundamentals behind their chosen religion.

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