The problem with PBS' Faithbook.

The problem with PBS' Faithbook.

  1. Umbramatic
    Recently, PBS created a site called Faithbook in order to help them with a survey about the religious beliefs of people in America. It seems like a good idea, right?

    Unfortunately, the results have been skewed.

    More than half of the site is made up of atheists. At least, they're some of the most viewed people on the site. Neither explanation bodes well for the project. (the REAL problem, of course,is that most of them are the snobby kind)

    (If you view it, note how they quote atheist "prophets" just as much as religious people do. I'm not totally sure it means anything, but I thought it was interesting.)

    America is a very religious nation, so there's something wrong. Are people from more secular countries hijacking the project? Are they simply more vocal? Does it have something to do with the friendly way PBS has treated some atheists ( Penn and Teller come to mind.) What do you all think?

    Oh, and if you want to protest it, they have the email adress on their website. I can't link to it right now, since I'm on my ITouch, but just google PBS faithbook, go to the Help page, and copy- paste the email link to your email system of choice. It probably won't do much, but hey, at least we tried, right?
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