According to a recent survey, sixty percent of the adult population of the United States believes in a literal interpretation of the Book of Genesis where it states that God created the universe in six days. An appalling majority held several other Biblical stories to be literally true, as well. The only good news from this survey was the indication that people with more education tended toward less literal interpretations.

I think that if I were forced to accept the characters in the Christian stories as actual existing entities then I would be a Satanist. It’s not that I think evil is groovy, or anything like that; I just don’t get why anyone would worship a being who punishes you for acquiring knowledge. There’s something creepy and Orwellian about that, don’t you think?