Erin Zorn discusses the PEW Religion study from yesterday…
It all adds up to whopping proof of the existence of what I’m calling the Humble Majority—the roughly three-quarters of us who feel that, at some point, the great riddles of life are, in fact, riddles.
The Humble Majority is a spiritually diverse crowd, to say the least. But the poll indicates those people share a common view that no single religion or philosophical system has a monopoly on the Absolute Truth.
I think he’s essentially correct, and I need to try to remember that. In the scorn that I have for those who seem to vilify, scare, and distort, I forget that the vast majority of Americans are reasonable, tolerant, and humble when it comes to their spirituality.
When I complain about the ‘crazies’ becoming too popular, I need to refocus. By allowing any part of my day to be filled with their hateful ramblings, I perpetuate their popularity. I need to remember the Humble Majority and not waste a second thought on the intolerant few.