Only half of Britons believe in Christs resurrectionMarch 15th, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 15 (ANI): A quarter of Britons dont believe that Jesus conquered death and rose from the grave, according to a new research.
However, according to the survey, 57 per cent of adults believe that Jesus was crucified, buried and rose from the dead.
For over a quarter of the British population, the fundamental parts of the Easter story have no real meaning, the survey found.
According to results, 2 in 5 people regard Jesus as the son of God, whereas just over half think that he was just a holy prophet.
The online survey of 1100 Britons was conducted by Theos the public theology think-tank.
The results show a healthy number of people who do still believe in what the New Testament teaches both about Jesus and about their own ultimate future, but also a fair amount of predictable confusion about what resurrection itself actually is, Times Online quoted The Bishop of Durham, Tom Wright, as saying.
Resurrection isnt a fancy way of saying life after death - its a way of talking about a further stage, life after life after death, he said.
Paul Woolley, Theos director, said: The fact that over half of Britons believe that Jesus rose from the dead is particularly striking and demonstrates that society is not as secular as we often imagine it to be. (ANI)
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