You know what they say about converts: Is it true? – Faith & Reason

Religious converts are supposed to be fervent, passionate, zealous — and more so than home-grown believers.

If you spend much time in different houses of worship, you know that “cradle” followers of a denomination or tradition are known to joke about the need for newbies to take it down a few notches.

But a new study from the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life finds that while converts are more religious than others, they are not as different as people think.

Posted via web from Dierckx & Associates

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