But nobody reads the Quran, any more than they read Numbers, or Leviticus, or Acts, or the Book of Mormon (which is a REAL hoot).
You are correct about Numbers. It is is rarely read. Quran, Acts, and the Book of Mormon, you are incorrect.
Mormon's do read the Book the of Mormon. There are only 15 million Mormons but many read the book daily. I'm interested in what you think is a "REAL hoot" about the BOM, though.
Also, most devout Catholics and other Christian religions read the Bible, but I've heard that they stick mostly to Psalms and the New Testament. In fact, on my mission, many Christians had partial Bibles that only contained Psalms and the New Testament. However, Acts is read slightly less than the four gospels, but it is read.
And I have two Muslim coworkers that I've worked with long enough to call friends. Both have the Quran app on their phones and read it often, if not daily. That is not a large enough sample size to make a statistical analysis.
Anyway, other than Numbers, the books you mentioned ARE read.
Also, you might be surprised to find that most of those who are devout, are quite scientific as well. You might be surprised to find out how many scientists are extremely religious.
I find a lot of people who are agnostic or atheist have actually made science their religion. Most aren't even practicing scientists, and instead of looking to the scientific method to teach them new ideas, they have "faith" in theories despite science not yet having proven or disproven them. They use science as their religion not to further science, but to attack religion. Your comments are pretty close to putting you in this bucket.
Locke, Thomas Jefferson, and a handful of others created new memes a few hundred years ago.
Yes, one of them was 'Separation of Church and State'. They carefully chose the word "Church" because they did not wast a 'Separation of God and State.' The wanted all to believe in God, but at the same time, they wanted no organized religion, or church, to have a hold of the government. And even though this meme didn't make it into the constitution, or in even in the Amendment people assume has this meme, the Judicial system has most recently been interpreting laws as if 'Separation of God and State' were in the constitution.