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Young Adults are Less Religious

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Survey: 72% of Millennials 'more spiritual than religious' - USATODAY.com

Key findings in the phone survey, conducted in August and released today:

•65% rarely or never pray with others, and 38% almost never pray by themselves either.

•65% rarely or never attend worship services.

•67% don't read the Bible or sacred texts.

Many are unsure Jesus is the only path to heaven: Half say yes, half no.
 

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They seek the truth but don't know where to find it.
 

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Survey: 72% of Millennials 'more spiritual than religious' - USATODAY.com

Key findings in the phone survey, conducted in August and released today:

•65% rarely or never pray with others, and 38% almost never pray by themselves either.

•65% rarely or never attend worship services.

•67% don't read the Bible or sacred texts.

Many are unsure Jesus is the only path to heaven: Half say yes, half no.

Did they conduct this poll on cell phones, or land lines? Does anyone even have land lines anymore? :confused:
 

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Who needs faith or the church when you have Big Daddy Big Gubmint?

See that's the problem. Socialism, in it's various forms, is what some of the young are accepting as their secular religion. It provides false faith, false hope, and false charity.
 

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Young folks feel "bullet proof". As you get older, especially much older, you begin to hope that God is as forgiving as he is billed to be.
 

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Who needs faith or the church when you have Big Daddy Big Gubmint?

See that's the problem. Socialism, in it's various forms, is what some of the young are accepting as their secular religion. It provides false faith, false hope, and false charity.

Really, is that what the kids are saying today? That's scary if true. Thank goodness my daughter has a good foundation in faith from me and my family, and is able to make her own choices of what she wants to believe.
 

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Who needs faith or the church when you have Big Daddy Big Gubmint?

See that's the problem. Socialism, in it's various forms, is what some of the young are accepting as their secular religion. It provides false faith, false hope, and false charity.

Really, is that what the kids are saying today? That's scary if true. Thank goodness my daughter has a good foundation in faith from me and my family, and is able to make her own choices of what she wants to believe.

her own choices?

or YOUR own choices?

I was afraid my daughters would be affected by secular liberals so I home schooled them.

Which gave the me opportunity, priviledge and power to REALLY BRAINWASH and INDOCTRINATE my daughters into believing what I TOLD them to believe...or else...

now my daughters are able to make their own decisions! (as pre-approved by me)

the thing is...
i'm not sure if my daughters are more afarid of god....or me...?

well
as long as they are deathly afraid of SOMEONE so that they don't make any decisions that will piss me or god off....

It is such a good feeling to know that through diligent brainwashing I was able to raise 2 daughters who "think for themselves"
 

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See that's the problem. Socialism, in it's various forms, is what some of the young are accepting as their secular religion. It provides false faith, false hope, and false charity.

Really, is that what the kids are saying today? That's scary if true. Thank goodness my daughter has a good foundation in faith from me and my family, and is able to make her own choices of what she wants to believe.

her own choices?

or YOUR own choices?

I was afraid my daughters would be affected by secular liberals so I home schooled them.

Which gave the me opportunity, priviledge and power to REALLY BRAINWASH and INDOCTRINATE my daughters into believing what I TOLD them to believe...or else...

now my daughters are able to make their own decisions! (as pre-approved by me)

the thing is...
i'm not sure if my daughters are more afarid of god....or me...?

well
as long as they are deathly afraid of SOMEONE so that they don't make any decisions that will piss me or god off....

It is such a good feeling to know that through diligent brainwashing I was able to raise 2 daughters who "think for themselves"

Man you're an idiot.

Did you not read, "Make her own choices?"

Do you really think teens are that stupid, that they can't think for themselves? You have no idea what my daughter believes or doesn't believe, so quit making generalizations of what YOU think people are like who believe in God.


You're just like those freaky right wing nuts that calls everyone 'Libtards' :cuckoo:
 

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Really, is that what the kids are saying today? That's scary if true. Thank goodness my daughter has a good foundation in faith from me and my family, and is able to make her own choices of what she wants to believe.

her own choices?

or YOUR own choices?

I was afraid my daughters would be affected by secular liberals so I home schooled them.

Which gave the me opportunity, priviledge and power to REALLY BRAINWASH and INDOCTRINATE my daughters into believing what I TOLD them to believe...or else...

now my daughters are able to make their own decisions! (as pre-approved by me)

the thing is...
i'm not sure if my daughters are more afarid of god....or me...?

well
as long as they are deathly afraid of SOMEONE so that they don't make any decisions that will piss me or god off....

It is such a good feeling to know that through diligent brainwashing I was able to raise 2 daughters who "think for themselves"

Man you're an idiot.

Did you not read, "Make her own choices?"

Do you really think teens are that stupid, that they can't think for themselves? You have no idea what my daughter believes or doesn't believe, so quit making generalizations of what YOU think people are like who believe in God.


You're just like those freaky right wing nuts that calls everyone 'Libtards' :cuckoo:

we brought my daughter to church and sunday school for years.

our church's covenant is ""With love for each other, and with respect for each person's search for truth, we unite--in the spirit of Jesus--for the worship of God and the service of our neighbors."

on her coming of age day, when she addressed the congregation from the pulpit as is the custom, she announced that after much thought on the matter, she had decided she was a wiccan. everyone applauded.

go figure
 

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Who needs faith or the church when you have Big Daddy Big Gubmint?

See that's the problem. Socialism, in it's various forms, is what some of the young are accepting as their secular religion. It provides false faith, false hope, and false charity.

socialism has nothing to do with why young adult are not religious:cuckoo:

It sure wasn't socialism that made me stop believing in religion, and it had everything to do with what was written in the bible, and what I saw at church. Young people starting thinking for themselves, and this pattern didn't start with us.
 

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Who needs faith or the church when you have Big Daddy Big Gubmint?

See that's the problem. Socialism, in it's various forms, is what some of the young are accepting as their secular religion. It provides false faith, false hope, and false charity.

socialism has nothing to do with why young adult are not religious:cuckoo:

It sure wasn't socialism that made me stop believing in religion, and it had everything to do with what was written in the bible, and what I saw at church. Young people starting thinking for themselves, and this pattern didn't start with us.

I never said that it has to do with why young adults are not religious. Im saying that some of them are accepting it as their secular religion.
 

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Survey: 72% of Millennials 'more spiritual than religious' - USATODAY.com

Key findings in the phone survey, conducted in August and released today:

•65% rarely or never pray with others, and 38% almost never pray by themselves either.

•65% rarely or never attend worship services.

•67% don't read the Bible or sacred texts.

Many are unsure Jesus is the only path to heaven: Half say yes, half no.

Yet another step towards Communism. Thanks Bush-II and Bush-III (a.k.a., Obama)!!!!!!
 

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Survey: 72% of Millennials 'more spiritual than religious' - USATODAY.com

Key findings in the phone survey, conducted in August and released today:

•65% rarely or never pray with others, and 38% almost never pray by themselves either.

•65% rarely or never attend worship services.

•67% don't read the Bible or sacred texts.

Many are unsure Jesus is the only path to heaven: Half say yes, half no.

Yet another step towards Communism. Thanks Bush-II and Bush-III (a.k.a., Obama)!!!!!!

or McCarthyism. ;)
 

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Survey: 72% of Millennials 'more spiritual than religious' - USATODAY.com

Key findings in the phone survey, conducted in August and released today:

•65% rarely or never pray with others, and 38% almost never pray by themselves either.

•65% rarely or never attend worship services.

•67% don't read the Bible or sacred texts.

Many are unsure Jesus is the only path to heaven: Half say yes, half no.

Yet another step towards Communism. Thanks Bush-II and Bush-III (a.k.a., Obama)!!!!!!

or McCarthyism. ;)

or being a red sox fan :eek:
 

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Some people think the Salem Witch trials took place because the rural towns people could not handle the fact, the people who lived by the port/ocean were less pure/religious.
 

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You want to know why kids today don't believe in religion as much as their parents?

The Internet. Why? Because kids are naturally curious.

"Why is the sky blue?" "Where do clouds come from?" "How does the sun know when to get up?"

These are all questions that every parent gets, and many cannot answer in a manner that the children find acceptable. So what do they do? They talk to their friends, sign onto the internet and start looking for answers.

The problem isn't in the seeking of knowledge and truth, the problem comes in when the parents cannot answer the questions that the child asks about faith. When they are told "thats' just the way it is", they tend to look around to see if there is something else that the parents missed.

When the child finds out that its based on a non logical story, they then think it doesn't work and go on to find something else that will give their lives meaning.

I had the same crisis of faith myself, because growing up in foster care, each family I was placed with told me that the people I'd just left were heathens, and if I wanted to be saved and considered good, I had to believe as they did.

After about 5 or 6 of those, I kinda thought Christianity was a crock, which is why I became a Taoist.

However.........Tao is a philosophy rather than a religion and teaches you to examine everything. I applied it to Christianity and found out something interesting.

For a religion that is supposed to unite all mankind, people of various denominations are so busy showing that their way is the "right" way, to the exclusion of all others (watch Northern and Southern Baptists go at it sometime), because they want to be "first" in Heaven.

Interestingly enough, everyone gets in. See the Lost Gospel of Thomas that was recently discovered and verified as authentic.

Like I said, for a religion that is supposed to unite all mankind, it does a really good job of dividing them.
 

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