**We find no evidence of a slowdown, the researchers declared. Their suggestion is that it is only a matter of time by the time todays newborns are 30 years old before half of Americans are non-religious.**
I would actually argue that the poll data is accurate in a twisted way. Those who usually identify themselves as ‘believing in a god, but not in any kind of religious teaching’, are usually just selfish, greedy atheists. They don’t want to follow any commands from a higher power, but they also can’t face the logical conclusion of the no-God philosophy, that when they die, it’s all over. They’re scared of that. In short, they want all the nice things about faith, but are not willing to sacrifice anything as companion to that belief, not time, charity, or immorality. The world revolves around these people. They are the center of the universe.
I hate to sound pessimistic about the current state of faith in America and the Western World in general, but counting followers of the Biden/Pelosi version of religious adherence as people of faith, is delusional.
Our aims are not merely to convince people that there is a god, and he is the Lord. That’s meaningless in the long run. After all, Satan believes in God. The ultimate aim is to convince people that salvation lies in His teachings, and His laws. Those who work against his commands here on Earth, no matter how much they fear death, will not inherit the Kingdom of Heaven.
It’s a heavy, politically correct leftist message for young people to say they don’t belong to a Christian religion. You are supposed to claim you are “spiritual”, but not say the C-word and God forbid, you say you are a Baptist when they reject homosexuals social engineering marriage and family!
Young people fall for it, but it won’t last because politically correct slogans don’t run deep in the human Spirit. Jesus does. P.C. anti-god prayers are anchored in denial out of shame and fear of a fleeting political party’s popularity and authority. The Left tried to do this to Christians in the 60’s and 70’s, too.
Young people are going to see what the Left’s evil has produced for them and reject it for the faith, morals and culture of their roots. Americans are rooted in Christianity, but with the massive immigration, they are not so rooted in our constitutional liberty which was born of Christianity.
To me it shows the longing of the human heart, coming up against the popular notion that being 'religious' means being uptight and bigoted, which is, of course, very uncool!
A rather startling number of self described athiests claim to believe in God...... A fact which speaks of the level to which education has fallen that they fail to grasp the irony...