Reflection on an Atlantic Article that Discusses how Religion Declined in the United States and how the Nones Grew

Recently a new article came out at The Atlantic that looked at the rise of the nones and examined why America was becoming more secular. What contributed to the decline of religion is the marrying of politics and he Republican Party, the end of the Cold War and the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The rise of the internet also has played a role. Today you can Google yourself into atheism which previously was not possible.  Continue reading

Recommended Read: Michael Gerson in the Washington Post on Why White Evangelicals Should Panic

Michael Gerson wrote a column at the Washington Post the other day which created a lot of attention on social media. The post dealt with why white evangelicals should be afraid. Their embrace of politics and Trump has come with a large trade off: Many people in the 18 to 29 age bracket are rejecting evangelicalism and walking away. Continue reading

Franklin Graham Says Donald Trump is a “Defender of the Christian Faith.” Plus Newsweek on Young Evangelicals Abandoning Faith Because of Politics

In an interview recently Franklin Graham said that Donald Trump is a “defender of the Christian faith.” That received a lot of attention and a response from the atheist community. Shortly after that took place Newsweek had a cover story that examines the dying relationship between younger evangelicals and politics. Young evangelicals are walking away from the church in bulk because they are sick of the politics.
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