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
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
This is a brief article based on an older Religious News Service article about the rise of the nones. Is it more than just politics that is resulting in millennials abandoning religion? I very much believe that the changing demographics is also a factor. Continue reading
A college professor from Pitzer in Claremont, California writes an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times about secular families and ethics. As the nones grow in the United States, secular families are teaching and imparting ethics and morality in children and in the process show that God is not needed. It will be interesting to watch these families over the course of time. Continue reading
This is a brief post pushing an article I read at the Religion News Service. The article deals with the growth of folk religion and how its affecting the “nones”, Catholics, atheists, and other Christians. Continue reading
This is an article that reflects on an older post from Mike Anderson who led The Resurgence at Mars Hill in Seattle. What do you do when religion leads you to places that are dark and to behaviors just as destructive as alcoholism or drug addiction? This also reflects on what I have seen in my own life. Continue reading
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.