October 11th, 2012 at 8:35 am
1 in 5 adults in the U.S. have no religious affiliation
in: Analysis,Latest Trend,Spirituality
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One in five U.S. adults say they are not part of a traditional religious denomination, new data from the Pew Research Center show, evidence of an unprecedented reshuffling of Americans’ spiritual identities that is shaking up fields from charity to politics.
But despite their nickname, the “nones” are far from godless. Many pray, believe in God and have regular spiritual routines.
Their numbers have increased dramatically over the past two decades, according to the study released Tuesday. About 19.6 percent of Americans say they are “nothing in particular,” agnostic or atheist, up from about 8 percent in 1990. One-third of adults under 30 say the same. Pew offered people a list of more than a dozen possible affiliations, including “Protestant,” “Catholic,” “something else” and “nothing in particular.”
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This has tremendous import to pro-lifers and First Amendment rights.
Very hard to connect moral arguments if one has no moral center.
In some ways the organized Churches share some of the blame as they fell under the spell of the Gooferment. 501c3 tax deduction is the path to how they are controlled.
And, what about the children? They are getting their “religious” education in the Gooferment Skrules. They learn ”Secular Progressive”, Social Justice, Earth worship, and that the Gooferment is the new “mother” and “father” to them.
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