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a study entitled “Faith in Flux” issued this week by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life questioned nearly 3,000 people and found that most children raised unaffiliated with a religion later chose to join one. Indoctrination be damned. By contrast, only 14 percent of those raised Catholic and 13 percent of those raised Protestant later became unaffiliated.
Originally posted by Supercertari
reply to post by Gawdzilla
I hope your dismissal of the data is not based on a pun? That was the only evidence you gave for questioning it, a good old fashioned ad hominem, perhaps you'd like to elsewhere unveil your conspiracy theory concerning Pew Research with some facts.
It has been good enough for the NYT and other international journals who could not be described as bastions of religious belief.
Meantime does it offend your belief system that the great program of steering people away, from an early age, from the "dangers" of religion is failing?
To quote a good source "you shall know a tree by its fruits."
Originally posted by Byrd
Did anyone check to see WHAT faith they joined? They could have become Pagan or Jedi or Buddhist or Muslim or any number of other non-Christian faiths. My guess would be that the data's actually all over the map.
Originally posted by mannapolie
Mod Edit: Removed previous T and C violation in quote.
Originally posted by Miraj
Not really bad news for Atheists. It's just bad news for anyone who cares for the future of the human race.