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In 1991, only six percent of Americans identified their religious affiliation as “none,” and that number had not moved much since the early 1970s. By the end of the 1990s, 14% of the public claimed no religious affiliation. The rate of religious change accelerated further during the late 2000s and early 2010s, reaching 20% by 2012. Today, one-quarter (25%) of Americans claim no formal religious identity, making this group the single largest “religious group” in the U.S.
Yes just add to that Trumpism or anti-Trumpsim might be filling the void for some people in this political climate, but either way it is a huge distraction if it has made people forget that MAGA for or against it, is not the long term solution/curse. Only God's Kingdom is the solution to the entire worlds biggest problems.
Americans still have a keen interest in spiritual things, but many of them are now attempting to fill that void in alternative ways. For example, it has been claimed that Wicca (a very popular form of witchcraft) is now the fastest growing faith in America. Many like to focus on the political changes that are happening in this country
In the days when these kings of iron and clay reign, the God of heaven will set up another kingdom, a kingdom that can never be destroyed, a kingdom that will never be ruled by others. It will crush all the other kingdoms and bring them to an end. This kingdom will last forever.
Organized religion is a sham. People are leaving due to this. We are a spiritual species though. Thus spirituality will continue to be fueled not BY organized religion.
Yes agnosticism is on the rise like never before, people that formulate their on belief structure that basically says I don't really know.
I blame our educational system teaching Evolution as 100% fact in school,....
....coupled with parents who just don't care what their kids believe,
The evolution debate is for another thread,
Generation Z trying to fill their spiritual needs then turns to Wicca, and they throw away their christian heritage of several generations.
I actually see that people are moving more to a humanitarian view of the world, Where people’s well-being is what is considered important. I would rather see Bonds being made around mutual benefit, rather than magical stories that literally makes no sense.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: Blue_Jay33
I find it a bit unsettling.
I'm an atheist myself but I have lots of interaction with people that believe in one thing or another.
Religion is a glue that holds people and society's together. When that is gone there might be dire consequences.