News Losing our religion.....

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  1. Shithead

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    Now if only the rest of the world followed suit



    Americans are slowly becoming less and less religious
    By David K. Li
    December 24, 2015 | 11:44pm


    Americans are slowly losing their religion, according to an annual poll released Thursday.
    The number of adults who do not affiliate with any faith has increased over time, to 19.6 percent — up from 14.6 percent in 2008, Gallup pollsters found.
    The United States remains a majority-Christian nation, with 75.2 percent of American adults identifying themselves as Protestant, Catholic, Mormon or of nondenominational Christian faith, according to the poll.
    Back in 2008, 80.1 percent of Americans said they considered themselves Christian.
    That figure has been slowly declining since then — to 80 percent in 2009, 79.1 percent in 2010, 77.9 percent in 2011, 77.3 percent in 2012, 76.8 percent in 2013 and 75.7 percent last year.
    Not surprisingly, older Americans are the ones most likely to call themselves Christians.
    Every age group from 50-to-54 and up registered at least 81 percent as self-identified Christian.
    But it goes down from there, with the 45-to-49 set at 79 percent Christian, 40-44 at 74 percent, 35-39 at 71 percent, 30-34 at 67 percent, 25-29 at 62 percent and 18-24 at 62 percent.
     
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    yes comrade, the alternative is much better!

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    These projections, which take into account demographic factors such as fertility, age composition and life expectancy, forecast that people with no religion will make up about 13% of the world’s population in 2050, down from roughly 16% as of 2010.

    This is largely attributable to the fact that religious “nones” are, on average, older and have fewer children than people who are affiliated with a religion. In 2010, for instance, 28% of people who belong to any of the world’s religions were younger than 15 years old, compared with just 19% of the unaffiliated. And adherents of religions are estimated to give birth to an average of 2.6 children per woman, compared with an average of 1.7 children among the unaffiliated.

    http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tan...-decline-as-a-share-of-the-worlds-population/
     
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    I wonder what the % of people who identify themselves as Muslim is...
     
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    Bubbleguts420 2 word review, shit sandwich

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    JOEL OSTEEN APPROVES OF THIS POST as do every other shit fake TV evangelist who wouldn't recognize a religious experience if it crawled up their dickhole and laid eggs in their balls.
     
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    The coinciding collapse of the country is no surprise
     
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    That's fine, but some people end up putting their faith in other things that may be just as ridiculous....
     
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    I'd love to live in a world where a negative stigma isn't attached to atheism. Not believing in your fairytale doesn't make me less of a person than you.
     
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    That's exactly what the country needs less of, a conscience.
     
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    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold POTY Politics

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    You call religion a fairytale, but are complaining about a negative stigma on atheists.

    :lmao:
     
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    the churches are packed here in the retirement communities of AZ with the greatest generation,
    but once they die off that's it.
     
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    People like Trump, and basically most of the GOP presidential field, often cite the need to protect American culture from immigrants who might change it. Now, I personally think that it's enough with the immigrants and the refugees, but look around, there is no "American" culture; our "kulture" is just a polyglot mix mash of Kardashians and Caitlyn Jenners and slovenly glorification of death and violence. Perhaps people in America are losing their religiosity because American religions (particularly Christian denominations) worship the god of war rather than the Prince of Peace.
     
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    Not necessarily.
     
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    babybear r.i.p 8/3/15, Wherewolf of AZ Gold

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    I hope you are right.............but todays youth ?
    oh I work with them,its a lost cause.
     
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    Living in the west coast all my life I've never really felt any stigma to atheism, most people don't give a fuck and I doubt people in the east care very much either.

    I think that's only a problem if you live in the South & Bible Belt states, or if you're going to call religion a fairy tale like a smug douche ala Bill Maher.
     
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    I'm hoping young people wake the eff up and seek Christ. There are few younger persons that attend my church.
     
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    Thanks Obama.
     
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    You ever think maybe, just maybe, your wrong?
     
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    crazypreacher Not followin whitey's rules

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    As long as peace lovers can wear their filthy tablecloths i'm good.