Young People Less Religious
June 27, 2012 Leave a comment
One in three young Americans doubts the existence of God.
The Pew Research Center says 31 % of Americans under 30 have real doubts. Compared to only 9 % of those over 65.
CNN news pointed out that these new numbers constitute a 15% drop in the numbers since 2007 when 83 % of the millennial generation said they believed in God.
This means that young people are expressing doubts about a God now more than ever before.
Worldwide, the Catholic Church is facing a shortage of priests, which the Vatican recently blamed on secularism, sexual abuse scandals, and parents’ ambition for their children.
It has also been reported that American Muslims are facing a shortage in the number of Imams needed.
Hopefully this trend will continue and perhaps defuse some of the religious conflicts, not only among the religions themselves, but the clashes between those who want freedom from the age-old evil intrusions into their brains, lives, and bedrooms.