I want you all to meet the prototypical "All". Not just a Druid! Not just a Buddhist! ALL. It's like a belief explosion in slow motion.Thunktank wrote:That seven percent may be looking for a "religion" rather than a church.UncleBob wrote:You should visit Lubbock <zederated> Texas!Onyx wrote:Also, from my experience, that 7% of "none" but looking for another church are probably just going through a passing phase.UncleBob wrote:Why most people leave religion? They just ‘stop believing’
It’s bad news for organized religion: A majority of the religiously unaffiliated — the so-called “nones” — say they fell away from faith not because of any negative experience, but because they “stopped believing,” usually before the age of 30.
Gloomier still for religion is this — nones now make up 25 percent of the American population, making them the single largest “faith group” in the U.S., ahead of Catholics (21 percent) and white evangelicals (16 percent).
And only a fraction — seven percent — say they are looking for a religion to belong to at all.
Some folks leave church on account of negative experiences in it. I didn't, I liked church, even miss it. I do find certain religions interesting and inspiring at times. For example, I practice some Buddhist inspired meditation. But I don't consider myself "Buddhist" or anything else. But being called a "none" should be politically incorrect. It's just not right.
I wonder if there are actually no "nones" whatsoever. Perhaps they've simply seen a bigger world. So "nones" are just Christian-speak for people that have not yet experiencing a belief-explosion?