Tuesday, April 28, 2009

National Statistics on Belonging, Belief and Behavior

American Religious Identification Survey

Twenty years makes a difference. “Nones” are increasing or at least feel a liberty in coming out of the closet. More vocal atheists are formulating their theology. We are as nice as Christians and we don’t need God to do it appears to be the theme and rally cry.

More Atheists Shout It From the Rooftops from NYT article shows “And now parents were coming out of the woodwork asking for family-oriented programs where they could meet like-minded nonbelievers.”

So is God dead … again? Christians are still 75% of the US population so it may be too early for a funeral. Did Jesus say everyone (or even a majority) will become Christian and then the end will come? No. He said this gospel will be preached to the whole world and then … (Mat 24:14) “Few there be that find it” my still apply. (Mat 7:14) Of the 75% how many are cultural Christians and how many have experienced a personal revelation of God that will remain convincing through coming deceptions?

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