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Atheism Doubles Among Generation Z

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by rlvaughn, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. rlvaughn

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    Atheism Doubles Among Generation Z

     
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    So the oldest of this generation just turned 17? Well, that's very young, so the beliefs aren't very firm but still only 13 percent identify as atheist - that tells me the word isn't a pejorative as much as it was in the past.

    These atheist kids gave "too much suffering in the world" as a main reason for their atheism - that smacks of naivety and inexperience. Still, you don't want to turn into Norway:

    For First Time in History, Atheism Overtakes Religious Faith in Norway

    so maybe churches here should put extra outreach in their efforts to reach these kids .
     
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    Yes, I thought about that two -- a survey of 3 to 17 year olds.
     
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    Aren’t they just following the parents?
     
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    And their teachers.

    Probably not their pastors, though.
     
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    Pastors!?! :Laugh
     
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    Age THREE!!!! Until a kid turns 6 or 7 they dont really have any views!
     
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    My Grandmother used to take me by the hand almost every day and walk me to church when I was a young boy...took me to stations of the cross too. I learned from that old women that God was active in my life... indeed active in all our lives and we could trust him. It was a benevolent world that she introduced me into

    My point is, do they do that today Do they take an active roll in introcucing kids to God? I think not.
     
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    Sure they do. They understand good and evil, right and wrong...but we give them a pass... oh they are too young;)
     
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    You know that when I speak to people I ask how God is working in their lives. It gets them thinking.
     
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    Actually, I thought about that, too....:rolleyes:
     
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