Cutting God Loose

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by Kristine Christlieb  •  •  May 24, 2021   

Millennials go it alone

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Nearly half of Millennials "don't know, care or believe that God exists," according to survey results released last week.

This comes from the Cultural Research Center (CRC) at Arizona Christian University, which measures American perspectives on religion.

Only 57% of Millenials call themselves Christian, a major fall from previous generations.

Millennials are more likely to condone abortion, approve of premarital sex and question the value of private property.

This is a trend experts have been observing for years.

Psychology professor Jean Twenge: "So we were able to look at teens all the way back to the 1960s and compare them to what they look like now. And we found there's been a really big decline in religious involvement and interest."

Earlier this year, honors students at Loyola University Chicago complained about the incorporation of the Bible into the curricula.

One student remarked: "I personally did not like reading the Bible whatsoever, in any capacity, even though a lot of the texts related to it. I absolutely hated it."

Across all four generations, the survey found a common thread.

The report claims 88% of Americans are "syncretistic," meaning they have "a mash-up of various worldviews," picking beliefs from different sources.

The CRC's findings mirror trends among Catholics — the emergence of so-called cafeteria Catholics and diminishing belief in the Real Presence in the Eucharist.

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