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June 12th, 2012
04:49 PM ET

Pew survey: Doubt of God growing quickly among millennials

By Dan Merica, CNN

Washington (CNN) – The percentage of Americans 30 and younger who harbor some doubts about God’s existence appears to be growing quickly, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. While most young Americans, 68%, told Pew they never doubt God’s existence, that’s a 15-point drop in just five years.

In 2007, 83% of American millennials said they never doubted God’s existence.

More young people are expressing doubts about God now than at any time since Pew started asking the question a decade ago. Thirty-one percent disagreed with the statement “I never doubt the existence of God,” double the number who disagreed with it in 2007.

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When asked about doubts of God, no other generation showed a change of more than 2% in the past five years.

The survey found that the percentage of millennials who identify with a religion is remaining constant, while most other generations have seen religious identification increase in the past 10 years.

The findings about millennials and religion were part of a 168-page report that Pew released June 4 but were largely overlooked.

“Notably, people younger than 30 are substantially less likely than older people to say prayer is an important part of their lives,” the report said.

“Research on generational patterns shows that this is not merely a lifecycle effect,” it continued. “The Millennial generation is far less religious than were other preceding generations when they were the same age years ago.”

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The findings are part of Pew’s 2012 American Values Survey, which touches on issues including political partisanship, gay marriage and abortion.

Despite the findings on millennials, the survey shows that the United States continues to be a highly religious nation, with most Americans identifying with a particular faith.

Seventy-six percent of all respondents said prayer is an important part of their lives and agreed that “we all will be called before god at the Judgment Day to answer for our sins.” About 80% said they have never doubted the existence of God.

The report points to a growing divide between the youngest and oldest Americans on belief, religion and social issues.

According to Jesse Galef, communications director for the Secular Student Alliance, the growth in “doubting” youths has led to a surge in secular student groups.

“For a lot of millennial atheists, they are expecting to find a group, they are coming to campus, and if they don’t find one, they are starting one,” Galef said. “This is completely different than what other generations grew up with.”

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The Secular Student Alliance has affiliates on 357 American campuses, Galef said, up from 81 such affiliates in 2007.

Galef says the Internet has created a place for young people to discuss religious doubts.

“It enables anybody to have open discussions without fearing if their parents would find out or what their communities would say,” he said. "The more safe places we create for young people to discuss their doubts, the more they can inspire questions in others."

- Dan Merica

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soundoff (4,013 Responses)
  1. wes

    GOOD!!! religion brings nothing but death, enforcement, loss of personal freedom, lies, and just down right nonsence!! slowley day by day everything from the bible is being proved wrong. the universe is now bigger then just a so called "flat earth" planets orbit the sun, not orbit the earth. earth is not the center of the universe, but rather a huge black hole followed by a quasar. the earth is over 4 billion years old, not 12 thousand years. man and dinosours did not walk the earth togeather. humans came from the chimp. you can feel whats left of the "tail" we once had. just dont tell santorium or palin I said this.

    June 12, 2012 at 8:02 pm |
    • Gordon

      You seem to believe everything you read and heard without testing. Did you actually go back in time and witness what you state? Or do you truly believe the measuring methods with huge variances is the ultimate truth you can trust your life on?

      I'd rather trust that there is a perfect God who created and controls the universe in a perfect and just way, rather than relying on some group of humans who state that they came up with a perfect idea for people to live by. That would include organized religion. Although atheism-based ideology is the most hideous in the human history. Remember the killings in Russia, China, Cambodia? Or even evolutionary-based Nazism? Organized religion pales in comparison.

      June 12, 2012 at 8:16 pm |
    • wes

      you mean what ive seen on TV. shows like The Universe, The planets, and lots more other shows that break it down and tell you what is going on. how the earth was made. you get a little matter, and that matter has gravity and attracts other matter. in billions of years you have a star or planet, or other body. this why we have a space station, this is why we have computers to do problems we simply cant comprehend. dont get me wrong I do respect what you belive in you can worship a tooth pick for all I care. im just stating the cold facts. and yes I trust these facts with my life. I choose science over belief.

      June 12, 2012 at 8:47 pm |
  2. JohnnyAnonymous

    I think that Christianity will eventually go the same route as the old worship of Zeus, Odin, etc., etc. Sadly it will probably be replaced with something else because humanity seems to have a desperate need for something to worship but at least it will get a fresh coat of paint in a few hundred years perhaps.

    June 12, 2012 at 8:00 pm |
    • Bootyfunk

      yes, christianity will take its place among the other mythologies. however, i have hope it will not be replaced by another cult, but by logic, responsibility and compassion.

      June 12, 2012 at 8:02 pm |
    • GodFreeNow

      Religion is just a symptom of a faulty psychology and failing reason. To keep it from being replaced, we will need to treat the condition and not just the symptom.

      June 12, 2012 at 8:06 pm |
  3. Dave

    Gods of every denomination were created by the indigenous humans of their geographical region to explain things that were too complicated to understand. If Jesus is truly a spirit for all mankind, then he would have appeared to the aborigines and the American Indians. Why didn't he? Because the fable was not able to cross oceans, that's why. Everyone has their own God whose life history is different but whose mystique is the same: Created the earth magically, has divine powers, expects you to live an impossible chaste life or you will be punished, has a kingdom that is so beautiful it defies description, if you do not worship him you will end up in a place that is so horrible it defies description, wears a robe.........blah, blah, blah

    June 12, 2012 at 7:59 pm |
    • If horses had Gods .. their Gods would be horses

      The Evolution of God is an excellent book that explains in much detail and proof exactly what you're saying Dave. Another good one would be The Moral Animal.

      June 12, 2012 at 8:04 pm |
    • Dave

      Thanks, I will look for them.

      June 12, 2012 at 8:11 pm |
  4. junior

    "No one kills in the name of Atheism"
    Mao, Pol Pot, Hitler, Stalin. They killed for human progress right?

    June 12, 2012 at 7:56 pm |
    • Bootyfunk

      hitler was a card carrying catholic. get your facts straight. oh, i forgot, christians hate facts.

      June 12, 2012 at 7:59 pm |
    • LOL Religion

      In the name of the State, in the pursuit of power, to satisfy their own paranoia or vengeance or hatred. That's what they killed for, and THAT isn't atheism.

      Nobody has ever killed in the name of 'lack of belief in deities'.

      June 12, 2012 at 8:00 pm |
    • junior

      That you think Hitler was catholic has no relevance to reality. If that were the case why did he execute priests, nuns, monks, other catholics?

      June 12, 2012 at 8:01 pm |
    • Eric G

      You must be new here.
      Hitler was a Catholic.
      Stalin was a seminary student who studied to be a priest.
      Mao was a sociopath.

      Atheism is the lack of belief in a god. They did kill many people, but not in the name of their "lack of belief".

      Forgive me for not being able to give credit for this quote but "left to their own devices, good people will tend to do good things, and bad people will tend to do bad things. If you want to get good people to do bad things, that takes religion."

      June 12, 2012 at 8:04 pm |
    • Bootyfunk

      guess you haven't read his book, mein kampf. he talks about being on a mission from god to kill the jew, murderers of the messiah. nazi belt buckles read, "in god's light" or something like that. look up what i'm saying. educate yourself. check his correspondence with the vatican. yeah, they wrote letters to each other. how romantic!

      for the record, hitler was a madman, as are all despots, warped by power. he killed lots of atheists and gypsies and g.ays, too. he killed anyone that disagreed with him, pretty much.

      June 12, 2012 at 8:04 pm |
    • paul

      you can't possibly be that stupid.

      mao and pol pot killed for communism; as atheists, they didn't say "rawr i'm going to kill you in the name of a nonexistent god!"

      saying "because they killed, and because they were atheist, therefore they killed for atheism" is just as ludicrous an idea as saying "because hitler killed, and because hitler was vegetarian, hitler killed for vegetarianism".

      June 12, 2012 at 8:05 pm |
    • LOL Religion

      "If that were the case why did he execute priests, nuns, monks, other catholics?"

      Because they were a threat to his power. Hitler and Stalin did away with anybody who got in their way or didn't cede their authority to the state. Have you ever even picked up a history book?

      June 12, 2012 at 8:05 pm |
    • Kane

      They didn't kill in the name of Atheism. They killed in the name of their own egos. They suppressed religion because they felt threatened by it. They wanted to replace worship of some other god with worship of their own image. True atheism does not accept the worship of anyone.

      June 12, 2012 at 8:06 pm |
    • Peter, Paul, and Scary

      Yeah, yeah, yeah. The argument over who has done more damage goes on. The fact is there can be bad and good people of all belief systems. Anyone who thinks about it long enough knows this to be true. (I'm not just commenting on your comment, but the one you are commenting on as well.)

      June 12, 2012 at 8:06 pm |
    • Eric G

      "Relevance to reality"? We do not need to think Hitler was Catholic, we can prove he was Catholic through the presentation of evidence.

      Please provide verifiable evidence that your god exists.

      June 12, 2012 at 8:06 pm |
    • junior

      If Hitler was Catholic, then he obviously slep during the readings and the gospels.

      June 12, 2012 at 8:07 pm |
    • Eric G

      Not only was he Catholic, he was never excommunicated from your church. Maybe he did nap during church. Just like you did in Science class.

      June 12, 2012 at 8:09 pm |
    • junior

      Funny, History was my major in College. Must have been ill that semester.

      June 12, 2012 at 8:09 pm |
    • junior

      The church did not excommunicate Hitler because he was not Catholic. Hitler had long since abandoned the Catholic faith of his childhood. There was no need to excommunicate him.

      June 12, 2012 at 8:11 pm |
    • Eric G

      A history major? What school? Oral Roberts?

      Your church did excommunicate one Nazi, Joseph Goebbels. Know why, Mr. History? Because he married a Protestant.

      Why would they find it necessary to excommunicate Goebbels, and not Hitler?

      Stay in the shallow end of the pool while the adults talk, junior.

      June 12, 2012 at 8:18 pm |
    • Gordon

      Actually, Hitler was carrying Catholic card for political reasons. Nazism itself was adapted from the atheistic theory of evolution, where people decided that they should "control" evolution for betterment of their world. Just hideous.

      June 12, 2012 at 8:28 pm |
    • junior

      Joseph Goebbels excommunicated. He did not uphold the sacrament of marriage, serves him right in my opinion.

      June 12, 2012 at 8:30 pm |
    • Eric G

      No answer? Why did they excommunicate Goebbels and not Hitler?

      I would not brag about your education if your college also sold snow tires.

      June 12, 2012 at 8:52 pm |
    • junior

      because one was catholic and the other wasn't. You can excommunicate Nancy Pelosi but not Jimmy Swaggart.
      Thuuuuuyyyyyeee.

      June 12, 2012 at 9:12 pm |
    • junior

      I will check the U.C Berkeley website to see if they sold snow tires. Sorry do you also think that Sears automotive sells milk my new friend?

      June 12, 2012 at 9:14 pm |
    • Gordon

      The core of atheism is about worshipping themselves. Not believing there is an absolute authority is basically believing they themselves are the sole authority.

      June 12, 2012 at 10:03 pm |
    • Gordon

      One more to add: People do kill because they believe there is no God who can judge them. Why do you think serial killers have no second thoughts on killing? Because they believe there is no consequence. What about those who indirectly kill other people because they thought their "own goodness" was the right way? Like people who report hiding Jews to authorities because it was the "good" way?

      The root of all evil is believing there is no absolute authority over them.

      June 12, 2012 at 10:09 pm |
  5. Water to Whine

    You know, I have my opinions on religious issues, and I used to get on this blog and argue with stubborn people with tendencies to spew harangues (and maybe I was one of them). However, I am now more concerned for tolerance, blame games, and control of rage among people with differing religious views. Anyone for peace and understanding on this blog, or am I going to get finger pointing and excuses from obsessive types?

    June 12, 2012 at 7:54 pm |
  6. LOL Religion

    Maybe I've just watched too much Stark Trek, but I cannot imagine the human race ever reaching beyond this solar system while still clinging to bronze aged fantasies about magic sky wizards. Frankly, were I an alien race I'd destroy humanity if it tried to infect the rest of the Universe with such delusions.

    June 12, 2012 at 7:53 pm |
    • mendacitysux

      Facinating

      June 12, 2012 at 7:56 pm |
    • QS

      "Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end."

      June 12, 2012 at 8:10 pm |
  7. Martin

    We can't have a rational, moral society when our beliefs are based on fairy tales.

    June 12, 2012 at 7:52 pm |
    • boomersheart

      We cannot have a nation at all when it has no moral foundation. Take away it's customs, beliefs and common language, and you destroy the nation. When non-believers rule the world do you truly think there will be a beautiful world? Religion is not the enemy, self-gratification, greed, and pride are the real enemy. All those screaming against God are as intolerant as those who are extremely religious. There is no "one size fits all" when it comes to a system of belief that helps someone make it through life.

      June 12, 2012 at 8:12 pm |
  8. Alex

    ...another note...because God lives outside of time, used evolution and the all processes discovered by science to bring the human race to the current situation. How you decide to communicate with this being is up to you to seek or reject....called free will

    June 12, 2012 at 7:50 pm |
    • mendacitysux

      We're the best he could do?
      Aimed rather low don't you think?

      June 12, 2012 at 7:54 pm |
    • Eric G

      Sorry Alex, but that is called the "God of gaps" argument. You have gone to the end of your knowledge and inserted a constant (your God) that you have not provided evidencial support proving existence. If unintentional, your post is logically flawed. If intentional, you are intellectually dishonest.

      No points for you. Please try again next round.

      June 12, 2012 at 7:59 pm |
    • The teacher

      So take that!

      June 12, 2012 at 8:02 pm |
  9. Apophis

    LOL!! Do you think that IF there is a god, IT would give a rats ass about you?! Do you think you're special that if you pray to god, it's actually listening to you? Hey, YOU ARE NOT SPECIAL!! If you pray to the tree outside your house, you WILL get the same results!! LOL Religion is a bunch of CRAP and i am glad religion is losing its grip on peoples minds. If there were a war against religion, i'll be there! GLADLY!!

    June 12, 2012 at 7:49 pm |
    • Jenna

      You're just as bad as any religious nut. Your double standard is outstanding.

      June 12, 2012 at 9:30 pm |
  10. solex

    Carl Sagan had the greatest comment ever on religion. When asked if he believed in God he responded:

    "I don't want to believe. i want to know."

    June 12, 2012 at 7:45 pm |
    • Gordon

      The trouble with Carl Sagan is there is a lot of evidence of God if he opened his eyes. If he already closed his mind on God, and will only believe if there is evidential knowledge that he can understand based on his learned reasoning, it will never work. That's how perfect this free will is. You have to first believe, then use reasoning to see the evidence, just like you had to first believe that your mother will never harm you. If you don't believe, that's your choice. But don't ask for evidence. It's all over the universe if you open your eyes.

      June 12, 2012 at 10:19 pm |
  11. Dave

    Atheism is as much bunk as being a believer. You can neither prove or disprove the existence of a God. That is why being an agnostic makes much more sense. Personally, I am positive there is no God, but because I cannot prove it, I call myself agnostic.

    June 12, 2012 at 7:45 pm |
    • If horses had Gods .. their Gods would be horses

      An Agnostic is one who "questions" the existence of a God(s) .. an Atheist does not believe in said God(s). You, my friend, are an Athiest even if you're afraid to admit it just yet.

      June 12, 2012 at 7:47 pm |
    • solex

      Atheism is NOT about saying there is no god. Atheists believe that the universe is a closed system with no need for explanation and that everyone is responsible for their own actions.

      That's it – it has nothing to do with the lack or possible presence of "god".

      June 12, 2012 at 7:47 pm |
    • LOL Religion

      Nobody is JUST an agnostic – it is NOT a position between atheism and theism. (A)gnosticsm pertains to KNOWLEDGE, (a)theism pertains to BELIEF. Learn the difference and spare us the sanctimony.

      June 12, 2012 at 7:50 pm |
    • If horses had Gods .. their Gods would be horses

      Dave, you are asigning as much credibility to the existence of Gods as with non existence. That is an invalid asumption. It is about probability. I believe there is an invisible Stegosaurus orbiting Pluto right now, am I right, not likely, but still infinitely more probable than Gods existing since both Stegs and Pluto have been proven.

      June 12, 2012 at 7:55 pm |
    • Jay

      Amazing how those that think "agnosticism" is some mid point between Atheism and bible banging believers.

      Agnostic means that one does not know
      Atheist means that one does not believe.

      They are not mutually exclusive terms, & they can be used in tandem; i.e. Agnostic Atheist = me!

      June 12, 2012 at 7:56 pm |
    • electriophile

      You can be agnostic and atheist. Atheism is simply not believing in a god, regardless of how sure you are. See this chart: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-S43W4wbm0VE/T8baNr81WUI/AAAAAAAAAc8/jWSDLOSkDbg/s400/chart.png

      June 12, 2012 at 7:57 pm |
    • Dave

      @If horses had Gods .. their Gods would be horses I considered myself Atheist for many years before I realized, as much as I didn't want to admit it, I cannot prove there is no God. I only recently felt that agnostic probably describes me more accurately. I have very science based beliefs and am certain to the core that no god exists, I just can't prove it, and neither can anyone else.

      June 12, 2012 at 8:06 pm |
    • Dave

      @electriophile If that infographic is based on true definitions, then yes, I am agnostic atheist.

      June 12, 2012 at 8:08 pm |
    • fred

      Horses
      That was nonsense.
      The majority of scientists agree that at the core of creation there is evidence of design. I am not saying Intellegent Design simply design. Belief comes in as to the orgin of that design and there we have different camps. General consensus is also for a singularity as to creation of the universe and expansion of the our known universe. God as that orginal source has the same amount of acceptable scientific evidence as no God. Just as worship by the Neanderthal pointed towards something far greater than what is observable modern science also points to something far greater than what is observable.

      June 12, 2012 at 8:10 pm |
    • Gordon

      Knowledge and belief are interrelated. You cannot gain knowledge without a basic fundamental belief that knowledge you are gaining using your five senses are trustworthy because your reasoning based on your senses is trustworthy. Nothing more.

      Saying there is no evidence of God is basically just saying you don't have senses to understand the evidence of God.

      June 12, 2012 at 10:26 pm |
  12. WeWereOnTheMoon

    I can see why we could use god, but I could never underhand what's in it for him.

    June 12, 2012 at 7:44 pm |
    • mendacitysux

      Money?

      June 12, 2012 at 7:54 pm |
  13. Benjamin Dover

    Honestly, my take is believe in whatever you want, be it the existence of a deity or the non-existence of a deity. If your belief improves your life and makes you a kinder person, great. I just wish the believers in a deity would leave the rest of us alone, just as I wish the militant atheists would leave the believers alone.

    June 12, 2012 at 7:42 pm |
    • Tim

      I think you have a good point. I personally am active in my church and believe spirituality has beneifited my life. The truth is that Christians are more on the DEFENSIVE than the offensive. We are simply trying to protect our rights to belief how we've always believed. There are militant Christians as well as militant atheists out there. It is unfortunate that some of these groups have yet to learn how to disagree without full on attacking the other side. However, our society as a whole (disclaimer: general blanket statement) doesn't want any restrictions on behavior or morals. The problems with definitions or restrictions is it surely will proove to be discriminatory to some category of people who feel it is their right to practice that behavior.

      June 12, 2012 at 7:53 pm |
  14. Thoughtpolice

    Most people that call themselves agnostic are just heading their bets. Atheism is not a religion. Is it a more realistic way to look at everything around us as evolution and fact. Some day, probably centuries from now, people will wonder how the people for these past 3000 years were so stupid to be convinced by snake oil salesmen that there is actually a dude in the sky.

    June 12, 2012 at 7:41 pm |
    • Xands

      Atheism is a personal relationship with Reality

      June 12, 2012 at 7:43 pm |
    • JWT

      Religion will always be around in some form or other. They will come and go as time passes.

      June 12, 2012 at 7:46 pm |
    • JohnnyAnonymous

      +1000 internets for Xands

      June 12, 2012 at 7:46 pm |
    • Dave

      You need to learn what being an agnostic really is. You imply it is someone taking the middle ground. That isn't true. It is someone that says a supreme being cannot be proved to exist or not exist. In that effect, everyone on the planet is agnostic. I believe there is no god but I can't prove it, therefore I am agnostic. When you are able to prove there is no god, get back to us.

      June 12, 2012 at 7:50 pm |
    • The teacher

      With that logic Super Dave there are no Athiests? Nice try. Religion is as contrived as Peter Pan only Barrie knew it was fiction. I am definitely an Athiest which makes me smarter than most.

      June 12, 2012 at 8:00 pm |
  15. solex

    God did not make man in his own image – it was the other way around.

    The dinosaurs ran the planet for 30-60 million years – we are running it now.

    I think in another 30-60 million years it will be the bug's turn to run the planet.

    I bet their god will look like a bug.

    June 12, 2012 at 7:41 pm |
  16. keith

    When all you hear is hate and intolerance coming from the supposed followers of "god" why would you ever want to be associated with that group?

    June 12, 2012 at 7:39 pm |
  17. garrettspeaks

    There comes a time when "A magical, resurrected Arab hippie who is his own father but is also not his father who impregnated a virgin for the heck of it because he/they created the world and its problems and then blame the problems on the things created" just seems not very likely of a true mythos.

    I can't wait when humans finally get over their beliefs in fantasy that simply aren't true. Maybe then we can actually work together for a better society instead of just stagnating in the selfish, unenlightened idiocy of religion.

    June 12, 2012 at 7:39 pm |
    • Gordon

      Not sure I want to go that route. Isn't communism and nazism based on atheism, where people came up with their "best" idea to work together for a better world? The truth is, not a single idea man made is perfect. They all degenerate in practice. It is pure selfishness and arrogance to think that human beings can come up with a perfect idea.

      June 12, 2012 at 7:55 pm |
    • electriophile

      @Gordon: atheism is in no way associated with any political party or practice. Hitler was a catholic. Communism has nothing to do with religion or a lack therof.

      June 12, 2012 at 8:00 pm |
  18. rdeleys

    Given how atheists are vilified in this country, I suspect the real number of atheists is much higher than the polls indicate. Atheism is the next closet that needs to be opened.

    June 12, 2012 at 7:38 pm |
    • garrettspeaks

      R'amen to that!

      June 12, 2012 at 7:40 pm |
    • An Atheist's Perspective

      I'm willing to bet a part of the decrease in religious belief indicated in the poll was actually an increase of people willing to admit their non-belief.

      June 12, 2012 at 7:44 pm |
    • JWT

      Church is/was such a big part of a community structure in some places that I doubt people could deny the religion and still do a reasonable life and/or business there.

      With time and openness people do not need to pretend anymore just to fit in thus we will have a lessening of belief.

      Despite going to church for quite a few years I have been an athiest since the day I was born.

      June 12, 2012 at 7:48 pm |
  19. Alex

    wasn't this all predicted by the wise ones, that the limted thinking of the material world youth would see no value in a God. Though I can understand their distain for religion and its rise to empower the priests, the idea that people can't feel the existance of God or witness the power of prayer is shallow one for our young material folks who in a way worship themselves on Facebook....etc.

    June 12, 2012 at 7:37 pm |
    • Jonathan

      The god you are "feeling" and "experiences" is subjective. Your reality is subjective. If you were raised told the sky was green and the grass was blue my blue would be your green and vice versa. No empirical evidence ever has been provided for the existence of a god. God is made in mans imagine. Religion provides nothing but fairy tales with a few morals while forgoing other important morals (woman equality, slavery etc.) These morals are self-evident. Most are born with the instinct not to screw their sister, take what isn't there's and not to kill for no reason. To me it's rather elegant to believe there's no real reason we are here. That is all just kind of happened due to various randomized, non-random factors. Science surely isn't 100% correct. That's the basis of science. It's ever evolving. Taking in the new knowledge gained through generations and applying, testing, refining and doing it all over again to get an answer that is the best we have for the time period. Religion is static. It's foolish to believe that god made an appearance as a reincarnate through a virgin birth to a select few within a group of desert dwelling, genocidal, illiterate, slavery driven society and hasn't been heard from since. The odds of your religion (assuming there is a correct one) being correct are very low. If you'd been born in India you'd most likely subscribe to Hinduism or Jainism etc. Try praying to the sun for a while. I think you'll find that about the same percentage of yours prayers are being answered.

      June 12, 2012 at 7:49 pm |
    • Tim

      A BIG AMEN. You make a really good point in saying they worship themselves on facebook. Today's youth are so deafened by stimulus on tv, iphones, video games...you name it that they don't like silence. I myself am 29 and used to work with a bunch of 19-21 year olds. We would commute to work every day and they hated silence. They had to have something on all the time. A couple of them even said they hate silence. So although God is probably trying to communicate to them, they really can't hear him over the sound of the world.

      June 12, 2012 at 7:56 pm |
  20. Bad Religion

    The death of organized religion cannot come fast enough. It is about this opiate of the people finally begins to lose its affect. Beginning to wonder if a tolerance was ever going to be built up against the religions b.s. I'm happy to see that it is happening in my life time.

    June 12, 2012 at 7:37 pm |
    • Apophis

      Watch Zeitgeist about religion. It'll open your eyes even more to the BS of religion! lol

      June 12, 2012 at 8:11 pm |
    • QS

      Or "Religulous"! 🙂

      June 12, 2012 at 8:15 pm |
    • Apophis

      Yes!! That too!!

      June 12, 2012 at 8:37 pm |
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