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Response to madokie (Original post)

Sun Apr 6, 2014, 08:22 AM

5. I think part of the reason why internet use might affect religious

affiliation is the socializing factor. Lots of people, especially people in rural areas, went to church because that was the place to meet with neighbors and family and keep up with each other. Now the internet, through Facebook and other sites, can provide that and can even provide it better in some ways. You can keep up with family and friends all over the world on the internet and you can also meet others who share your same interests. Meeting up at church cannot compete with internet use, and on the internet you don't have to listen to the boring sermon to get what you really came there for.

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